Smith vs. Williams Confirmed

By Caryn A. Tate on October 23, 2017
Smith vs. Williams Confirmed
Former titleholder Ishe Smith will face top contender Julian "J-Rock" Williams in Las Vegas.

“I’ve reached the point where I’ve seen it all. This fight will get me where I need to be, closer to a title shot…”

On Saturday, November 18, former titleholder Ishe Smith (29-8, 12 KOs) will face top contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams (23-1-1, 15 KOs) at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The bout will be a ten-round super welterweight affair that will headline the television broadcast on Bounce.

In the co-main event, Lionell Thompson will square off against Earl Newman in a ten-round light heavyweight fight. Kicking off the televised coverage at 9pm ET/6pm PT will be Tugstsogt Nyambayar and Xavier Martinez in a ten-round featherweight bout.

“I took this fight just like I’ve taken every tough fight over the years,” said Smith. “I constantly challenge myself to the best and I believe Julian Williams is one of the best in the division. If you look at my resume, all I’ve done is fight the best guys, in their prime, so this is nothing new to me. I’ve reached the point where I’ve seen it all. This fight will get me exactly where I need to be, closer to a world title shot.”

“We’ve been working hard for months and I’m ready to get back in the ring,” said Williams. “I could fight tomorrow. I know this is an important fight for my career. Ishe is a veteran and he is going to bring his ‘A’ game to try to prove he’s still got it. I’m not going to give him that opportunity. I will be victorious and show that I’m ready to fight the best in the world.”

Tickets for the live card are on sale now, with prices starting at $29, at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.

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