- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Boxer Tramaine “Mighty Midget” Williams has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison on an assault weapon charge.

Williams, a nine-time amateur national champion, was arrested in January, two days before he was scheduled to fight as a super bantamweight in Madison Square Garden. He was 8-0 as a professional.

Police say he was one of 11 arrested during a series of raids in New Haven. Police say Williams was found in a home with a Tec-9 automatic pistol and drugs.

His attorney, Michael Dolan, told the New Haven Register (http://bit.ly/1k7pKnT) he was disappointed with Wednesday’s sentence, because Williams had no prior record.

Dolan told the judge that Williams never intended to use the gun and considered it a collector’s item.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com