What was so funny about this fight was that Anthony Henry had just got out of prison not too long before this fight and probably thought he could pick up boxing fairly easily because of his rough background. I just so happened to be working at a jail as a detention officer at the time. To add a little more pressure, my co-workers at the time decided to show my fight to all of the inmates in the jail. So, this match was kind of like the law versus the law breakers.
Anthony Henry was built like brickhouse with a chiseled chest and a six pack. Of course, in this game, looks don’t mean anything. It’s what you got inside of you what counts. I dyed my hair red for this special occassion. Don’t ask me why because I don’t know. Maybe I wanted to be like Dennis Rodman.
I ended up winning this fight in 37 seconds. Henry went down after I landed a jab to his face. I was totally shocked. When he got up, I grazed him with one more shot and he was down for the count. Henry really didn’t want to fight after being punched in the face.
Although the fight ended quickly, I decided to make the most of my limelight. I was on ESPN after all, so I started acting like a fool doing cartwheels and jumping on the floor. I also started screaming, “This ain’t William Hung, I speak perfect English!”
Because of my antics, a predominately Vietnamese-American school wanted me to go and speak to their students, but that never turned out.
I was scheduled to go back to work at the jail the next day, and as soon as I walked into my cell block, I received a standing ovation from all of the inmates.