Liam Williams vs. Gary Corcoran Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/16/16
Corcoran vs. Williams
Boxing: Saturday, July 16, 2016 (Ice Arena Wales)
The Line Corcoran +250 / Williams -325 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Liam Williams and Gary Corcoran fight Saturday at the Ice Arena Wales for the Commonwealth (British Empire) super welterweight title.
Liam Williams enters this fight with a 14-0-1 record that includes nine knockouts. This will be Williams’ third fight since 2015, and he’s coming off a June win over Gustavo Alberto Sanchez. Williams continues to work his way up the rankings at just 24 years old and is coming off a couple of impressive wins as his resume improves. Williams is a lengthy boxer at 5’10” and lands very accurate and powerful strikes. Williams has won his last four fights by knockout and has a strong right uppercut that he blends in well in his combinations. Williams appears to be a rising star in the UK. Williams has fought much of his career in the United Kingdom, his birthplace.
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Gary Corcoran enters this fight with a 15-0 record that includes six knockouts. This will be Corcoran’s sixth fight since 2015, and he’s coming off a March win over Danny Butler. Corcoran is a 25-year-old from Wembley who has earned this fight with wins over Butler and Rick Skelton. Corcoran has a swarming style where he likes to put pressure on his opponent and moves forward at all times. Corcoran also has a strong right hand and has won two of his last six fights by knockout. Corcoran has to be aggressive in this bout to have a shot of pulling off the upset. Corcoran has fought his whole career in the United Kingdom, his birthplace.
This should be an interesting fight between two guys who are climbing up the totem pole rather quickly. However, you have to give Williams the edge due his boxing style being more polished and the fact he has the better resume up to this point. Williams also has the power advantage by a wide margin.
Look for Williams to remain the undefeated boxer when this bout is finished.