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Liam Williams on Andrade: At Times It’s Like Watching Paint Dry!

PREPARATIONS HAVE BEGUN in earnest for Liam Williams’ December 21st eliminator against 6’5” Alantez Fox as pictures emerged of him sparring with Light Heavyweight Shakan Pitters.

Explaining the decision to seek out the 6’6” Brummie, Williams said: “He’s two weights above me, a good two stone heavier than me and he’s taller than my opponent.”

He added: “You’ve got to train for worse than what you’re going to get, it makes it easier on fight night.”

Asked how he found sparring someone so much bigger, he confidently declared himself “comfortable with it”.

“It can be difficult,” he admitted, “you can think you’re out of range and then get pinged with silly shots but for my first spar with a guy that size? It went very well!”

The bout with the WBOs #1 ranked Middleweight Fox was only announced yesterday and already the war of words between the two world class fighters has begun.

When questioned as to why he had referred to Fox as a 'rat' on social media, the Welsh banger quipped: “he’s just a skinny little rat, isn’t he?”

“When I say things I mean business. I’m willing to back it up. He’s just one of those who chats sh*t to build buzz for a fight. When I say I’m going to smash him up I really mean it.”

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Liam, 21-2-1 with 16 KO’s, is on a five fight finishing spree and is convinced that he can add another knockout to his record come December 21st.

“All he has is height and reach. It’ll be a difficult fight but as long as I come fully prepared, and stick to my game plan, I believe I'll walk away with an easy victory.”

And his prediction for how it'll end?

“I always enter the ring with bad intentions. I want to stop him inside the distance.”

With a #1 ranking with the WBO up for grabs it’s difficult not to ask ‘The Machine’ his thoughts about a potential 2020 battle with World Champion Demetrius Andrade.

Williams is a fan of the champs skill in the ring, saying: “He’s very good - He’s an awkward, tall southpaw.”

Never failing to get a dig in on his next opponent, though, he’s quick to point out that he believes Andrade “brings a lot more to the table than Fox” and is a “two weight world champion for a reason.”

But Williams also sees holes in Andrade’s game that he believes will give him a chance when they finally meet: “He usually looks good for the first couple of rounds, but then he goes to sleep for a bit.”

“At times it’s like watching paint dry” he added. “It’s boring!”

Before he can tackle the “boring” Demetrius Andrade and reach his goal of being World Champion, however, he must first tackle the tall order that is Alantez Fox.

And with tough sparring in the shape of 6’6” Light Heavyweights like Shakan Pitters on-hand, Williams and his team are confident he won’t fall short come December 21st.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by rudy on 12-04-2019

[url]https://boxrec.com/en/proboxer/778014[/url] this man is ranked in the world

Comment by rudy on 12-04-2019

[QUOTE=factsarenice;20226842]The only similarity between Winky and Andrade is that champs all ducked them in their prime. The cash cows told the world why they didn't need to fight. As for boring as paint drying...that's exactly what they said about Floyd.…

Comment by richardt on 12-03-2019

[QUOTE=factsarenice;20226856]If you watch closely, Andrade opponents attempt to attack, fail and hope to survive. They can't walk in and can't out box him. In the end, if they engage they get hurt. They just want to walk out and pray…

Comment by layton on 12-03-2019

[QUOTE=factsarenice;20226842]The only similarity between Winky and Andrade is that champs all ducked them in their prime. The cash cows told the world why they didn't need to fight. As for boring as paint drying...that's exactly what they said about Floyd.…

Comment by GlassJoey on 12-03-2019

[QUOTE=factsarenice;20226842] Because you know boxing you probably also know that Williams has only lost to a 168lb champion. When he faces Andrade he will attack, get hit hard, stop any attack, try to counter and survive just like everyone else.[/QUOTE]…

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