WBO European Super-Welterweight Champion (2016-2017) British Super-Welterweight Champion (2016-2017) Commonwealth Super-Welterweight Champion (2014-2015)
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11th November 2017 - MD loss v Liam Smith
Super-Welterweight Liam Williams is prepared for a big 2018 as he looks to break into World Title contention after two competitive fights against Liam Smith.
ROUTE TO BRITISH TITLE
Raised in Clydach Vale, Wales, he teamed up with promoter Frank Warren, who has previously worked with Welsh greats like two-weight World Champion Joe Calzaghe, Colin Jones and Enzo Maccarinelli.
In November 2014, 'The Machine' picked up his first major title when beating Michael Lomax to become Commonwealth Champion with a first-round TKO. Williams followed this up 13 months later with an impressive win over Kris Carslaw to lift the vacant British Title.
The first defence of his new belt took place at the Ice Arena in Cardiff in a fiery clash with Gary Corcoran. There was plenty of pre-fight animosity between the pair and this produced an exciting contest where Williams earned a thrilling stoppage in the penultimate round of the barnstormer.
WBO EUROPEAN CHAMP
After a proposed bout with Ahmet Patterson fell through, tough Hungarian Gabor Gorbics was brought in as a late replacement and proved to be a game challenger for Williams, who won the WBO European strap in November 2016.
Gorbics made a competitive start but Williams eventually halted his opponent in the middle stages with a huge body shot to please the raucous Welsh crowd.
SIZZLING SHOWDOWN WITH SMITH
Williams came face-to-face with namesake Liam Smith on Saturday 8th April, promising a potential fight of the year after some heated build-up.
It was a thrilling affair at the Manchester Arena as Williams demonstrated excellent technical work in the first half of the fight. However, misfortune struck after a horrendous cut opened up above his eye, which may have been caused by a head-clash.
With blood pouring into Williams' eye after nine rounds, his cornerman Gary Lockett pulled his man out of the fight in controversial circumstances.
REMATCH AND REBUILDING
The rematch was scheduled for the Liams on November 11th. This time Smith came out far more measured, out-boxing the Welshman in a close contest.
Williams lost a majority decision in this World Title eliminator, but there was no shame in losing to a former World Champion.
The Clydach Vale warrior proved he belongs in the ring with top class opposition and will be keen to build on the big opportunities in 2018.
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