Williams marks pro debut with a victory

Jamie Williams had a great start to his professional career as he overcame Ahmet Kuricaj in Newark.
Jamie Williams had a great start to his professional career as he overcame Ahmet Kuricaj in Newark.

Former Trinity ABC flyweight star Jamie Williams made a winning start to his professional boxing career in Newark on Sunday.

Williams was impressive throughout as he piled on the pressure to force a second round stoppage after a barrage of unanswered punches against his Czech opponent Ahmet Kuricaj.

The 23-year-0ld put together impressive combinations to gain control and once he had Kuricaj in trouble he never let him off the hook, forcing the referee to step in and halt the punishment.

Williams was well supported by his former Trinity club mates at the Newark Showground and will now be looking to new trainer and promoter former world title challenger Carl Greaves to keep him busy, the aim being to return to the ring early in the new year.

Trinity coach Scott Rafferty said: “Jamie first joined us as an 11-year-old and excited the fans on many Trinity shows with his flamboyant style as he progressed to hold the Derbyshire challenge belt and claim three Midland counties titles.

“We were sad to see him leave as he was a popular club member, rated in the British top ten, and had great potential.

“But he will now follow his dream in the pro ranks and hope to follow in his father Steve’s footsteps and challenge for a British professional title.

“All at the club congratulate him on his debut performance and wish him luck in what looks to be a very promising pro career.”

Meanwhile, Trinity ABC have announced they will will return to Derby’s Pride Park Stadium in April 2014 to follow up last year’s successful dinner-boxing event.

The last show was a sell out and the April event looks to be going the same way.

The evening will feature ten bouts of top class boxing, including the cream of Trinity’s talented squad facing top opposition from around the country.

Also, to start the evening in the luxurious surroundings of the Pedigree suite, over-looking the football pitch, guests will be served a three-course meal prepared by the venue’s own team of high class chefs.

Tickets for this event will be on sale soon priced at £40 each or £400 per table of ten.

Trinity’s Scott Rafferty said: “After the undoubted success of the last event, tickets are likely to be much sought after and nearly half of the 22 tables available have already been reserved.”

For more information or to reserve a table contact Scott Rafferty on 079 5656 5582 or e-mail scottrafferty@live.co.uk