Williams inks new deal with Warren

World-rated middleweight Liam Williams has signed a new, long-term promotional agreement with Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions.

The Welshman, the WBO’s mandatory contender at 160lbs, is waiting for news of a purse bid for his projected challenge against champion Demetrius Andrade, who may yet vacate and move up in weight.

“I am happy to have mapped out my future and my entire focus is on getting my world title shot and winning it,” said Williams.

“I am so looking forward to the fight being made and becoming world champion. That is all that matters to me right now.

“We have been good for each other. Frank has delivered the fights to take me to mandatory position and I have done my side by winning them in the way I have. Nobody could ever say there has been any sort of failing on either side.

“It has all been good, I am happy and looking forward to moving forward.”

Promoter Frank Warren added: “I am delighted Liam has committed to us for the long-term and I am convinced we will soon have a world middleweight champion on our books.

“We have provided the opportunities for him since he moved up to 160lbs and he has taken them and furthered his career in a way few would have imagined. He has taken the division by storm.

“He is fast becoming a bonafide star at the weight with his style of fighting and the way he goes about his business.

“Hopefully, we will have his world title shot nailed down as soon as possible and I am sure it will be the first of many big world title nights for Liam moving forward.”