Williamson: "I'll Be Going
Home With The British Title"
Troy Williamson is determined to prove that he is the number
one 154lbs fighter in the country when he takes on two-time
British Super-Welterweight Champion Ted Cheeseman for the
Lord Lonsdale Challenge Belt at the M&S Bank Arena in
Liverpool this Saturday October 9, live worldwide on DAZN.
'Trojan' (16-0-1, 12 KOs) landed his shot at the famous belt
by stopping Scotland's Kieran Smith in six rounds of their
Final Eliminator at York Hall earlier this year, and the
chiselled 30-year-old from Darlington believes that a win
over Cheeseman will place him at the top the stacked 154lbs
Williamson, who spent two years with the Team GB set up in
Sheffield during his amateur days, concedes that Cheeseman
has the upper hand in terms of the level or previous
opponents faced, but insists that this won't matter when the
bell rings and he takes on his toughest challenge to date.
ďIíve been saying for years that I deserve the chance to be
involved in these big fights," said Williamson. "Iíve told
everyone that Iím good enough and this is my chance to prove
it. I believe that Iím the best 154lbs fighter in the
ďIíve been offered some big fights in the past and Iíve
accepted them all. Itís just unfortunate that some of them
never happened for whatever reason. As soon as the Ted
Cheeseman fight got mentioned I accepted it because heís a
ďThis Saturday weíre getting down to business. Ted is a
great two-time British Champion. That says it all. Heís the
number one fighter in the division. You canít deny that. I
just know what I possess and what Iím going to bring on the
night. Iíll be going home with the British Title.
ďWeíve had a similar number of fights; I think heís had one
or two more fights than me. Iíve not had it the easy way.
Iíve had it tough when I had to sell tickets myself on these
small hall shows. Iíve not had no bums just to knock over.
Iíve come through the hard way and it will show on the night
that experience wonít matter.
ďYouíre going to see the best of me on Saturday. The better
the opponent, the better version of Troy Williamson youíll
see. Ted Cheeseman is the biggest fight of my career and
heís probably the best fighter Iíve boxed in my career. Itís
going to be a cracker, thereís going to be fireworks.
ďI carry power in both hands. If I hit anyone on the chin at
11st in 10oz gloves Iím going to hurt them. If the stoppage
comes it comes. We both like to have a tear up, weíre both
fit and both very tough. Iím not one to backdown from a
fight. When the big fights come Iíll always take them and so
Cheeseman vs. Williamson is part of a stacked night of
action in Liverpool, former WBO Super-Welterweight Word
Champion Liam Smith (29-3-1, 16 KOs) meets 2014 Commonwealth
Games gold medallist and Rio 2016 Olympian Anthony Fowler
(15-1, 12 KOs) in a massive all-Liverpool clash for local
bragging rights, WBA Bantamweight World Champion Shannon
Courtenay (7-1, 3 KOs) defends her crown for the first time
against the USA's Jamie Mitchell (6-0-2, 4 KOs),
Northampton's Kieron Conway (16-2-1, 3 KOs) looks to bounce
back from his loss to Souleymane Cissokho on the Canelo vs.
Saunders undercard when he meets James Metcalf (21-1, 13
KOs), decorated amateur star Peter McGrail makes his highly
anticipated professional debut against Ed Harrison (2-8),
Tony Bellew-managed Lightweight Luke Willis (10-0, 1 KO)
clashes with Norwich's Rylan Charlton (6-1-1, 3 KOs),
two-time World Title challenger Natasha Jonas (9-2-1, 7 KOs)
returns after her thrilling fight with Katie Taylor in May,
Birmingham Heavyweight hope Solomon Dacres (2-0, 1 KO) steps
up against the experienced Kamil Sokolowski (10-22-2, 4 KOs)
in just his third fight, Wigan Lightweight Rhiannon Dixon
(3-0) fights for the second time this year and Blane Hyland
(4-1) meets Santiago San Eusebio (3-1-2, 2 KOs) in a four
round Super-Flyweight contest.