TwitterFacebook

Interview: Ringnews24.com catches up with undefeated Liam Williams

Ringnews24 caught-up with prospect Liam Williams, at the Universal Gym in Cardiff, where he was being put through his paces by trainer and manager, Gary Lockett.

Liam (8-0-1) is fighting on the Juergen Braehmer vs Enzo Maccarinelli undercard at Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany on Saturday, 5th April, 2014.

The 21-year-old boxer from Clydach Vale, took a short break to answer some questions on his career and upcoming fight

See Also

Ringnews24.com: How did you get into boxing?

I liked fighting, as a kid, on the street; I just knew I wanted to box. I went to the gym when I was eight for a couple of weeks, or months, then finished. Then went back and took it seriously.

Ringnews24.com: Could you tell us about your amateur career?

I had 48/49 fights – lost 4 or 5, and went to a lot of different tournaments and boxed away in places like Finland. I won eight Welsh titles and six British titles, so successful

I trained at Rhondda ABC. Ivor Bartlett worked wonders for me and Lewis Rees. Brought us from young kids, nobodies really, to where we are now. Obviously, Gary Lockett’s taken over and doing really well with us.

Ringnews24.com: Which boxers inspired you?

I’ve only really started watching boxing in the last few years, before I was never really interested and was just doing my thing. Obviously Joe Calzaghe being who he was and what he won for Wales.

Ringnews24: Why did you decide to turn professional?

Just a bit fed up with the amateurs really, there wasn’t much more for me. Wasn’t getting much luck being selected, going up to the GB squad a lot of the Welsh boxers don’t seem to get treated fairly. So, I thought it was the best thing for me [to turn pro].

Ringnews24.com: Are you a full-time boxer?

I was working as a roofer, with my Dad, used to go to work at 6/7 in the morning then come home then gym, couldn’t really perform to my full potential because I wasn’t putting the right type of work in. I stopped working about a year ago and now I’m training twice a day, every day – sometimes three times.

Ringnews24.com: How would you describe your style?

Box-fighter, I can adapt to what I need to do.

Ringnews24.com: How has your professional career gone so far?

Gone great, I don’t think I’ve lost a round as a professional. My last fight was a technical draw, against Tyan Booth – I was winning the fight easily but there was a clash of heads and he needed 22 stitches, just underneath his eyebrow, and because it was under four rounds it was called a draw, so a bit of a nightmare.

Ringnews24.com: Best performance?

Against Darren Codona, on the Cleverly vs Kovalev undercard, not because it was the best I performed but because I had a good eight rounds, won every round and it’s the most rounds I’ve done in a fight.

Ringnews24.com: Toughest fight?

To be honest I haven’t really struggled, I’ve been eight rounds but it wasn’t tough.

Ringnews24.com: Are you moving down from middleweight?

I’ve gone down to light-middlewight, for my last fight, I never realised how easily I could make the wait. At one point I thought I was struggling at Middleweight but now make light-middle easy.

Ringnews24.com: Who is your next opponent?

It’s in Germany on the Enzo vs Braehmer card. Fighting Yuri Pompilio, whose Portuguese, over eight rounds and then hoping for a step-up after this one. I think he’s got a half and half record, couple of loses and draws. Seen bits and bobs of him on video but not too much.

Ringnews24.com: Your Prediction for the fight?

Obviously predict that I’m going to win and hopefully a stoppage.

Ringnews24.com: Would you like to fight for a Welsh and Celtic title?

I have been but I think I’m a little bit past that now, not to be big headed, I think there’s more possibility of bigger fights.

Ringnews24.com: What do you do away from boxing?

Spend time with family and I’ve got two four-year-old nephews and really enjoy spending time with them.

red-speech-300×267

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Zelfa Barrett delivers sensational come-from-behind KO to stop Eric Donovan…

Zelfa Barrett delivers sensational come-from-behind KO to stop Eric Donovan in eight

Super featherweight Zelfa ‘Brown Flash’ Barrett 24-1 (15) needed to rely on his power to turn around his fight against Eric ‘Lilywhite Lightning’ Donovan 12-1 (7) stopping him in the eighth round of their 10-round contest at the Matchroom Fight Camp …

Felix Cash looks for European laurels after dominating Jason Welborn

Felix Cash looks for European laurels after dominating Jason Welborn

Commonwealth middleweight champion Felix Cash 13-0 (9) delivered clinical beatdown of Jason Welborn 24-9 (7) stopping him in the fifth round at the Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex on Friday night. The 27-year-old from Wokingham simply has…

David Benavidez loses WBC super middleweight title on the scales

David Benavidez loses WBC super middleweight title on the scales

Super middleweight David ‘El Bandera Roja’ Benavidez 22-0 (19) has lost his WBC title on the scales after coming in almost three pounds overweight for his clash with Alexis Angulo 26-1 (22) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut on Satu…

Damien Vazquez coming in hot for shot at Brandon Figueroa…

Damien Vazquez coming in hot for shot at Brandon Figueroa on September 26

WBA number 13 super bantamweight contender Damien 'Sugar' Vazquez 15-1-1 (8) is counting down the days until his showdown against WBA ‘regular’ champion Brandon ‘The Heartbreaker’ Figueroa 20-0-1 (15) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecti…

Jamel Herring vs Jonathan Oquendo rescheduled for September 5 in…

Jamel Herring vs Jonathan Oquendo rescheduled for September 5 in Las Vegas

WBO super featherweight champion Jamel ‘Semper Fi’ Herring 21-2-1 (10) will finally get the opportunity to defend his title against Puerto Rican challenger Jonathan ‘Polvo’ Oquendo 31-6 (19) at ‘The Bubble’ at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las V…

Kubrat Pulev backs Alexander Povetkin to beat Dillian Whyte

Kubrat Pulev backs Alexander Povetkin to beat Dillian Whyte

IBF number one heavyweight contender Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev 28-1 (14) has weighed in on the upcoming fight between Dillian Whyte 27-1 (18) and Alexander Povetkin 35-2-1 (24). WBC interim champion Whyte, 32, will take on 40-year-old Russian veter…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US