Liam Williams’ next show at home starts to take shape with solid undercard

Liam Williams’ next show at home starts to take shape with solid undercard

Frank Warren has formally announced that Clydach Vale’s Liam ‘The Machine’ Williams (15-0-1, 10KO) will defend his British title against London’s Ahmet Patterson (17-0, 7KO) and the rest of the bill is starting to take impressive shape.

As already reported on BoxingWales.com, the super-welterweights will fight on Saturday 22 October. However, it has now been revealed that the show BoxNation televised show is to be hosted at Cardiff’s 5,000 capacity Motorpoint Arena.

In recent years, the only boxers to sell out the venue are Nathan Cleverly [against Tommy Karpency in 2012] and Lee Selby [against Rendall Munroe in 2014]. It’s a mark of the confidence in Williams’ star appeal, which saw him personally sell more than 1,000 tickets in his last outing.

‘Patty Cake’ last fought in January, impressively stopping the already twice beaten Ryan Aston in six rounds. The unbeaten operator was made mandatory for Williams’ Lord Lonsdale strap but was forced to withdraw due to personal reasons. Patterson trains out of the same gym as Gary Corcoran [who Williams took 11 rounds to stop in July], the Peacock Boxing Club in London – though they have different trainers.

Williams has recently concluded sparring IBF welterweight world champion Kell Brook at the Ingle Gym. The Sheffield native requested Williams to help prepare him for the fearsome unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin ahead of their meeting at the 02 Arena in London next Saturday.

Blackwood’s lightweight Craig Evans (15-1-2, 3KO) will complete an exciting trade trilogy against Liverpool’s Tom Stalker (11-1-3, 2KO). They have remarkably drawn twice in their previous meetings for the WBO European bauble and betting companies have priced a third draw at just 16/1.

It has also been confirmed that the opinion splitting Chris Eubank Jr (23-1, 18KO) will make a mandatory defence of his British middleweight title against Midlander Tommy Langford (17-0, 6KO). Penge’s improving Bradley Skeete will defend his welterweight version of the belt against Shayne Singleton (23-1, 8KO).

Swansea’s starlet Jay Harris (8-0, 5KO) will continue his storm through the super-flyweight landscape and Maerdy’s super-middleweight Alex ‘Bad News’ Hughes (8-0, 3KO) will also feature, though their opponents are yet to be decided.

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