It can often take time for fighters to adjust to the professional ranks, even after strong amateur careers. But some make a seamless transition, hitting the ground running from their debut appearance.
Explosive by name, explosive by nature; Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams is one of those who has swiftly taken to the paid ranks with ease.
Showcasing what he will bring to the light-middleweight and middleweight scene in years to come, the Houston prospect has rallied to mostly quick-fire victories in his already impressive career so far.
Four knockout wins from five pro fights already prove the power and natural finishing abilities he possesses. ‘Ammo’ knows how to pounce clinically and get the job done as quickly as possible. Of those stoppage successes to date, three have come inside the opening round of proceedings.
Before being snapped up by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing at the age of 22, Williams had enjoyed a highly decorative amateur background too. His honours included becoming a two-time USA Boxing Western regional champion, two-time Houston Golden Gloves champion and two-time Houston Open Ring national champion.
In an era when talent and potential alone aren’t always enough to guide prospects to the top level of the sport, ‘Ammo’ also has the personality and aura to match his ring skills.
Already capturing the attention of some top names in the UK after just five fights in a pro ring, can he continue his rapid rise and start adding titles to his collection so soon?
With all the qualities that rising talents need in the current climate and the right backing overlooking his ascent, Williams looks to maintain his promising progress on the big cards and land himself more prosperous match-ups down the line in an exciting career.