The 10th of October has been marked on every boxing fan calendar as English boxing manager Frank Warren officially announce three matches set to take place live on BT Sport, which will be featuring Welsh boxer Liam Williams, welterweight champion Anthony Cacace and Commonwealth super welterweight champion JJ Metcalf.
Currently, on a four-fight KO run at 160lbs, Welsh boxer Williams (22-2-1, 17 KOs) will be defending his British middleweight title against mandatory challenger Andrew Robinson (24-4-1). The Welsh boxer will be keen on continuing his terror run of form in the division before going on to chase the big medal as he also will be a mandatory challenger for the WBO world middleweight title, which is currently being held by Demetrius Andrade.
The 28-year-old Welshman won his British title in December 2018 following his victory over Mark Heffron and defended the title once against Joe Mulender before winning the WBO Intercontinental title and WBC Silver title in his fights against Alantez Fox and Karim Achour respectively. Alantez was Williams’ last feature in a boxing ring after claiming a victory over his opponent at the Copper Box in London last year December seeing some boxing fight tips predicting a win in his next match.
While Robinson, on the other hand, might not prove to be a hard challenge for Williams. The 35-year-old boxer was able to end the long undefeated run of Damian Jonak back in 2019, but he failed to stop Heffron the year before that. While he might not prove to be much of a challenge to Williams, but as the main event on the card, it is definitely not going to disappoint.
"I am obviously very, very confident and I know I will make a good job of him because I am training hard and I will turn up as I do for every other fight having left no stone unturned," said the Welshman via Boxing Scene.
"I don't think he is on my level but I am definitely not taking him lightly and I will approach the fight the way I do the others and that is with bad intentions.”
"He is my mandatory and I think it is a dangerous fight because I think he could possibly get hurt. The referee and his team need to be careful and need to be looking after his health and interests because I genuinely think I could damage him.
Happening the same day is Anthony Cacace (18-1), who will be putting his Lonsdale belt on the line to battle against Lyon Woodstock (12-2). The 31-year-old boxer, who made his first debut in a first-round TKO victory against Ben Wager in 2012, had to defeat Sam Bowen in Birmingham last year to change the ownership of the title to him.
Woodstock was defeated in two of his last three matches, while Cacace, on the other hand, has three consecutive victories on his hands after suffering a defeat at the hands of Martin J. Ward back in 2017.
32-year-old JJ Metcalf (21-0) will also be taking the stage in a bid to defend his Commonwealth title against former British champion Jack Flatley (16-1-1). Popularly renowned as Kid Shamrock in light of his British titles, Metcalf won the Commonwealth title in June 2019 when he got to defeat the former British middleweight champions, Jason Welborn, by scoring a KO in the eighth round.
Flatley, a 25-year-old boxer from Bolton, became an English champion after claiming victory against Craig Morris in May last year but was later dropped on points to Harry Scarff in September.
These three matches are one of the most exciting boxing matches to watch as they feature prospects from Britain.