Stephen “Breadman” Edwards’ three fight plan to pay-per-view for Julian “J-Rock” Williams.
What a difference one fight can make! Just ahead of his May 11 dust-up with Jarrett “Swift” Hurd, many were overlooking Julian “J-Rock” Williams. Most in the boxing world felt as if Hurd would continue his winning ways and steamroll the crafty Philly fighter.
Once in the ring, this was revealed to be an extremely faulty prediction.
J-Rock succeeded in dominating in every sense of the word. He was superior on the inside, at mid-range and when tangling on the outside. Besides of his overall versatility, Williams demonstrated strength and punching power that took many by surprise. In the end, he walked away with Hurd’s WBA, IBF and IBO super welterweight titles.
Now, as a unified champ, the world is Williams’s oyster! Yet to be accurate, Williams does have an agreement to fight Hurd in a rematch. There is no guarantee that he will prevail for a second consecutive time. However, unlike the first prizefight, many view Williams as the favorite. Provided that J-Rock does best Hurd once again, his future is solar-flare bright.
Assuming that his charge is victorious in the crucial do-over, Williams’ chief second, Stephen “Breadman” Edwards, has a loose road map for the next year or so. In an interview conducted by ThaBoxingVoice, Edwards explains how he would like to contest another three or four matches at super welterweight before formally moving Williams up to middleweight.
“…we’re looking for a big name coming up from 147 and then after that I’m going to move him up. He’ll be about thirty at that time, which is always a good time move up. Your body, your metabolism starts to slow down a little bit.”
THE ROAD TO UNIFICATION
Granted that Williams hands Hurd his second ‘L’, J-Rock has already agreed to fight the winner of Tony Harrison vs Jermell Charlo in a significant unification bout. Jaime Munguia holds the last remaining belt in the division.
Not only does Breadman think a scrap against Munguia would be a good fight, its one that he would happily accept. Unfortunately, due the politics of the day, Edwards is not confident that it would get made.
“I would love the Jaime Munguia fight. That’s a fight that I actually asked for, but it just doesn’t look like it’s going to be feasible to be honest with you. We’re already agreed to fight the winner of Harrison vs Charlo.
“So, you know Julian don’t get an easy road man. That’s another tough fight, but I would love Jaime Munguia, but it doesn’t look like it’s possible.”
Aside from Munguia, Edwards believes that Williams versus Errol Spence Jr will be a magnificent prizefight. Assuming Spence Jr defeats Shawn Porter, Williams v Spence would pit a unified welterweight champion against a unified super welterweight champion.
Spence regularly fights as a very big welterweight, so the differences in weight should not be a detractor to the bout.
Regardless of who Williams actually gets in the ring with, Breadman has a three or four-fight plan to get his professional bruiser on pay-per-view. At the moment, J-Rock is 29 years-old and has every intention on maximizing his worth and pay potential in his prime before calling it a career.
Plus, hitting a few pay-per-view licks is definitely on his ‘things to do’ list!
“We kind of got a little blue print that I kinda got diagrammed in my head. Obviously, it’s one fight at a time, but I got maybe a three, four-fight plan for Julian that will get him on pay-per-view.
“Obviously, the money is a little different on pay-per-view because it’s not a set price […] so hopefully it works out for us.”
3kingsboxing will continue to cover and report on the rapidly bubbling career of Julian “J-Rock” Williams.
By: Bakari Simpson