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Box or Fight, I beat Liam Williams either way say Gary Corcoran

Neither the fighting talk of Liam Williams nor the prospect of going into the lion’s den next month phases Gary Corcoran [15(6)-0].

The unbeaten London light middleweight of Galway extraction has been handed the title shot he craved, and will travel to the Cardiff Ice Arena on July 16th to take on the British and Commonwealth champ live on Boxnation TV.

Williams [14(9)-0-1] has made no secret of his dislike of ‘The Hellraiser’ and his intentions to ‘hurt’ the Wembley boxer, but Corcoran feels that it is he who is the superior all-round fighter.

Speaking following the announcement of the clash, Corcoran explained that “I know I’ve got the beating of him.”

“I’ve got the ability to box him or fight him so I’ll be prepared for whatever he brings to the table on the 16th.”

“I know I’m a better fighter than him and I’m going to prove it.”

“He doesn’t have as good an engine as me and it will show on the night.”

“I want to be British champion this year and really push on from there; Liam is standing in the way.”

The title bout headlines a card that also features British and Commonwealth welterweight champ Bradley Skeete, Tommy Langford, Joe Pigford, and Welsh talent Craig Evans, Alex Hughes and Jay Harris, as well as the promise of ‘a pound-for-pound superstar’ to be announced later this week.

Joe O'Neill

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