Hef­fron loses out in shot at Wil­liams

Rossendale Free Press - - Sport -

MARK Hef­fron came up short in his chal­lenge for the Bri­tish mid­dleweight ti­tle after he was beaten by Liam Wil­liams on Satur­day.

Wil­liams stopped Hef­fron in the 10th round of their fight to claim the va­cant belt at the Manch­ester Arena. Wil­liams was fairly dom­i­nant through­out the fight, with Hef­fron un­able to have much suc­cess through­out the con­test.

It looked like it would go the dis­tance, but Wil­liams landed a good shot in round 10 that re­sulted in Hef­fron re­ceiv­ing a count from the ref­eree. Hef­fron was able to con­tinue, but Wil­liams con­tin­ued the on­slaught and forced the ref­eree to step in and end pro­ceed­ings.

It means that Hef­fron suf­fered the first loss of his pro­fes­sional ca­reer, and he praised Wil­liams for com­ing out on top in the fight.

“Well it was wasn’t my night, you win some and you lose some,” said Hef­fron.

“We clashed heads early in the fight and I just wasn’t right after that but no ex­cuses Liam was the bet­ter man so con­grat­u­la­tions to him.”

Hef­fron now has a record of 21 wins and one de­feat after the loss, while Wil­liams has 19 wins, two de­feats and one draw, with both of those losses com­ing against Liam Smith last year.

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