Austin Williams challenges Erickson Lubin: "I know he's with Al Haymon, I don't care, let's go"

Austin Williams challenges Erickson Lubin: “I know he’s with Al Haymon, I don’t care, let’s go”

Middleweight prospect Austin “Ammo” Williams picked up a solid win on the Canelo vs GGG 3 undercard, overcoming some tough points in a decision win over Kieron Conway to open the pay-per-view broadcast.

Williams, 26 (12-0, 9 KOs), paid tribute to his opponent and said it was the type of fight he needed to show the different sides of his game to his promoters, Matchroom Boxing.

“Massive respect for Kieron, massive, massive respect,” Williams said after the fight. “That’s the type of fights I have to fight – not past his prime, ready to go, young kid, never felt like I lost. I felt that energy.

“I should have pressed the gas a bit more when I dropped him in ninth, but I also had to be smart. He wasn’t fully out and he could still throw hard punches. I had to be responsible and go for the win.

Williams was asked if he would like to return to the UK and fight Anthony Fowler or perhaps Felix Cash, but turned his attention to fellow American, PBC’s Erickson Lubin.

“I want to fight Erickson Lubin, and he knows exactly why I want to fight him,” Williams said. “We had a training session and I did my thing there, and after that he had some things to say about my mental health. I want to fight Erickson Lubin. Let’s set it up.

He also acknowledged potential “boxing politics” issues, but said he wasn’t worried about them.

“I know he’s with Al Haymon, I don’t care. Have Eddie Hearn call Al Haymon and set him up. This is the fight I want! … (Lubin) is the fight that I really want. Let’s finish this fight. This is a fight I really want in real life.

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