Liam Williams to finally meet Andrade, as Bentley v Cash announced for British and Commonwealth titles
Liam Williams will face Demetrius Andrade for the WBO Middleweight title in April (PIC: James Chance, Getty)

British fight fans were in for a treat on Wednesday afternoon as a duo of bouts were announced involving domestic stars. 

Liam Williams will finally get his crack at WBO Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade in the United States in April, according to promoter Eddie Hearn, with the bout likely to take place under the DAZN and Matchroom USA banner through the existing deal in place.

The 23-2 South Wales fighter has been vocal across social media on his position surrounding the WBO strap, and after having his wishes granted, will come into the contest full of confidence on the back of seven straight wins by knockout following back-to-back losses against Liam Smith in 2017.

Williams, who's recent outings have arrived under Queensberry Promotions on BT Sport, defeated Mark Heffron and Alantez Fox within his purple patch of devastating form; Fox particularly of note, as a former challenger to Andrade who famously had the champion on the canvas before losing a unanimous decision. 

Andrade was touted to be moving up to challenge for the WBO Super Middleweight title, but with the news of Hearn and DAZN'S successful purse bid, those aspirations look set to be put on hold as Williams rightfully gets his shot at the 160lbs WBO title.

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The Rhode Island native is unbeaten throughout a career spanning 29 fights, and has won two of his last three encounters by stoppage; his latest victory coming in a TKO9 success over Luke Keeler in Miami in January 2020. 

Lonsdale and Commonwealth belts on the line at 160lbs

The British and Commonwealth Middleweight titles will be on the line as Denzel Bentley and Felix Cash are to collide further down the line in 2021. 

Frank Warren announced the news via twitter confirming that it was Queensberry who managed to secure the winning purse bid for a domestic tussle of the most significant quality and intrigue at 160lbs. 

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It'll be a change of broadcaster for Cash, who has fought his pro career under the Matchroom promotion having turned professional in 2016.

Since then, the Chertsey man impressively claimed the Commonwealth belt in his 11th outing against Rasheed Abolaji, and will be looking to defend it for the third time having seen off Jack Cullen and Jason Welborn with stoppages. 

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Essex-based Bentley will be out to showcase his championship credentials once more in this barnstormer of a unification, securing the famous Lonsdale trinket with a marvellous display in the rematch against Mark Heffron having fought to a draw first time around.

 

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