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Williams returns against Robinson on Oct 10 triple title bill

Williams tackles mandatory challenger with world title shot looming

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Liam Williams defends his British title against Andrew Robinson on Oct 10 live on BT Sport Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions
Liam Williams defends his British title against Andrew Robinson on Oct 10 live on BT Sport Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions

Liam Williams will defend his British Middleweight title against Andrew Robinson on a triple title bill on October 10 live on BT Sport.

The Welshman is the mandatory challenger to Demetrius Andrade’s WBO Middleweight world title and will make only a second defence of his British crown since claiming the belt in December 2018 against Mark Heffron.

Former English title challenger, Robinson (24-4-1, 7 KOs) has manoeuvred himself into a mandatory position following three successive wins, since a stoppage defeat to Heffron in 2018.

However, Williams (22-2-1, 17 KOs) who stopped Alantez Fox inside five rounds in December is confident of making a huge statement against the 35-year-old, ahead of a maiden world title challenge against Andrade in due course.

“I am obviously very, very confident and I know I will make a good job of him because I am training hard and I will turn up like I do for every other fight having left no stone unturned,” said the 28-year-old.

“I don’t think he is on my level but I am definitely not taking him lightly and I will approach the fight the way I do the others and that is with bad intentions.

“He is my mandatory and I think it is a dangerous fight because I think he could possibly get hurt.

“The referee and his team need to be careful and need to be looking after his health and interests because I genuinely think I could damage him.

Williams stopped Alantez Fox inside five rounds in December Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne / MTK Global
Williams stopped Alantez Fox inside five rounds in December Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne / MTK Global

“I am not sitting about waiting for the purse bids and when they said I could get out it was fantastic news for me. I was delighted and I just can’t wait to fight.

“I hoped to fight even earlier but now I am headlining and it is worth waiting another two weeks to have that top spot.

“I wanted to stay busy and they have given me what I asked for. Now it is up to me to produce the goods again.”

Williams is mandatory to WBO Middleweight world champion Demetrius Andrade Photo Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA
Williams is mandatory to WBO Middleweight world champion Demetrius Andrade Photo Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA

On the undercard, Anthony Cacace (18-1, 7 KOs) makes a first defence of his British Super-Featherweight title against former Commonwealth title challenger Leon Woodstock (12-2, 5 KOs).

Cacace, 31, ripped the Lonsdale belt away from Sam Bowen last November, whilst ‘The Lion’ returns following defeat on points to Commonwealth titlist Zelfa Barrett last June.

Anthony Cacace defends his British Super-Featherweight crown against Leon Woodstock Photo credit: Irishnews.com
Anthony Cacace defends his British Super-Featherweight crown against Leon Woodstock Photo credit: Irishnews.com

Undefeated Commonwealth Super-Welterweight champion, James Metcalf (21-0, 13 KOs) defends his crown for the first time against former English titlist Jack Flatley.

Metcalf, 32, has been linked with a host of domestic challenges including Anthony Fowler and promotional stablemate Troy Williamson, whilst Flatley (16-1-1, 4 KOs) is looking to gatecrash the domestic scene having responded to losing his English title with victory over Alastair Warren in December.

JJ Metcalf defends his Commonwealth title for the first time since beating Jason Welborn Photo Credit: mtkglobal.com
JJ Metcalf defends his Commonwealth title for the first time since beating Jason Welborn Photo Credit: mtkglobal.com

Elsewhere, highly-rated Bantamweight prospect Dennis McCann (7-0, 5 KOs) returns following his second round stoppage over Brett Fidoe on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s win over Darren Traynor  becoming only the second man to stop the tough journeyman in over 80 fights – with an opponent to be announced.

Dennis McCann became just the second man to stop Brett Fidoe earlier this month Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions
Dennis McCann became just the second man to stop Brett Fidoe earlier this month Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions

Southampton’s Super-Featherweight Ryan ‘The Piranha’ Garner (9-0, 6 KOs) tackles Sean Davis (14-4).

Lightweight Mark Chamberlain (6-0, 4 KOs) returns against Shaun Cooper (10-1) and 19-year-old Welterweight Micky Burke Jr (3-0) features with an opponent to be confirmed.

“This is another top show involving the top fighters we are delivering to the fans on BT Sport again,” Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren added.

“Liam Williams has blazed a trail through the middleweight division in a blistering fashion that has captured the imagination of the public.

“He is a big player now who is on the cusp of a world title shot that will be right in play once travel and crowd restrictions have been eased.

“He is still the British champion and Andrew Robinson is his mandatory challenger, so Liam has got genuine business to attend to on the night and I know it is a job he will be taking seriously.

“Anthony Cacace and Lyon Woodstock should be a real barnstormer and the winner of this one will be an excellent position to secure more big fights in what is a thriving super featherweight division.

“I am also looking forward to seeing JJ Metcalf back in action against Jack Flatley.

“JJ has been absent through injury and if he comes through this and retains his Commonwealth title there are massive fights in front of him on the domestic super welterweight front.

“I am also delighted to showcase three of the most captivating talents in the game in Dennis McCann, Mark Chamberlain and Ryan Garner on the same card.

“I am convinced in a few years’ time that these three will be competing for headline status on the big shows with major titles at stake.”

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