This brawl was originally on the books for December, but Sheeraz pulled out with an ear injury that sounded more like a punk band than a medical diagnosis – a perforated eardrum. But hey, a little R&R, and it’s back to business. Sheeraz, who hasn’t tasted defeat yet, is getting his sweat on in LA, training with Ricky Funez and getting ready for what everyone’s calling the fight of his life. Williams, the seasoned scrapper with a resume as long as your arm, isn’t just sitting around either. He sent Florin Cardos packing in under a minute last November, proving he’s not ready to hang up his gloves just yet.
With the fight date now set in stone, these two are skipping the holiday cheer to stay sharp. Sheeraz, at 24, is all in, betting that this fight is his golden ticket to the middleweight big time. Williams is just as pumped for another shot at the spotlight, even if it means laying off the festive treats, a tough ask with two little ones at home.
As for the appetizer to this main event, Sam Noakes is gearing up to go toe-to-toe with Lewis Sylvester, adding some extra spice to the February 10 lineup at the Copper Box. Noakes, with a record as clean as a whistle and a knack for KOs, is putting his hardware on the line against Sylvester, another undefeated fighter looking to make noise.
But wait, there’s a whole roster of fighters ready to rumble, including Anthony Yarde eyeing a comeback in the light heavyweight division and Masood Abdulah defending his Commonwealth Silver featherweight title. And for those who appreciate the finer things, there’s a fresh batch of talent ready to make their mark, all under the watchful eye of promoter Frank Warren who’s promising an unforgettable night.