NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 28, 2016) - DiBella Entertainment has announced the signing of E. Hartford, Connecticut 18-year-old welterweight prospect Mykquan "Mykey" Williams (1-0, 1 KO) to an exclusive promotional contract.
Williams, who is currently finishing his junior year at A.I. Prince Technical School in Hartford, was a decorated amateur boxer with a 45-13 amateur record, highlighted by three gold-medal performances at the Ringside World Championships, in addition to winning the PAL Tournament and Silver Gloves Championships.
"I am thrilled to sign such a hungry, young prospect like Mykey Williams," said Lou DiBella. "Williams is an accomplished amateur and Jackie Kallen certainly has an eye for spotting great talent. He already has a growing fan base in the New England area and I am confident that he will quickly develop into a rising prospect."
"Signing with DiBella was the best move for me," Williams commented. "I'm excited to be fighting under the DiBella banner now. He's a great promoter who will help me get to the world-class level in this sport. I'm just happy that the ball is finally rolling!"
Williams has already overcome tremendous obstacles during his young life, including the shooting murder of his father when Mykey was only one week old, and then his house burned down 10 years later.
Paul Cichon, a 2014 Conn. Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, has trained Williams since he was seven. "If anybody had a reason to go the wrong way, it was Mykey," Cichon added. "But he's a great kid who is a hard worker and is always happy with a positive attitude. He's a boxer who can punch and when he sets up his opponent, watch out, because he's in big trouble. Mykey is a great finisher who moves well and has good defense. He's a left-hander who goes to the body to breakdown his opponent. Mykey's slick and hard to hit, but he's also unique because he's a naturally gifted athlete who could have excelled at any sport he chose."
Although Williams made his successful professional debut on April 16th at Foxwoods Resorts Casino in a card promoted by DiBella Entertainment, he will make his DiBella Entertainment debut this Thursday night (June 30) at Foxwoods in a four-round bout.
"I haven't been this excited about a fighter since I signed James Toney in 1989," famed boxing manager Jackie Kallen exclaimed. "Mykey Williams is the real deal. His future is unlimited and we are thrilled to partner up with DiBella Entertainment to make it all happen."