Liam Williams vs. Andrew Robinson, JJ Metcalf vs. Jack Flatley set for October 10 card

Frank Warren has announced that British middleweight champion Liam Williams (22-2-1, 17 KOs) will defend his title against mandatory challenger Andrew Robinson (24-4-1, 7 KOs) in the main event of a show airing live on BT Sport in the UK and ESPN+ in the United States on October 10.

Williams has yet to fight in 2020, with his last outing coming in the form of a fifth-round TKO win over Alantez Fox at London’s Copper Box in December.

He said: “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 like I do for every other fight having left no stone unturned.

“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.

“I am not sitting about waiting for the purse bids and when they said I could get out it was fantastic news for me. I was delighted and I just can’t wait to fight. I hoped to fight even earlier but now I am headlining and it is worth waiting another two weeks to have that top spot.

“I wanted to stay busy and they have given me what I asked for. Now it is up to me to produce the goods again.”

In chief support, JJ Metcalf (21-0, 13 KOs) puts his Commonwealth super-welterweight belt on the line against Jack Flatley (16-1-1, 4 KOs) while a third fight has also been confirmed, pitting British super-featherweight champion Anthony Cacace (18-1, 7 KOs) against Leon Woodstock (12-2, 5 KOs) in a match promoter Warren has been trying to finalise all summer.

Warren commented at the announcement: “Liam Williams has blazed a trail through the middleweight division in a blistering fashion that has captured the imagination of the public. 

“He is a big player now who is on the cusp of a world title shot that will be right in play once travel and crowd restrictions have been eased.

“He is still the British champion and Andrew Robinson is his mandatory challenger, so Liam has got genuine business to attend to on the night and I know it is a job he will be taking seriously.

“I am also looking forward to seeing JJ Metcalf back in action against Jack Flatley. JJ has been absent through injury and if he comes through this and retains his Commonwealth title there are massive fights in front of him on the domestic super welterweight front.”

It as not yet been confirmed where the card will take place, though it is likely that BT Sport’s London studios will once again be utilised.

Several boxing shows have already been produced there in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including most recently Carl Frampton’s winning return to the ring on August 15.

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