Austin “Ammo” Williams of Houston, Texas, stock has taken off faster than any NASA space rocket. Having gone from obscurity to stardom, literally overnight. Williams’s story is incredible having not stepped foot into a boxing gym until the age of 19, and by the age of just 23, he is now regarded as one of the brightest and best prospects in the world and can add our Prospect of the Month award to his list of accomplishments. He has signed with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom boxing and has been seen not only monthly on DAZN but has already fought at Madison Square Garden the Mecca of Boxing on a GGG card as well as the famed Forum in Inglewood, California. Most recently Ammo was seen calling his shot in Dallas on the Hooker-Ramirez card.
During his media day workout, the 23-year-old blue-chip prospect told us he wanted to score a one-punch knockout and asked us which we would prefer a headshot or body shot knockout.I said I like body shot knockouts better. Williams agreed and said he’d get the knockout via body shot. Not only did he call his shot he did it in sensational fashion in the very first round. Ammo, started the fight as if he was shot out of a cannon. Williams had the only tough round of his pro career in the first round of his last fight,and wanted to get off to a quick start in his home state of Texas against Jabrandon Harris, and he did just that. The Texan shook up Harris with a right hook about 45 seconds into the opening round, moments later landed a straight left that stopped the overmatched opponent in his tracks. Confident in his ability to hurt Harris, Wiliams went in for the kill backing his opponent into the ropes setting him up with the jab and then landing a thudding left hand to the body of Harris that could be heard in the upper deck. The body shot didn’t just put Harris out for the count but kept him there for several minutes. When “Ammo” was asked if he knew the fight was over as soon as he landed the body shot he said “Yea, if broke his rib… I knew when I landed it, it broke something” The 23-year-old prospect delivered on his word and delivered us a one-punch body knock out in the first round.
Austin Williams is a nearly 6’0 tall Jr Middleweight, who is a slick southpaw, that is massively built who looks like a super middleweight and posses the power that lives up to his nickname “Ammo”. The body shot that he landed sounded like a shotgun going off. There is absolutely nothing not to like about Williams, who has been boxing for less than four years and is still, amazingly, learning on the job. Williams spoke to us about how cool it was to fight at Madison Square Garden, the Mecca Of Boxing this early in his career. At the rate that Williams is rising, it won’t be long until he’s headlining cards at MSG or in Texas or wherever else he wants. He wants to be a world titleholder by 2022 and that seems aggressive but reasonable. He has the frame to reach our projection and become a three-division world champ. With his frame and power, he should be able to transition from Jr Middleweight up to Middleweight and eventually 168. There is rarely a prospect with all the tools, Ammo is that rare breed that comes along every once in a while that posses all the tools.