Julian Williams Explains Split From Trainer Stephen Edwards
Julian Williams has explained his split from trainer Stephen Edwards.
Williams knows what it’s like to ride the highest of highs and the lowest of lows inside the boxing ring. In his first world title fight, he was stopped by Jermall Charlo. Williams made good on his second opportunity, defeating Jarrett Hurd to capture the WBA, IBF, and IBO Junior-Middleweight Titles. He lost the gold in his first title defense against Jeison Rosario.
As he looks to climb his way back to the title picture, Williams has dropped his longtime trainer Stephen Edwards. During an appearance on The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Williams explained the move (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“The main thing is I think I needed a change, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes relationships get stale, I mean Tom Brady left Belichick and you can see what he did. Sometimes a fresh start is good. To be honest, there’s some issues that me and him got that didn’t necessarily work out, and if we do, we do, if we don’t, we don’t! I’ll be fine.”
Williams hasn’t fought since the upset loss to Rosario back in January 2020. He’s hoping to someday fight Jermall’s brother Jermell.