The Friday Faceup

British middleweight champion Liam Williams.
Photo courtesy of Sky Sports.

This Saturday (10th Oct) sees WBO world middleweight mandatory contender Liam Williams top the bill in Stratford, east London behind closed doors. The match against domestic rival Andrew Robinson is a mandatory defence of the Welshman’s British title.

The 28 year old Williams (22-2-1, 17 KO’s), similar to his contemporaries, has been inactive due to COVID-19 restrictions and will have to shake off a fair amount of ring rust after 13 months out. This is shared by his opponent Robinson (24-4-1, 7 KO’s) who at 36 has been a professional for nine years and fought in good company. The man from Redditch in mid-England is known for his toughness and resilience and will offer the champion a competitive contest.

No mandatory defence of any title is a ‘given’ but Williams career is back on an upward trajectory after a high profile loss to former WBO world champion Liam Smith at light-middleweight. The Welshman, a former British and Commonwealth champion at 154lbs has registered six stoppages since and should come through late in the fight and set up a world title shot against WBO champion Demetrius Andrade in the heavier 160lbs division.

Look out for a good card with a Commonwealth title fight at 154lbs between champion JJ Metcalf and Jack Flatley and talented youngsters Lyon Woodstock (super-featherweight), Nathan Gorman (heavyweight) and Willy Hutchinson (super-middleweight) featuring. Also stepping out is Maidstone’s young protege and Ring magazine ‘Prospect of the Month’ Dennis ‘The Menace’ McCann.

The Queensberry Promotion will be shown live in the UK on BT Sport with the card starting at 19:00 BST.

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