Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Williams vs Achour?
Liam Williams beat Karim Achour by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 13th July 2019 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Daniel Dubois beating Nathan Gorman for the BBBOC British Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Joe Joyce beat Bryant Jennings, Archie Sharp defeated Jordan McCorry and Sunny Edwards was victorious over Hiram Gallardo.
Williams vs Achour stats
Back in July 2019, Liam Williams stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Karim Achour made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 5 loses and 3 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Williams had a massive power advantage over Achour, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Achour's 15%.
Liam Williams was the younger man by 6 years, at 27 years old.
Both Liam Williams & Karim Achour fought out of an orthodox stance.
Williams was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 11 months later than Achour, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 125 less professional rounds, 149 to Achour's 274.
Liam Williams went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBC and 8 by the WBO at middleweight.
Williams vs Achour form
Liam Williams had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Joe Mullender on 8th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Mark Heffron on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Liam Smith on 11th November 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.
Before that, he had lost to Liam Smith on 8th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had beat Gabor Gorbics on 26th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.
Williams' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Williams vs Achour start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM BST at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Williams vs Achour?
Williams vs Achour was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
What were the odds on Williams vs Achour?
Liam Williams was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Karim Achour made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.