Terrell Williams Fighting for Redemption
Undefeated welterweight fighter Terrell Williams (18-0, 13KO), is looking to get his career back on track. He will have his chance in an upcoming fight with former junior welterweight challenger Thomas Dulorme (24-3-1 16KO) September 21. However, it has been an exhausting journey trying to shake off the demons of that infamous day back in 2015. He will forever be remembered as the guy who ended the career of rising star Prichard Colon.
In boxing, there are tragic moments that stick with us forever. At times, fighters pay consequences for living up to the oldest code in the sport: “going out on your shield while showing the fighters mentally”. The price tag has totaled to serious career changing injury, or even the ultimate price of death. It’s the saddest part of the sport that stays in our memory forever and often referred to in general conversation. However, what many can miss is the effect of these events on the fighter in the other corner. They will forever be linked to the tragedy for the rest of their lives.
ROAD TO REDEMPTION
Williams, is one of many fighters who has been living with that stigma. He has endured tremendous mental anguish over the Colon incident. He would take two years off from sport before fighting to deal with everything, especially the malicious attacks from fans about what happened that day.
In an interview with RingTV in 2018, Williams openly admitted that it been hard.
“I’m taking everything one day at a time, walking my walk.”
“I pray for Prichard everyday that’s never going to change.”
“I’ll be healing for the rest of my life. I honestly never wanted to fight again after that fight.”
The 35-year old California fighter would only fight three more times, once each year after 2015.
The undefeated fighter is hoping, even with a darkened past, he can try to get in the mix in a very loaded welterweight division. He has a tall challenge ahead in the former title contender. Given his advanced age, a loss at this point would be devastating in a division where things are moving at a rapid pace.
Dulorme, a 29-year old Puerto Rican boxer, is also looking to revitalize his career after going 2-2-1 in his last five fights, falling far from contender status.
This will also be his first fight back since having a draw against former WBO champion Jesse Vargas back in October 2018. It’s a win or go home situation where a loss pushes his career further into obscurity.
By: Garrisson Bland