Liam Williams to defend titles against Nav Mansouri in Liverpool

Liam Williams (right) punches Yuri Pompilio
Liam Williams (right) punches Yuri Pompilio during their light-middleweight fight in Germany in 2014

Wales' British and Commonwealth super-welterweight champion Liam Williams will defend his titles against Nav Mansouri in Liverpool on 13 February.

The Clydach Vale fighter won the Commonwealth crown against Michael Lomax in 2014 and added the British title by stopping Kris Carslaw last month.

Mansouri, from Rotherham, is the English light-middleweight champion.

"He's got a poor defence and he's not very fast," said Williams.

"That's something that I'll be looking to expose.

"As soon as I start landing punches on him he's going to go, I'm confident I'll be able to catch him with a few combinations."

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Williams, who trains under ex-world title challenger Gary Lockett, is targeting a successful 2016 in a thriving division.

That would help make up for an injury-hit 2015 when Williams, 23, required hand surgery.

"The division is buzzing at the moment and there are a lot of great fights to be made," he explained.

"You've got the likes of Liam Smith, Gary Corcoran and obviously myself.

"Our division is one of the most exciting in boxing at the moment and 2016 is going to be a cracking year for fight fans for sure."

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