Frank Warren: I Am Convinced Liam Williams Can Defeat Demetrius Andrade
Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren is backing his fighter, Liam Williams, to defeat Demetrius Andrade.
This Saturday, August 17, Williams will challenge Andrade for the WBO Middleweight Title. Andrade goes into the bout with an unbeaten pro boxing record. This will be Williams’ first shot at a major world title unless you count his interim title fight against Liam Smith back in 2017.
In a piece written for Boxing Scene, Warren heaped praise on Williams and shared his belief that “The Machine” can walk out of the Hard Rock Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as the WBO titleholder.
“Andrade is a slick and skillful operator, no doubt about that, but you would have to say there is nobody on his record I wouldn’t strongly fancy Liam to beat.
Since pairing up with Dominic Ingle, Liam has come on leaps and bounds and added so much to his game. He is much, much more than a crash, bang, wallop merchant. The way he executes his footwork and distance is second to very few and, indeed, he carries enormous power in both hands.
This is his big opportunity to follow in the footsteps of countrymen such as Howard Winstone, Steve Robinson, Barry Jones, Joe Calzaghe and Enzo Maccarinelli and punch himself into Welsh boxing folklore.
I am convinced he has got what it takes to part Andrade from his belt and open all sorts of doors to massive fights in the future.”