(JAN 28) WBAN
recently learned that top photographer Roger Williams passed
away on January 26th, in Phoenix, Arizona. Williams
shot photos for boxing sites, and he was also a UPI, Washington
Post, and a White House Photographer.
Roger covered boxing for 20 plus years, and he was very
well-known around the boxing circles. You could see many
of his great photos on Fightnews.com and Boxinginlasvegas.com,
among many more publications. Williams also would on
occasion contribute photos to WBAN
for boxing fans to see some great photos of the women boxing in
I took this photo of
Williams in 2000, when I was at the Hard Rock
Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, covering the pro
debut of Irichelle Duran. We were above the
ring at this fight to shoot photos.
One of the most high profile women's bouts that Roger covered
for WBAN, was in June of 2003, when he shot the Laila Ali vs.
Valerie Mahfood (rematch), and the Lucia Rijker vs. Jane Couch,
in Los Angeles, California. I was thrilled to be able to
have the opportunity to have this coverage on WBAN.
WBAN would like to send our
sincere condolences to his family and friends---he will truly be
missed. R.I.P. Roger...