Liam Williams arrange a shot at WBO world middleweight titleholder Demetrius Andrade with a ruthless first-round KO win on Saturday on the BT Sport Studios in London.
Williams, of Wales, stopped Andrew Robinson with a physique shot 1:28 minutes into the struggle in a second protection of his British middleweight title.
Williams emphatically maintained his place as necessary challenger for the WBO belt together with his seventh successive stoppage win.
Williams (23-2-1, 18 KOs), 28, can count on a world title shot in 2021, towards both Andrade or Jaime Munguia.
Robinson (24-5-1, 7 KOs), 36, from Redditch, England, received an early indication of Williams’ energy when Williams landed a proper hook to Robinson’s temple.
Williams then burst to life later within the first spherical after he was minimize on high of the top from a conflict of heads, which additionally left Robinson badly minimize above his left eye.
With blood streaming down his face, Williams immediately attacked with extra intent. He backed Robinson right into a nook, and after a sequence of hooks, Williams dug a left to the physique that sank Robinson, who was counted out.
“I needed it to go a bit additional, however we clashed heads and I noticed blood dripping so I assumed, ‘I want to finish this now earlier than it ends in a technical draw,'” Williams stated. “I am necessary challenger for WBO title to struggle Demetrius Andrade and it is a case of when and the place, I will probably be there. I would like my alternative subsequent.”
Williams, who’s from the Rhondda Valley however trains in Sheffield, is in the perfect type of his profession. After two defeats to England’s Liam Smith at junior middleweight in 2017, Williams has improved as a middleweight and as soon as once more confirmed what a vicious finisher he’s in the intervening time.
Within the co-main occasion, England’s Nathan Gorman received a Tenth-round unanimous choice over Ghana’s Richard Lartey (99-92, 100-90 and 100-90) in a Commonwealth heavyweight title eliminator.
Gorman (17-1, 11 KOs), 24, had not boxed since being knocked out in 5 rounds by Daniel Dubois 15 months in the past, whereas Lartey (14-3, 11 KOs) had his first struggle since additionally being stopped by Dubois 18 months in the past.