7 months ago

‘Between Rounds’ – 60 seconds of quick-fire questions with super welterweight champion Troy Williamson 

Troy Williamson is rapidly becoming the must-see attraction in British boxing after winning back-to-back Fight of the Year contenders. 

The super welterweight champion ripped the British title from Ted Cheeseman in late 2021 before climbing off the canvas to defend his crown against Mason Cartwright at Probellum Throwdown in March. 

Williamson is well ranked with a number of the world sanctioning bodies and will be keeping a close eye on the 154lbs undisputed clash between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano in the United States on Saturday night. 

“I hope Jermell Charlo wins,” said Williamson. 

“I fancy him to get the job done and he’s said he intends to move up in weight after this so if he does, then it potentially creates opportunities for me to fight in eliminators in the near future, if the belts become vacant.” 

But before Williamson turns his attention to the weekend’s blockbuster, he took time out to speak to Probellum.com and answer some quick-fire questions. 

Favourite Fighter: Mike Tyson. My favourite fights of Tyson’s are the Marvis Frazier one and Bruno II. 

Favourite Fight: Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito, the rematch where he gets revenge.  I’m a big fan of Cotto. 

Favourite other sport: I don’t mind football, I’m not as big a fan as I used to be.  I like watching horse racing. 

Favourite meal: Fish and Chips.  There are a few good chippies where I live, and I run past one every day. 

Last place you went on holiday: Fuerteventura.  I went there after my last fight.  I was a nice chilled one. 

Best film you’ve seen: Legends of the Falls.  Forest Gump is a classic too.  Friday with Chris Tucker is also a favourite.  In between training sessions, I usually go home and watch films. 

Netflix recommendation: I have just started the final season of Ozark 

Most famous follower on social media: Anthony Joshua or Bugzy Malone.  I’ve got people from all genres, boxers, singers, rappers.  The guy from Diversity, Jordan Banjo, follows me too. 

If you weren’t a boxer, your job would be:  I used to play football and wasn’t bad but chose boxing.   

If you could listen to one song for the rest of your life: ‘From This Moment On’ by Shania Twain.  I’m a big country music fan and have seen her in concert.  I also like Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. 

You can follow Williamson on Twitter and on Instagram