Gary Corcoran and Liam Williams came face-to-face today for the first time ahead of their British and Commonwealth light middleweight title fight in Cardiff next month.
The first official press conference for the Boxnation event took place at the Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff, where the bout will be held, this afternoon, and ended with the two needing to be pulled apart.
The event was a heated affair and Wembley-Connaught challenger Corcoran [15(6)-0] claimed that he is not worried by the Welsh beltholder’s much-vaunted punching power, reasoning that “let’s be honest, who has he fought?”
“I’ve fought better fighters than him.”
“He’s not a big puncher, he’s an average puncher. Everyone seems to think he’s Golovkin but nobody has tested him yet.”
“I can’t wait for the fight, he can hit this chin as much as he wants.”
“I’ll let him have a free crack at it as well.”
In response, Williams [14(9)-0-1] took aim at ‘The Hellraiser’ Corcoran’s own power, arguing that “you couldn’t knock out a w*nk, you’re sh*t.”
“I’m not bothered by what he’s going to try and do.”
“If he comes to box I’m going to outbox him and he definitely doesn’t want to come and have a fight with me because he’s going to get himself hurt.”
Watch the pair’s fracticious head-to-head below courtesy of IFL TV:
The two will settle their differences in the ring on July 16th on a card that features additional Irish interest from Jamie Conlan, Gary Sweeney, and Tyrone McKenna, as well as a British debut for pound-for-pound star Guillermo Rigondeaux.