Demetrius Andrade and Liam Williams Agree to Terms for a Fight in April
Promoter Eddie Hearn has announced that WBO World Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (29-0, 18 KOs) and mandatory challenger Liam Williams (23-2-1, 18 KOs) have agreed to terms to a fight in April. It will take place in the United States live on DAZN. Hearn, CEO of Matchroom Boxing, disclosed the news via Twitter.
Williams has been rabid about getting a chance to fight Andrade. After repeatedly calling out the champ, he is ecstatic at the opportunity. The 28-year-old from Wales told iFL TV that the champ is in for a world of hurt.
“I’ve been quite vocal that I’m going to smash him. I feel like I’ve waited for this time for too long now. I’m not going to let it slip through my fingers.
I’m going to grab the opportunity with both hands. I do honestly feel that I’m going to knock Andrade out. I think I’m going to hurt him, and I want to hurt him bad.”
The Welshman is not bothered by fighting on enemy territory. He relishes it. He told iFL the ideal place to face Andrade is in the champion’s hometown of Providence, Rhode Island.
Andrade had been seeking fights against unified WBA ‘Super’/WBC Super Middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and WBO 168-pound champ Billy Joe Saunders. They will instead fight each other in May.
In Williams’ mind, Andrade had few options left. With the chance to become the new world champ, the hungry challenger wants his chance to reach big-time status.
“He’s kind of been forced into this fight, really. I couldn’t ask for a better opponent to beat for a world title.
He’s a three-time, two-weight world champion. For me to beat him and do it in a good fashion as well, then I’m the new kid on the block. I’m going to be hot. I’m going to be some hot shit; you know what I mean?”
Currently, there has been no set date or specific location for the bout. Stay tuned to 3KingsBoxing for further details.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.