|‘Tank’ to be honored in Key West|
Published: Jul 25, 2012
Grand Bahama’s professional heavyweight boxer Sherman ‘Tank’ Williams, who recently captured three boxing titles in China, will be honored this weekend in Key West, Florida.
According to the organizing group from Key West, there will be a motorcade and celebration for Randall Bailey, the new IBF welterweight boxing champion of the world, on Saturday, July 28. Williams will be honored as a part of this celebration.
“We are also honoring Glen Johnson, former light heavyweight champion, as well as newly crowned Sherman Williams, WBO China and Asia Pacific heavyweight champion, along with Si Stern and Dave Johnson – the promoters largely responsible for bringing back international boxing recognition to Key West,’’ said the organizers.
Those participating in the event will meet at Key West High School around 3 p.m. and then start the motorcade at 4 p.m. The destination is the newly renovated grassy area at the Truman Waterfront.
“The Key West Police Dept. is bringing two squad cars, their motorcycles and two mounted units. The Key West Fire Dept. will be represented with a pumper truck. Historical Tours of America has donated a 60 passenger conch train for the PAL (Police Athletic League) participants and their families. We will have additional vehicles for the honorees,’’ said the organizers.
Also on hand will be former Key West boxers Jimmy Bowman, Eddie Agin and Danny Van Staaden.
“At our destination Cocoa-Cola and Budweiser are donating the drink products. Si Stern and Dave Johnson have made a financial contributions to provide guests with hot dogs and hamburgers. The Key West Rotary Club of Key West will help sponsor the event,” said the organizers.
The boxers have been described by the Key West group as “exemplary role models”.
“They truly have picked up the mantle to continue a long history of boxing in the southernmost city in the United States,’’ said the organizers.