31.12.03 – Coconut Creek, F.L. — In what promises to be an explosive night of boxing, DaVarryl ‘Touch of Sleep’ Williamson (18-2, 16) returns to the ring on Saturday, Jan. 17 and will square off against Elicier Castillo (25-3-2, 13) in a twelve-round bout at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino in Coconut Creek, Florida. At stake is the North American Boxing Federation (N.A.B.F.) heavyweight title.
Originally scheduled to face one another in October 2002, Williamson was forced to withdraw from the fight to handle a family illness. An exciting bout then, becomes a explosive bout now as this can be viewed as a crossroads bout for both fighters. Williamson is one fight removed from a shocking loss to Joe Mesi, and is anxious to prove that it was a fluke. Castillo has been on a roll lately, a winner in eight of his last ten outings, including successive wins over Lawrence Clay-Bey and Corey ‘T-Rex’ Sanders.
The 6’4”, 210 lbs. Williamson possesses one of the most lethal right hands in the heavyweight division, with 16 of his opponents finishing the fights staring up from the canvas. Coming off a loss, Williamson has a renewed focus on capturing a title. “Right now I am 100 percent focused on Castillo, I can’t afford to get ahead of myself” said Williamson. “Step by step, I will return to prominence within the heavyweight division.”
The 6’1”, 210 lbs. Castillo (W.B.C. #14, W.B.O.#14) is a slick southpaw with a concrete chin, having never been stopped in his 30 fight career. His only losses have come against stiff competition in the form of I.B.F. Champion Chris Byrd, former W.B.A. Champion Tim Witherspoon and W.B.O. title challenger Charles Shufford.