None of Williams’s fighters ever won a European or world title as they tended to operate on the smaller stage. He built a big rivalry with Eddie Thomas‘s Merthyr stable of fighters, a classic clash between valley boys and city boys.
Williams also made an attempt to revive booth fighting, something he felt could reinvigorate Wales as a true hotbed of global boxing and return the glory days of the early twentieth century.
His stable of fighters went into decline in the late 1970s.
- Stephen Malcolm Williams, ‘Big Mac and his Boys: The professional boxing environment in south Wales, c.1960-1990’, in Peter Stead and Gareth Williams (eds.), “Wales and its Boxers: The Fighting Tradition” (Cardiff, 2008), pp. 163-76.