|Former Heavyweight boxer Michael Williams as Union Cane in Rocky V|
|Born:||June 16, 1962|
|Birthplace:||Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||230 pounds (104 kg)|
|Occupation:||Former professional boxer|
|Years active:||Amateur: 1981-1984
|Career Highlights:||Professional boxing record: 26-2-0, with 16 KO's|
|Also known for:||Holding the NABF Heavyweight Title|
|Resides in:||Lafayette, Louisiana|
|Character played:||Union Cane|
|Appears in:||Rocky V|
Michael Williams (born June 16, 1962) appears as heavyweight boxing contender Union Cane in Rocky V. He is also a retired real life boxer, his professional career went from 1984-2000. His professional record is 26-2 (16 KO). He was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Known as "Mercury," Michael Williams began boxing in 1981, and was considered to be a good prospect. He represented America in the 1984 Olympic games, and made it to the semi-finals. He turned pro after the 1984 olympics with an impressive amateur record of 36 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw and 18 KO's
Professional career Edit
After Williams turned pro in 1984 he was considered a rising prospect. He won his first 13 fights, including a win over James Tillis. In 1987 he stepped up and lost a split decision to former champion Tim Witherspoon. After his first loss to Witherspoon, Williams defeated some notable heavyweight including James "Buster" Douglas and Corrie Sanders. In the 1990's, he won the NABF heavyweight title from Alex Garcia. He retired in 2000 after a TKO loss to Lawrence Clay Bey, losing his NABF title. He had a record of 26 wins and 2 losses with 16 KO's.