The hotly anticipated World Boxing Super Series is approaching fast and one boxer who is excited to witness the tournament is Darryl Williams.
The English super-middleweight champion admitted he is intrigued to see who will come out of the series with the bragging rights as well as the inaugural Muhammed Ali trophy, WBC ‘Diamond’, IBO and WBA ‘Super’ titles.
Giving his thoughts on the WBSS, Williams ruled out competition wins for both current 168 pound champions George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr.
“I think it’s an amazing tournament, the top ten are right in the mix and we’re going to see who is the best, no one can duck each other and get away from each other. It’s all in and I think it will be entertaining for boxing fans and I’m raring to go to watch,” Williams exclusively told World Boxing News.
However, the Ricky Hatton trained fighter is expecting a major upset in the quarter finals when Groves battles Jamie Cox.
“Groves is better technically than Cox but I don’t think he can take too much on the chin, when he’s been hit properly; he’s gone down or has been in a bad way.
“I know these people are tough and hard hitters but for me, all the tough people he has fought he has been hurt so I don’t think he can take the punishment from Cox or Smith,” he said.
Asked to predict the winner in the upcoming nine-month extravaganza, Williams added: “I’d probably say Callum Smith. Chris Eubank Jr hasn’t got a chance in hell, it’s out of Cox or Smith.
“It’s such a good match-up of fighters.”
Williams is currently in training camp preparing for his next opponent who is to be announced after defeating Jahmaine Smyle in their rematch last month.
Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95