Clutch City Boxing is proud and honored to announce the addition of Coach Warren “Kid Nitro” Williams to our coaching staff. Coach Nitro will be operating in conjunction with our current coaching staff as well as on his own as a member and representative of The Clutch City Boxing Club. Coach Nitro is based on the north side of town, near Greenspoint.
Coach Nitro began his amateur boxing career under the guidance of the Reverend Ray Martin at The P.A.B.A. and was the open division Houston Golden Gloves Champion as a Light-Middleweight in 1983 and 1984. He was a two-time runner-up in The Texas State Golden Gloves Championships and qualified for The National Golden Gloves Championships in 1986 by winning a silver medal in The Western Olympic Qualifier Tournament of that same year.
As a professional Coach Nitro was mentored, trained, and coached by Melvin Dennis and Charlie Shipes. He achieved a professional record of 13 wins, 8 loses, and 1 draw and won The N.A.B.F. Super Middleweight title in 1993 beating Carlos Cruzat by a 12 round unanimous decision.
Coach Nitro was known as a “Fighter that Fights” during his tenure in both the amateurs and pro ranks, always bringing a helluva fight to each bout he fought and often fighting boxers that were being pushed by promoters, in their hometown. He lost a controversial decision to former N.A.B.F. , U.S.B.A, and I.B.F. World Middleweight Champion Robert Allen in 1995. Robert Allen was a “promoters boxer” when Coach Nitro fought him and the bout featured several strange calls by the referee and commission that effectively saved Allen from being knocked out by Coach Nitro, and allowing him a chance to recover and ultimately win that bout. That bout was also fought in Allen’s hometown, and at one point Allen’s family stormed the ring when Coach Nitro had essentially knocked out Allen, which should have resulted in a win by disqualification for Coach Nitro. Robert Allen would go on to box all-time great Bernard Hopkins two times later in his career.
The Clutch City Boxing club would like to thank Coach Warren “Kid Nitro” Williams for joining our coaching staff and we are excited for the future of our boxing club now that we have Coach Nitro, Coach Rambo Cano, and Head Coach Melvin Dennis on our team!