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Cornelius White: It’s a must win for me to beat Thomas Williams Jr.

Sherman Oaks, CA (January 21, 2014) Heading into their ten round light heavyweight battle this Friday night, Thomas Williams Jr. and Cornelius White were very confident of victory as they prepared to travel from their respective hometowns of Baltimore, Maryland and Houston, Texas to theLittle Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington for the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights “Little Creek Brawl IV”.

Thomas Williams Jr.
“I want to face the toughest competition possible, my last two victories came against opponents (Otis Griffin and Yusaf Mack) who were both ranked in the top ten as is White.”

“I’m looking to stay busy, we had four fights last year, I’m okay with even fighting more often in 2014.”

“Cornelius is a very solid fighter but I plan on controlling the action and dictating the tempo right from the start. Fight my fight and I’ll be victorious.”

“I’m very excited to show what I can do on national television. This is my first time on ESPN and I’m very happy and grateful that my handlers were able to put me in this position.”

“My goal is to be a major player in the light heavyweight division. There are title holders at 175 but no young real stars from America, no one that truly stands out.”

Cornelius White
“Williams is a good fighter but I want the win more than he does. I watched one of his fights, he’s a southpaw and throws a lot of punches, and is pretty much Taylor made for me.”

“We both come forward, we can both hit, and it’s going to come down to who can take the others punches better. I don’t see it going the distance. It’s going to be an action packed fight.”

“This a big fight and a big opportunity for me. It’s a must win for me; I have to beat a guy like this to get a world title shot.

“I’ve always trained in Houston, I’m proud to be from here and ready to represent Houston as a world champion this year.”


The “Little Creek Brawl IV” main event, broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights and presented by Corona Extra™ will feature an NABO Light Heavyweight Title clash between top undefeated prospect Thomas Williams Jr. (15-0, 10 KOs) of Fort Washington, Maryland and Houston based contender Cornelius White (21-2, 16 KOs), with former World Champion Rico Ramos (22-3, 12 KOs) taking on upset-minded Jonathan Arrellano (14-2-2, 3 KOs) in a 10-round semi-main Featherweight Bout.

About Little Creek Casino Resort
Proudly owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe, Little Creek Casino Resort is situated just minutes from Olympia in the heart of the Kamilche Valley. Home to the nationally acclaimed Salish Cliffs Golf Club, the luxurious Seven Inlets Spa, and the state-of-the-art Skookum Creek Event Center, Little Creek Casino Resort offers the latest in electronic and table gaming with one of the largest and newest smoke-free casinos in the region. This 190-room resort boasts the area’s best appointed amenities featuring the latest in concerts and entertainment with numerous casual and fine dining options, truly making it an unmatched destination for the Pacific Northwest.

Advance tickets priced at $30 can be purchased by calling (800) 667-7711 or online at Doors will open on the night of the event at 4:30 p.m. with the first bell at 5:00 p.m. For more information and directions to the Little Creek Casino Resort, please visit their website at

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