Liam Williams: Demetrius Andrade will be under too much pressure to showboat
By Matt Lieberman: Liam Williams is vowing to put Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade under unrelenting pressure without letting him breathe for a moment when he challenges him for his WBO middleweight title this Saturday night live on DAZN.
Williams (23-2-1, 18 KOs) plans on getting in the face of Andrade (29-0, 18 KOs) and not letting him get into his normal game of boxing and showboating. He won’t be able to do that, Williams maintains, because he’ll be dealing with withering fire the entire time.
Andrade vs. Williams will be headlining this Saturday, April 17th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Hollywood, Florida. Although the 32-year-old Demetrius will have the home country advantage, Williams isn’t concerned about that in the least.
He’s going to take the fight to Andrade, and it won’t matter if he’s receiving the support of the fans or not.
“I can punch harder than him. And I have a better engine than him,” said Williams to The Low Down about the former two-division world champion Andrade.
“I am going to smash his face in on Saturday night and do some serious damage,” said Williams. “I am going to be in his face giving it to him.”
It’s going to be interesting to see how Andrade deals with Williams’ punching power because he’s taken shots in his fights with Maciej Sulecki, Luke Keeler, and Artur Akavov. Fortunately for Andrade, those challengers lacked the power to hurt him.
Williams is a different breed. He hits a lot harder with every shot, and his jab is like a power punch. Liam throws a telephone-pole-like thudding jab that vibrates through the heads of his opponents, making them hesitant to stand in front of him.
Andrade has never been in a fight as a professional against a puncher like Williams before, so it should be a thrill to see how he reacts. Demetrius hasn’t shown an ability to move around the ring during his career, because he’s never had to up until now.
He’s always been the aggressor in his fights against lesser punchers, which isn’t a good thing. Now that he needs the ability to be mobile, he might not have the ability to do so.
“You wont see any showboating or fussing around from Andrade because he will be under too much pressure,” predicted Williams.
Some of the comments that Williams has said about him viewing Andrade “weird” seem to have gotten to him a bit, as he’s talking about wanting to make him pay for his remarks when he gets him in the ring.
“Maybe I am getting into his head a bit, but that is not really my ultimate goal,” said Williams. “I don’t feel I need to get under his skin to beat him.”
“And I don’t think he will cope with my intensity. I am going to hit him and hurt him regularly as well. He will be doing the running,” said Liam.
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