On the night,
Barthelemy was a notch above Williams, who found
it hard to cope with the tricky style of “Kid
Blast”. The first few rounds were fairly even,
as Williams managed to work well on the inside,
but in the second half Barthelemy was much more
effective and deservedly won by unanimous
rebounded with a routine victory the following
October, but was then inactive for almost three
years before returning in August of 2015. He did
well to earn a draw with contender Jason Litzau
(29-3), but unfortunately never managed to build
on that momentum.
He went in
tough again in his next fight, losing on points
to another Cuban in former IBF/WBA World
Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (24-1). In 2016, -17
and -18 he boxed only once each year, losing to
Rashad Ganaway (17-5-1), Darwin Price (11-0) and
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov (9-0-1).
Winless in his
last five, it looks like the potential of
Williams was never fulfilled as he appears
retired at 16-5-1 (3).