Preview: Liam Williams aims to make a statement against Andrew Robinson
Boxing returns on Saturday night with Queensbury Promotions hosting another thrilling card which is being headlined by Liam ‘The Machine’ Williams who defends his British Middleweight Title against Andrew Robinson. Liam Williams will be having his first fight since winning the title in December 2019 against Alantez Fox which ended in a fifth-round knockout victory.
Williams possesses an impressive knockout ratio with 68% of his wins coming by way of knockout and will be hoping for an early night again this Saturday. His opponent, however, has been getting his career back on track after losing to Mark Heffron in 2018 but did gain an impressive split decision victory in Poland against Damian Jonak in April last year so he would have gained a lot of confidence from that. The Middleweight division is a fascinating division at present and the winner of this will no doubt be looking towards fighting for European and World honours in the future.
The chief support to the main event is for the Commonwealth Super Welterweight Title between current champion James Metcalf and Lancashire born, Jack Flatley. This is going to be Jack Flatley’s first real test as a professional as he looks to prove himself against an unbeaten champion in James Metcalf. James is still unbeaten as a professional and has an impress knockout ratio with thirteen of his twenty-one fights coming by way of stoppage. He will no doubt be looking to add Jack Flatley to that list come Saturday night and make it eight successive wins with eight stoppages. James won the belt on the Josh Warrington card at the First Direct Arena in Leeds back in June 2019 so will have experience fighting on these big cards. Neither fighter has boxed since the return of live sport so there will no doubt be some ring rust to shake off, but this promises to be exciting whilst it lasts.
Also, on the card, we get to see the Scottish Braveheart, William Hutchinson looking to take his career to thirteen fights and thirteen victories against the Spaniard, Jose Miguel Fandino. William Hutchinson first turned professional three years ago this month and has looked very impressive. He has only been taken the distance four times but has eight stoppages within the first four rounds so he is extremely dangerous early on in fights. He has never boxed past six rounds so it will be interesting to see if Jose can take him into deep waters and test his engine over the scheduled ten rounds. Jose has boxed post lockdown against the experienced Sergio Martinez in August and will be looking to put the seventh-round stoppage behind him with a notable victory against William. It will certainly be a major upset if he manages to do so.
The card also has the rescheduled heavyweight bout between Nathan Gorman and Richard Lartey which was meant to take place Saturday 12th September but had to be pushed back due to Lartey being unable to enter the bubble on fight week. This has allowed both fighters to have an extended training camp and this is one fight I have been looking forward too. Gorman brings the skills and technique, whereas Lartey brings the power and will be looking to fight on the offensive from the first bell. With both fighters losing their last bout against Daniel Dubois, it will be interesting to see how this fight pans out. Gorman will be looking to get his career back on track with only one defeat on his record.
On the rest of the bill, we have three fighters looking to keep their unbeaten record in tact with Mark Chamberlain (6-0-0) taking on Shaun Cooper, Muheeb Fazeldin (13-0-1) taking on Luke Jones and Micky Burke (3-0-0) taking on Dan Booth.
Tune in to BT Sport 1 at 7pm for another action-packed night of Boxing.