Friday, June 2, 2023

Pro Boxer from Newburgh Maintains Undefeated Career Record

A young boxer from Newburgh, NY continued his undefeated record in his professional career following a win in Nashville, TN this week.

Elijah Williams, who goes by the fighting name “The Bully,” is just 19 years old. He trains at the Hook Elite Boxing Ministry in the City of Newburgh under the guidance of Coach Leonard Lee.

In 2021, Williams went pro. He won his fifth professional boxing match in Nashville on Tuesday night, May 2, 2023, making him undefeated with a 5-0 throughout his professional career.

Williams earned his first career win during his career debut on August 14, 2021 in Aiken, SC. He defeated opponent James Anderson in the first round and recorded his first knockout.

Williams competed twice in 2022. On March 24, 2022, Williams defeated Ricardo Jimenez in a split decision in Queens. He went on to conquer Joey Aquino with a knockout in East Rutherford, NJ on July 29, 2022.

This year, he has competed in two matches so far. On April 1, 2023, Williams collected his fourth win of his career following a unanimous decision in a match versus Brendan Jackson in Houstin, TX.

On May 2, 2023, Williams continued his winning streak by securing a win over Marklin Bailey in a unanimous decision. Bailey, age 28, had a 7-10 record with five knockouts prior to this event. This event was the first time Williams competed in a six-round bout and was the main event.

Williams was content with securing the win. “It was a good fight,” said Williams. “I hoped to get him out of there early but he’s a veteran fighter and he knew what he had to do and did what he had to do to last through the rounds. I know what I have to work on but boxing is who I am, I’m a fighter and we got the win and that’s all that matters.”

Throughout his career so far, Williams’ record consists of 40% knockouts over 19 rounds.

“Eli did a great job,” Coach Lee declared. “We wanted the knockout and we didn’t get the knockout, but Eli showed that he’s a great boxer and if you keep watching him, you’ll see him keep winning.”

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