On a week that featured two hall of farmers handing in a fight of the year type performance in a legacy-defining fight a third future hall of farmer scoring a sensational knockout and perhaps the best and most accomplished fighter in the world under the age of 25 handing in the best performance of his career. Despite all of that another fighter, a lesser-known upstart from Houston, Texas, put his undefeated record on the line against his promoter’s wishes took a huge step up, and gave an elite-level performance that put everyone from 154 to 168 on immediate notice. Austin “Ammo” Williams stepped up against the wishes of Eddie Hearn and utterly destroyed “Mama’s Boy” Denis Douglin over eight lopsided rounds and puts himself immediately into world title contender status in multiple divisions. Ammo, a former Prospect of the Month, picked up the eight-round UD victory moves his record to 8-0 (6) captures our Fighter of the Week award and enters into the discussion for big fights in the 154,160, and 168-pound divisions.
Ammo Williams stepped into the ring at t the American Airlines Center in his home state of Texas against his promoter wishes. Taking up a major step up, more like five steps up against a bigger and more experienced legitimate 168-pounds against Denis Douglin, and after a fairly uneventful first round Williams proved that he belonged and wasn’t going to be handily outboxed by the much more experienced Douglin.In the second round, Williams made a statement. with a straight left with under a minute remaining that shook Mama’s Boy, Williams then blasted Douglin with another straight left late Douglin’s mouthpiece seizing control of the fight late in the second stanza. The young Texan stayed on the attack working the body of his opponent. A right hook from the southpaw Williams rocked Douglin again in the fourth. After Douglin rallied a bit in the fifth, Williams answered with his finest round in the sixth, again rocking his man with a right hook that badly buzzed him. Williams stayed on the aggressive and continued to pour on power shots and hitting his outgunned but game opponent. Douglin was able to make it to the final bell but the scorecards were academic as the undefeated Texan continued his win streak via unanimous decision with scores of 79-73 twice and a much to close 77-75
The Texas native has had a long-standing beef with fellow Matchroom prospect Anthony Fowler of England. With both fighters under the same promotional banner and with live gates opening up in the Lone Star State now is a great time for Ammo to headline a fight with Fowler, who has put together four consecutive and impressive victories since his lone defeat two years ago. That’s the fight that would make sense for both fighters, assuming Williams can still make 154 pounds, which both he and Hearn insist that he can. If that fight can’t get made there are a litany of attractive options for Ammo at 154 or 160 such as Kyrone Davis who would prefer to fight at 160 and got a tough-luck draw with Anthony Dirrell or names like Gary O’Sullivan and Luke Keeler would make for interesting fights at 160. As would Sam Eggington or Takeshi Inoue at 154. Assuming he wins those a fight at the end of the year with Jaime Munguia could be the fight the winner needs to propel them directly into a world title fight in 2022.