Liam Williams 2021 Demetrius Andrade flashes all skills in outclassing .

Liam Williams Liam Williams Demetrius Andrade flashes … in skills all outclassing

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0100

Andrade retained his WBO middleweight title with a hard-fought victory over a game Williams on Saturday, before calling out WBC champ Jermall Charlo


Andrade retained his WBO middleweight title with a hard-fought victory over a game Williams on Saturday, before calling out WBC champ Jermall Charlo.

What appeared to be shaping up as a quick night of work for Demetrius Andrade turned into a hard-fought battle that went the distance.

However, in the end, Andrade proved once again that there are levels to boxing, as he scored a unanimous decision victory over a very game Liam Williams.

Judges at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida had it 118-109, 118-109 and 116-111 all in favor of Andrade, who drowned Williams with an abundance of skills to retain the WBO middleweight championship Saturday.

Andrade, who has been yearning to fight the likes of a Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez or Gennadiy Golovkin, hopes that his 30th professional victory helps to inch him closer to securing a marquee fight.

"At the end of the day, I'm the champion.

I'm undefeated," Andrade began telling DAZN's Chris Mannix fresh off his win.

"I shouldn't have to inspire anyone to get into the ring for a belt, an undefeated record and a whole lot of money on the table, so whenever we could sit down at the table and make something happen, I'm willing to do it.

I'm willing to risk it all."

Andrade even channeled late rapper DMX in growling "Let's get it on!" when asked about WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo.

After buckling Williams knees in the first round, "Boo Boo" nearly finished the show in the second when he deposited the mandatory challenger onto the canvas with a right-left combination straight down the middle for a knockdown.

Andrade knocks Williams down in the 2nd!

Williams rose off the canvas at the nine count and survived the round, but Andrade kept pouring on the offense by repeatedly splitting the challenger's guard with a left hand, while detonating a vicious right uppercut at will over the course of the fight.

𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗨𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗰𝘂𝘁𝘀

Still, outclassed in skills, Williams wasn't outclassed in guts, as he kept chugging forward and closing the gap, while leaning on the champ.

By the middle to late rounds, Andrade was clearly tired and Williams continued to move forward to snag some rounds.

However, he couldn't land definitive shots to do much more than that, as judges scored it for Andrade comfortably.

DAZN News had it 117-110 for Andrade, who outlanded Williams 193 punches to 110.

When Andrade wasn't picking his shots, he was moving laterally and elusively enough to stifle a game Williams from landing any shots that could cause damage.

Still, perhaps Andrade getting tired in the later rounds was enough for one of the other champions at 160 pounds — like a GGG or Charlo — to pick up on that vulnerability and unify with the Providence, Rhode Island native.

Here's how the Andrade vs.

Williams card went.

Williams showing pressure once again.

Andrade makes him think twice by launching a few uppercuts that do damage.

Another uppercut follows moments later.

Williams doesn't have an answer for the champ's uppercut.

Both fighters go down and almost through the ropes after being locked in the clinch.

Williams is doing a good job slowing this fight down and making it ugly.

But these uppercuts from the champ are razor sharp.

(10-9 Andrade, 49-45 Andrade)

𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗨𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗰𝘂𝘁𝘀

What an opening round from the champ.

Let's see how he follows that and how Williams responds.

Andrade floating, moving exceptionally well, while popping that jab.

Straight left lands and a right uppercut follows from Andrade.

Williams' legs were briefly wobbly again.

Williams finally gets on the inside and lands an overhand right to the head.

But Andrade responds seconds later with a right-left right down the middle for a knockdown! Oh my! Williams looks to his corner and gets up at nine.

Andrade knocks Williams down in the 2nd!

He's in a world of trouble right now.

(10-8 Andrade, 20-17 Andrade)

Andrade has been yearning for a fight with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez or Gennadiy Golovkin for some time now.

Will he get closer to either with a statement victory or does a game Liam Williams pull off the upset? We're about to find out.

"They call him 'The Machine,'" Andrade says of Williams during a DAZN promo. "He's going to be the rust bucket when I get done."

Gongora ends it 2:17 into the eighth round with a slashing left hand that makes Pearson backpedal and fall to the canvas.

Pearson popped right up off the canvas, but took a knee back down to the mat at the count of seven, as he was counted out.

Carlos Gongora ends it with an 8th round KO

Gongora really shut that right eye of Pearson and the injury was giving him too much trouble there to continue.

Gongora did an excellent job of pounding the body, before going upstairs and doing enough damage to get the knockout.

Gongora landed 50 percent of his power punches in this dominating performance.

@BooBooAndrade #AndradeWilliams

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Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0100

Welshman Liam Williams fights Demetrius Andrade in Hollywood, Florida, is he bids to become WBO middleweight champion of the world


Welshman Liam Williams fights Demetrius Andrade in Hollywood, Florida, is he bids to become WBO middleweight champion of the world

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Welsh boxer Liam Williams attempts to become WBO middleweight champion of the world tonight as he fights unbeaten Demetrius Andrade for his title in Florida.

It's the biggest night of Williams' life as he looks to upset the odds against one of the most highly-rated fighters on the planet.

The American has won all of his 19 fights, while Williams has lost twice to Liam Smith in back-to-back defeats at light middleweight.

Here's what you need to know about the fight.

Although the fight is being held in Florida, it is being staged to suit a UK audience, with the main event expected to begin around 11pm.

The undercard fights will begin from 8pm UK time.

Tonight's action is not being shown on Sky Sports or Sky Box Office.

Instead it will be streamed online and through TVs by DAZN.

Subscriptions are available for £1.99 via the DAZN website.

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There's no doubt the American is the favourite, but Williams thinks he has a very good chance..

“It is a massive opportunity for me, and I really can’t wait to get my chance on Saturday night to prove I’m the best at 160lbs," he said.

"I’m very excited and can’t wait to get my hands on him this Saturday.

“Not to get it twisted, I do respect him, he’s a great fighter and obviously three-time world champion in two different weight divisions, what’s not to respect?

"I’d be a bit of a fool to not think he’s any good wouldn’t I, but I see things, weaknesses that I can exploit, I’m fully confident I’m going to do that Saturday night and not just going to win but win in devastating fashion."


Andrade: 2/7.

KO: 5/2.

Decision: 4/5

Williams: 5/2.

KO: 3/1.

Decision: 12/1

Draw: 20/1


– April 18, 2021
Liam Williams 2021 Demetrius Andrade flashes all skills in outclassing .