Liam Williams looking to KO Hamzah Sheeraz to prove everybody wrong
World title contender Liam Williams is unhappy with his underdog tag as he is due to face off against favourite Hamzah Sheeraz this Saturday night, February 10, at the Copper Box Arena, London.
For a man who has never held claim to a major world title, Liam Williams has a resume that trumps those of many past and present world champions. A man with over 12 years of experience as a professional, it is rare that ‘The Machine’ steps into the ring branded as the underdog, especially against a young prospect who has not won any major titles.
However, the two-weight British champion with an 80% KO ratio is, in fact, the betting underdog ahead of this weekend’s showdown against young phenom, Hamzah Sheeraz. The 24-year-old is the current WBC silver middleweight champion and has his sights set on the very top of the division. A win against Welshman Williams would prove as the crowning achievement of the WBC #4’s career to date, and truly solidify him as one of the top contenders at 160 lbs.
Speaking to Boxing Social and asked if he felt disrespected by those betting against him, Williams vocalized his displeasure towards his underdog status.
“It speaks for itself, doesn’t it?” ‘The Machine’ questioned. “I’ve been in with some good names and had some good results against these names as well. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve lost a few, but all to world champions and former world champions.
“I don’t really know what else to say on the matter, everybody’s asked me the same thing. I’m just looking forward to proving them all wrong on Saturday night and we will see what he’s really made of.”
31-year-old Williams appears quietly confident as the opening bell edges ever closer, predicting Sheeraz will not survive to see the end of the 12th.
“I think I’m gonna knock him out. The main thing for me is that I come away from this with a win because it shoots me off to the next level and then hopefully I’ll fight for a title again. But I can honestly see myself knocking him out.”
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