Liam Williams Betting his Career Against Nizar Trimech!
Walking away from the sport of boxing is hard for some fighters to do. Yet, fighters at some point have to take a hard look in the mirror and accept when it’s time to hang it up. Middleweight title challenger Liam “The Machine” Williams (23-4-1, 18KO) appears to be ready to walk away, provided a loss to Nizar Trimech (9-3-2, 4KO) on November 25.
SMITH’S THOUGHTS ON HANGING IT UP
During an interview with Boxing Social, The Machine was very candid about the long layoff being helpful and what a loss would mean for his career.
“It’s like ten months since I’ve been out of the ring since I boxed last in Cardiff . . . the bit of time off has done me the world of good, I believe. I’ve teamed back up with my old coach of many years, Gary Lockett. I’ve re-found that love for the sport . . . overall the break has done me good.”
“In all honesty, I’m struggling to look past this next fight Friday night . . . let’s be straight up honest: if I lose Friday night, where am I going? It’s probably going to be the end for me.”
“If I can’t beat this guy Friday, then I’m done!”
In 2019, Williams scored a good win over Alantez Fox to become the WBO mandatory challenger. However, he came up short in his title bid against then-WBO champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade in 2021. Next, he battled against Chris Eubank Jr, where he was knocked down four times en route to another lopsided loss.
Williams can ill-afford another defeat, especially to a below-average, unknown fighter like Trimech. Typically, fighters talking about retirement, or entertaining the thought, is never a good sign. Smith admitted to using this as motivation and is ready to give it his all on fight night.
By: Garrisson Bland