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Hamzah Sheeraz vs Liam Williams – Results & Post Fight Report

Hamzah Sheeraz proved far too much for a faded Liam Williams at the Copper Box Arena.

Sheeraz proved all too much for a faded Williams at the Copper Box. (Queensberry, Stephen Dunkley)
Sheeraz proved all too much for a faded Williams at the Copper Box. (Queensberry, Stephen Dunkley)

Hamzah Sheeraz topped a bill at the Copper Box Arena, and he defended his Commonwealth and WBC Silver middleweight titles with a first round stoppage win against Liam Williams.

Sheeraz (19-0, 15 KOs) had only boxed once in 2023, stopping Dmytro Mytrofanov in two rounds, and he faced his stiffest test in Williams (25-5-1, 20 KOs), who had fought for world honours in April 2021, taking Demetrius Andrade the full twelve rounds.

A straight left hand had Williams on the canvas within the first 90 seconds, and on the resumption,  the Welshman was down again from an uppercut as he endured a nightmare start.

Sheeraz was ruthless, and as he was on the attack once more, Williams’ cornerman, Gary Lockett, was up on the apron, and he threw the towel in for his charge.

Sheeraz continues to look a force in the middleweight division(Photo Credit, Queensberry)
Sheeraz continues to look a force in the middleweight division
(Photo Credit, Queensberry)
Easy work for Yarde, Noakes takes the British and prospects shine

Anthony Yarde (25-3, 24 KOs) ticked over with his first contest of 2024, and he knocked down Marko Nikilic (32-4, 12 KOs) on the way to a third round win at light heavyweight.

Body shots did the trick for ‘The Beast’ as he dropped Nikilic twice in the second round, and a wicked right to the body in the third forced the referee to wave the contest off. Joshua Buatsi was a vey interested spectator, and a post-fight interview alluded to a future meeting between the pair.

 

Sam Noakes (13-0, 13 KOs) continued his impressive unbeaten run, and he dropped Lewis Sylvester (13-1, 4 KOs) four times to defend his Commonwealth and WBC International Silver lightweight titles, and add the vacant British and WBO International straps, via fourth round stoppage.

Masood Abdullah (10-0, 7 KOs) also stayed perfect, and he decked Qais Ashfaq (12-3, 5 KOs) twice en route to a fifth round stoppage win in their featherweight meeting set for ten rounds.

 

 

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Karol Iatauma (12-1, 7 KOs dropped down to light heavyweight, and he took a points win over eight against Eros Seghetti (10-1-1, 2 KOs).

At heavyweight, Tommy Fletcher (7-0, 6 KOs) forced a third round stoppage against Alvaro Terrero (5-20-2, 3 KOs). The contest was stopped on the doctor’s advice after an injury to Terrero’s nose.

Also at heavyweight, Aloys Youmbi (6-1, 6 KOs) knocked out Milosav Savic (9-7-1, 7 KOs) in the opening round of their scheduled six rounder.

Umar Khan (9-0, 1 KO) took his first stoppage win, as he halted Maicol Velazco (10-15, 3KOs) in the third of their featherweight affair, and in four round action, Billy Adams (2-0, 0 KOs) won all four rounds at super featherweight against Engel Gomez (8-24-2, 4 KOs).

Sam King (2-0, 1 KO) stopped Bartosz Glowacki (7-14-1, 5 KOs) in three rounds at middleweight, and at featherweight, Charlie Hickford (2-0, KO1) also scored a third round stoppage against Yin Caicedo (9-15-4, 3 KOs).

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