November 26, 2012
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: JULIAN WILLIAMS By G. Leon
GL: Congrats on your win over Jonel Tapia last week in Atlantic City. Can you give us some thoughts on your peformance?
Julian Williams: "I thought it was decent. I felt a little bit of ring rust, but I was pleased that I was able to step it up and get a late stoppage. That was only my second eight rounder. My stamina was great, but I felt a tad bit of ring rust. But it was still a good performance. I give myself a C+."
GL: Where do you go from here? What's next?
Julian Williams: "I'm not sure. I think they're in talks right now. I just want to fight as much as I can, as much as possible."
GL What are your goals for 2013?
JW: "I want to be [16-0-1] by the end of next year. [Julian is 10-0-1 now]"
GL: How do you feel you stack up against the other top 154-pound prospects?
JW: "I think I beat any of them. It's just a matter of the opportunity. I'm taking my time though, so I ain't gonna call no names out."
GL: That was the next question. Is there anybody that you're specifically targeting?
JW: "Naw. I'll fight anybody they put in front of me. I'll leave that to my handlers. I'm ready to fight anybody they put in front of me, it doesn't matter."
GL: How long do you think it'll be before you're ready to challenge for a title?
JW: "I'd say sometime in 2014."
GL: What part of your game do you feel needs the most improvement?
JW: "Everything. I could improve in everything."
GL: You work out of Philly and I know there's some great work there. Who are some of the people you've sparred with?
JW: "I've worked with Demetrius Hopkins, Gabriel Rosado, Yusaf Mack, Zsolt Erdei, a bunch of guys. I've done a few rounds with Bernard Hopkins and I've gone away to camp to work with Allan Green."
GL: I want the scoop when you're next opponent is announced, but for now give me some closing thoughts for the fans and we'll keep it moving.
JW: "Don't watch out for me. (laughs) I don't want nobody to watch out for me because I want to keep flying under the radar. When I get my time to shine I will make the most of it."
Note: Julian Williams is trained by Boxingtalk's Stephen "Bread" Edwards.