The knockout king of Australian boxing, Liam Wilson, is back and coming with bad intentions.
No Limit Boxing has announced the man who delivered the ‘left hook from hell’ in one of the most stunning performances in Australian boxing history, will headline his very first No Limit on Fox fight night at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday June 29.
Wilson (10-1), the current WBO Asia Pacific super featherweight champion, faces his toughest test against experienced Argentine Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda, who’s record stands at an imposing 37 wins, 32 knock outs for just one loss.
His only defeat was in 2016 for the WBO Featherweight title against Oscar Valdez.
Liam Wilson said: “I know he’s going to be very good and has a knockout record that others in the world have run from, but there are no easy fights at the top.”
“I am on the path to become world champion. He’s in my way, threatening to take it all away… I can tell you now, it won’t happen, it’s as simple as that.
“It’s not really about him either. He could have cement for hands for all I care, it won’t make a bit of difference on the night and I’m excited to show him what I have.
“It’s an honour to headlining my first fight on Fox Sports in my hometown. I feel it’s been a long time coming having fought on some of the best cards in Australia in recent years but to now headline my very own show in front of my family and friends, it will be special.
“I’ve been in the shadows for too long. It’s my time to be the man.”
No Limit CEO George Rose said: “Liam is the most dangerous man in Australian boxing but on June 29 he’s going to prove he’s also one of the most dangerous fighters in the entire world.”
“Rueda’s knockout record is astonishing, and quite scary as a promoter to be frank. There’s not many better in world boxing.
“But to be the best you have to beat the best and a win for Liam in front of his friends and family live on Fox Sports will put inside the top-three in the world and within reach of a showdown with current unified world champion superstar Shakur Stevenson.”
“There’s always a lot at stake when Liam fights. He takes every fight personally but I know he has big, big plans to make a statement to the world in front of his hometown crowd.”
Rising No Limit Boxing star, Olympian and south-west Brisbane local Paulo Aokuso (1-0) will co-headline the event against the experienced and multiple world title challenger Robert Berridge (30-8-1).
Paulo Akuso said: “My plan is to be the fastest Australian world champion of all time. Jeff Fenech got it in seven. I want to get it in six.”
“You can have 50, 60 fights. It doesn’t matter to me. No one is like me. I’m too fast, too pretty and I’m entertaining as well.
“If I’m going to be honest, I don’t rate him (Berridge) at all. I mean he’s fought world champions, he’s had three world title (shots) but he’s lost all of them. I’m pretty sure he hasn;t come cl;ose to winning one round. I’m not a bum, everyone he’s fought in Australia are bums and come the 29th of June i’m going to show everyone in Australia that he’s the bum.
Former Australian, Queensland and Brisbane Broncos legend Justin Hodges will also make his return to the ring and mentioned his desire to take down Paul Gallen or Barry Hall.
Justin Hodges said: “I’m looking for a big name, Barry Hall fought recently and would be a massive opportunity for me and he went the distance with Gal (Paul Gallen), so that would see where I’m at. If I can’t beat him then there’s no chance of me ever fighting Gal.”
“I’m super excited to be doing it here in Queensland, my hometown and alongside fellow Queenslanders in Liam and Paul. Hopefully by the time this fight rolls around Queensland would have locked the State of Origin series up 2-0 as well, so it will be even more of a celebration.”
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Friday 27th of May with fans encouraged to register via nolimitboxing.com.au.