British Super-Welterweight Champion Liam Williams has talked up a possible domestic showdown with former WBO ruler Liam Smith.
On November 26th, the 23-year-old defends his belt against mandatory challenger Ahmet Patterson at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.
Once that defence is out the way, the 2016 Boxing Writers’ Young Fighter of the Year has set his sights on an all-British clash with Liverpudlian Smith.
“No doubt people will start talking about a Smith fight again,” said the Welshman.
“I thought Liam was doing pretty well but once Alvarez stepped up a gear, he showed he was a different level; too big and too strong.”
‘Beefy’ travelled to Texas as the Champion to take on Canelo in September, but after a valiant effort he was stopped in the ninth round, suffering his first professional defeat.
“We’ll meet, no doubt, but it’ll be for a bigger title than the British and when the money makes sense for both of us,” added Williams. “Right now, I’m coming up and he’s coming off a loss, titleless.”
The Clydach Vale fighter recently moved up to number three in the WBO rankings so a World Title shot could be on the horizon, but Williams would be confident against Smith.
“I can pick out things about him I believe I can exploit and I’m sure Smith feels the same about me. Neither of us really know until we get in there but, yes, I’d be confident,” he added.
Liam Williams takes on Ahmet Patterson on our big Cardiff show on November 26th. Buy tickets here.