Liam Williams vs. Alantez Jamal Fox

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by IntentionalButt, Dec 3, 2019.


The Machine or Sly Aza?

Poll closed Dec 21, 2019.
  1. Williams on points

    38.5%
  2. Williams by stoppage

    61.5%
  3. Draw

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Fox on point

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Fox by stoppage

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

    363,547
    44,935
    Sportsbook:
    2,542
    Nov 30, 2006
    Official now for December 21st @ the CopperBox Arena in Hackney Wick, on the Dubois vs. Fujimoto undercard. 10 rounds @ middleweight.

    Williams is rated #4 by the WBC and #7 by the WBO. Fox is rated #12 by the IBF and is the current WBO number one mandatory challenger for Demetrius Andrade. Williams appears to be gunning for a WBO title shot, as beating Fox will see him vault up the rankings, and he is actively calling out & insulting both Fox and the champion on social media of late, calling the former "an ugly skinny rat" and referring to Andrade's style as "watching paint dry". :lol:

    Williams is the WBC middleweight Silver champion, but that belt will not be on the line here (reinforcing my guess that Williams is eyeing Andrade for easier pickings than leveraging his loftier WBC ranking to go after the famous green & gold strap).
     
  2. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    7,350
    9,590
    Sportsbook:
    500
    Feb 11, 2018
    Williams said in a recent (day or two ago) interview that he’s heard Andrade is going to vacate and move up to fight Saunders.

    This is Frank Warren 101. Get an eliminator for the WBO now, jump to the top of the rankings, the belt becomes vacant, fighter challenges someone not so good for it. In this case it will be Williams vs Keeler for the vacant WBO. Quote me on that.
     
    IntentionalButt and Wizbit1013 like this.
  3. Odins beard

    Odins beard IsaL is a flipper and a flopper Full Member

    19,444
    10,983
    Sportsbook:
    489
    Apr 13, 2014
  4. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,899
    1,652
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 22, 2019
    Hell I'd like to see Keeler get the shot just because he's a fellow Dub and he wants to scrap McGregor but there's no doubting Warren's shiftiness on these sorts of affairs.
     
    Scissors likes this.
  5. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    17,289
    2,589
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Dec 27, 2010
    Williams would suit Luke better than Andrade....
     
  6. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    26,892
    8,466
    Sportsbook:
    10,713
    Apr 17, 2011
    HOW? How is Fox the WBO mandatory? Or even among their top 10? How the **** is that possible?
    ****ing blows my mind.
     
  7. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,899
    1,652
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 22, 2019
    No doubting that at all, that's why I'd invite it. But I reckon Luke is also an easier prospect for Williams than Andrade is, especially on paper seeing as Tom Doran had the beating of him twice.
     
  8. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,899
    1,652
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 22, 2019
    Because the WBO consistently have the worst rankings of all the boxing organisations.
     
    Badbot, Scissors and IntentionalButt like this.
  9. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

    363,547
    44,935
    Sportsbook:
    2,542
    Nov 30, 2006
    Bingo. He doesn't even hold a WBO minor title. Nor has Fox defeated any top-10 contenders since his last (unsuccessful) challenge of Andrade two years ago. He fought in a few eight-rounders, nothing that impressive. :nusenuse:
     
    Badbot and Scissors like this.
  10. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    17,289
    2,589
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Dec 27, 2010
    Tom Doran was a long time ago. Andrade has a bad style for just about everyone.
     
    ShovelHook likes this.
  11. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

    363,547
    44,935
    Sportsbook:
    2,542
    Nov 30, 2006
    Are we all in agreement that Fox's nickname is horrendous?

    (as in "Sly Aza Fox"...)

    :shakehead:

    @CST80
     
    Badbot and CST80 like this.
  12. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,899
    1,652
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 22, 2019
    Andrade is the stinker machine, very tricky customer though. I know Keeler has improved a lot since then, but I'm just saying for Frank and Liam they'll be thinking Luke is easy pickings.
     
    IntentionalButt likes this.
  13. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,899
    1,652
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 22, 2019
    Total farce that he's there, clearly a ploy to have a gimme mandatory or vacant belt given away.
     
    Badbot, Scissors and IntentionalButt like this.
  14. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    7,350
    9,590
    Sportsbook:
    500
    Feb 11, 2018
    It’s quite cunning.
     
    Drew101 and Odins beard like this.
  15. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

    363,547
    44,935
    Sportsbook:
    2,542
    Nov 30, 2006
    Luke Keeler is a fine lad, decent pug and everything but let's be real. He doesn't belong in the ring with Andrade nor Williams. :nono:
     
    Odins beard, CST80 and Scissors like this.


Sign up for ESPN+ and Stream Live Sports! Advertisement