Hamzah Sheeraz (18-0, 14 KOs) and Liam Williams (25-4-1, 20 KOs) fight for Commonwealth honours and more on Feb. 10 when they meet in a 12-round middleweight contest.
The bout headlines a Queensberry Promotions card at the Copper Box Arena in London, England. TNT Sports will broadcast the event live for those in the United Kingdom. American viewers can catch the action on ESPN+. Sheeraz makes the first defence of his Commonwealth title, having won the belt against River Wilson-Bent via second-round stoppage in 2022.
Hamzah Sheeraz and Liam Williams Clash for Commonwealth Belt
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Press Conference Highlights
Both men met a final press conference to deliver their thoughts on their upcoming clash. Below is just some of what was said by the middleweights.
“Camp’s gone really, really well,” said Williams. “Train my nuts off. I’m ready. If I’m not ready now, then I never will be. I feel like I’ve turned back the clock a little bit…”
“I give him his credit. Quality fighter. I’ve been quite impressed with him myself. Fair play to him, but I just think that the time is wrong [for him].
“Don’t really have much to say to be fair,” said Sheeraz. “Put in the work and yeah, Saturday night, let’s go.”
“He’s always looked dangerous to me, to be fair. I mean he’s got a lot of knockouts. The respect is there to be fair. I’d be a fool not to. But like I said, in terms of how preparation went for this camp, we prepared for the best version of him come Saturday night.”
“In my head, for sure,” said the Sheeraz whether he believes the best version of Williams still exists. “Like I said, if I didn’t think otherwise, I wouldn’t have prepared how I prepared and whatnot. Listen, it’s my time to shine. It’s my time to shine. I know you hear that all the time, you got a lot of fighters saying that. But, listen, I’ll win Saturday night, I’ll win in good fashion. There’s big things, big things in 2024.”
Big Fight Weekend Prediction
Sheeraz is a fighter on the rise and the younger of the two. While Williams has had more experience at a higher level, this fight feels like a passing of the torch. The last time “The Machine” fought an opponent of significance, he was dropped to the canvas four times en route to a unanimous decision loss to Chris Eubank Jr. Sheeraz is the taller man and also hits hard. Big Fight Weekend predicts a stoppage victory for Sheeraz as he takes another step towards world title honours.
Full Press Conference
For the full press conference featuring Sheeraz, Williams and other undercard fighters, click here or the play button below. Video courtesy of Queensberry Promotions.