British Super-Welterweight Champion Liam Williams has been ordered to defend his title against stablemate Ahmet Patterson.
As stated on the British Boxing Board of Control’s latest circular:
“Following the withdrawal of Navid Mansouri due to injury, the Stewards decided to put out the above contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 11th May 2016, the contest to take place by the end of August 2016.”
The unbeaten pair are both listed in the top 15 with the WBO’s world rankings and should the fight take place, the winner will catapult themselves closer to Liam Smith, who sits at the 154 lbs WBO summit.
Williams, who also holds the Commonwealth Title, last week exchanged words with Gary Corcoran across social media ahead of discussed fight which is building up.
Patterson sparkled on his last outing back on January’s York Hall show and will be unlikely to budge on his now mandated British Title shot.
Fans will be eagerly awaiting promoter Frank Warren’s next move on this potential captivating domestic dustup.