|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|
|Career Highlights:||Professional boxing record: 22-6-0, with 14 KO's|
|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 career went from 1984-2000. His professional record is 22-6 (14 KO). He was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Known as "Mercury," Williams turned pro in 1984 and was considered a rising prospect after winning 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. The following year he lost by TKO to Buster Douglas. In the 1990s he lost to other notable heavyweights Alex Garcia and Corrie Sanders, and retired in 2000 after a TKO loss to Lawrence Clay Bey, having won 22 and lost 6 with 14 KO.
Professional boxing recordEdit
- Named The Ring Magazine Prospect of the Year in 1986.
- According to Bill Cayton, Williams once knocked down Mike Tyson in sparring.