Pakistan-origin Hamzah Sheeraz dominates in WBC middleweight eliminator

RIYADH: Pakistan-origin British boxer Hamzah Sheeraz showcased his dominance in an exciting World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight title eliminator against Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams, held at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in early hours of Sunday.

The boxer already boasts an unbeatable record of 20 wins and no losses. He squared off against Williams, who entered the ring with a 16-1 record.

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Williams initiated the fight aggressively, landing a powerful strike early in the opening round, momentarily unsettling Sheeraz.

However, the Pakistan-British boxer was quick to recover and striked back repeatedly to assert control over his opponent.

As the fight progressed, Hamzah Sheeraz continued to press forward. He utilised his tall height (6 ft 3 inch) and gained an advantage to keep Williams at bay. Despite Williams’ efforts and occasional successful jabs lamding on Sheeraz, the latter maintained his composure.

Hamzah Sheeraz was able to gradually break down his opponent with relentless assaults. In the tenth round, Sheeraz unleashed a devastating blow to Williams’ head.

The Ammo was sent crashing. Although he managed to beat the count, Williams appeared shaken. By the eleventh round, Sheeraz had completely dominated his opponent with blow after blow.

One final blow sent Williams reeling and even forced the referee to step in.

Sheeraz’s team now holds a 6-0 lead over Matchroom in the “5 versus 5” event thanks to this win. It also positions the boxer closer to a world title opportunity.

He now has a chance at potential matches against top contenders such as Janibek Alimkhanuly, Carlos Adames, and Erislandy Lara.

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The boxer thanked his team for the victory. Hamzah Sheeraz also counted on his ability to execute effective gameplay to win the match.

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