British Super-Welterweight Champion Liam Williams believes he will be able to showcase the full range of his skills when he faces Ahmet Patterson in Cardiff.
The undefeated pair square off at the Motorpoint Arena on November 26th, and Williams accepts it will be a tough fight.
“I really rate Ahmet Patterson,” said the Clydach Vale talent. “Although I’m going up in the World rankings I don’t feel like it’s a step back in any way because he is a real quality fighter.
“He brings something different to the table. I’m excited to prove that I can fight against all different styles and prove that I can box well.”
Williams’ last outing versus Gary Corcoran turned into a thrilling contest but the 24-year-old predicts a different kind of fight against Patterson.
“I think he’s going to go on the back foot and counter-punch. He’s got a side-on defence. He doesn’t like to engage too much. I’ll have to be a bit more careful with the attacks.”
Currently rated at number three with the WBO, the Welshman could be in line for a World Title shot next year. Current belt holder Canelo may vacate, paving the way for Williams.
“That would give me a big motivation. I’d go for Miguel Cotto [ranked second], he’s probably just starting to slip a little. If there’s a time to beat him it’s now.
“I’ve always loved watching him for years now and I’ve always loved his style. For me to say I’ve boxed Miguel Cotto would be something special,” he added.
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