Liam Williams believes he is closing in on his boxing destiny and may KO WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade in their clash at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, in Florida this Saturday.
Williams (23-2-1, 18 KOs) and Andrade (29-0, 18 KOs) have exchanged words in the build-up, but the Welshman is confident of the outcome when they swap punches at the weekend.
Should he dethrone Andrade, Williams will become the 13th world champion in Wales’ proud boxing history alongside the likes of Jimmy Wilde and Joe Calzaghe. Williams feels he wants it more.
“I don’t think he has the same intensity as me,’ said Williams. “I wear my heart on my sleeve. I can punch harder than him. I have a better engine than him. I’m going to bring it all on the night and I don’t think he has the answers.
“He’s a clown. I don’t think he’s wired up right, he’s got a screw loose. His mannerisms, the way he acts and talks on his interviews, he’s just a little bit strange and I can’t put my finger on it. He’s an oddball.
“It’s a risky fight for both of us. He’s the champion and I’m the number one contender. If he loses, the belt goes and that’s his status gone, but the same for me, I’m back to the bottom of the pile, there’s a lot at stake and neither of us will take a backwards step and that’s what will make it a great fight.
“The outcome is me winning, whether that’s over the distance or inside the distance, it doesn’t matter to me. As long as I take that belt back to Britain, I have no doubt about it, I’m super confident and I don’t think there’s any way that he beats me. I think I can knock him out.
“I’ve had setbacks, I’ve had injuries, I’ve been told to retire, so getting my opportunity is a real achievement, but in saying that, this is the beginning of things for me with more massive step-ups and I’m not willing to stop here.”
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