Billy Joe Saunders has been out of the ring some time but has kept his eyes on the sport and now predicts that one man ‘could get knocked out’ when Hamzah Sheeraz takes on Liam Williams.
Williams has fought and lost to big names like Liam Smith twice, Chris Eubank Jr and Demetrius Andrade, while fellow middleweight and the WBC Silver title holder Sheeraz is still in the early stages of his career with 14 wins from 18 fights.
The fight was first scheduled for early December but was rescheduled when Sheeraz suffered a perforated eardrum during sparring.
In a message posted on X by Queensbury Promotions, Saunders – who mooted the idea of a comeback late last year – broke the contest down.
“Sheeraz has the youth on his side, Liam Williams has the experience. They’re both great fighters, great punchers, and both can box.”
He then predicted what might happen but couldn’t pick an out-and-out winner.
“I think Williams by knockout or Hamza by points, but I wouldn’t outcast any result in this fight because I think it’s a really 50-50 fight in my eyes.”
He then praised both men and recognised it is a new level of opponent for Sheeraz.
“I think it’s time for Hamzah to show what he’s really about if he can step up the levels because this is a couple of levels step up so I take my hat off to him. Good luck boys, good luck to both of you, may the best man win.”