Beau Williford

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Name: Beau Williford
Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
Boxing Record: click
Matchmaking Record: click

Manager/Trainer: Al Braverman

Beau Williford started boxing when he was 6 years old. He was a North Carolina Golden Gloves Champion and in 1967 a National Amateur Champion. He was undefeated on the National Team in their European tour and claims to have competed in around 40 professional bouts. He was a sparring partner for numerous notables including Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Jerry Quarry, George Chuvalo, Randy Neumann, Bill Sharkey, Jimmy Dupree and Chuck Wepner, with whom he became great friends. In addition to boxing, he studied business at the College of New Rochelle and worked as a bartender at several popular nightspots.

In 1979, Beau moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, to work in the oil industry, where he began training and managing boxers and in 1982 he opened the Ragin' Cajun Boxing Club in Lafayette. In 2002, USA Boxing honored Williford by awarding him as the “Coach of the Year” and in 2004 he was inducted into the USA Boxing Hall of Fame. He and his wife Teri have five sons, three of which won state Golden Gloves titles.

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  • Beau Williford Bio at [1]
  • Mladinich, Robert. "Beau Williford: A Carolina Boy" (2007, Jan. 11) Article