Former British, Commonwealth and European light-middleweight king Liam Williams is relishing the chance to shine in front of his home fans in Cardiff on September 7.
The 26-year-old (17-2-1-KO12) tops the bill as MTK Global puts on its first ever show in Wales and is determined to kick off a new era for Welsh boxing with a bang.
Williams said: “It’s great news. It’s so exciting for me and I’ve been itching to announce this fight for some time.
“I’ve been telling people news was coming soon for a while now and I’m just so happy to be back home. It gives my fans who sometimes can’t be there the chance to come and watch me fight.
“It’s an exciting time for me personally with my new team. I’ve now signed with MTK Global and have a new trainer in Dominic Ingle so you’ll be seeing some improvements on the night.
“Welsh boxing is about to take off. You’ve got Sean McGoldrick coming through and there are so many good young Welsh fighters. They’re already at a good level but if MTK Global brings more shows to Wales, the progress will gather pace.
“I’m hopeful of fighting JJ Metcalf after this one. It’s one I want this year. Ideally, I’d fight for a world title straight away but I know that’s not the way things happen.
“The plan is hopefully it’s a good win on September 7 and then I’m certain I’ll beat JJ Metcalf when I get the chance. Then in 2019, who knows, you could see me fight for a world title…”