Carl Truth Williams

The Truth Be Known: Carl The Truth Williams Dies at Age 53

By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Correspondent

New York, NY (April 8th, 2013)– Former world heavyweight contender turned Verizon security guard Carl ‘The Truth’ Williams, best remembered for his bouts with Iron Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, Mike Weaver, Tommy Morrison, Tim Witherspoon and Frank Bruno, has died of esophageal cancer at age 53, on Sunday, April 7, 2013.


Larry Holmes versus Carl ‘The Truth’ Williams 1985 NBC Telecast on YouTube


Williams appeared to win his fifteen round IBF World Heavyweight title bout with Larry Holmes, but did not get the decision in May 1985, in perhaps the last significant heavyweight bout of 15 rounds. Williams was 16-0 with 12 knockouts at the time. Williams subsequently got blown out in one round by Mike Tyson, and was never the same fighter after that.


Williams had an up and down career as a heavyweight, but he did beat the likes of Ossie Ocasio, Bert Cooper, James Tillis, Jesse Ferguson, Leroy Boone, Terry Mims, and Trevor Berbick. Twice divorced, and later broke, Williams lost his 12 year old daughter Nijah to leukemia. Williams is survived by his daughter, Carla and his son Daniel. His career record was 30-10 with 21 kayos between 1982 and 1997.





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