LIAM WILLIAMS continued his terrifying assault on the middleweight division with a devastating two-round demolition of Joe Mullender.
The former British super-welterweight king stepped up last year to take the 12st crown and he wants a crack at Chris Eubank Jr if he returns to his natural weight class.
Richard Pelham Liam Williams destroyed Joe Mullender with a devastating knockout at the Albert Hall
Richard Pelham Referee Bob Williams waves off the fight with Mullender out cold on the canvas
Williams – aka The Machine – has looked a device of utter destruction at the weight and left Mullender in a heap.
The 26-year-old Dominic Ingle trained powerhouse made mincemeat of the over-matched Brentwood man from the very first bell.
Mullender walked forward bravely but ducked into too many uppercuts early on, just like Williams said he would in the pre-fight build-up.
A right hook to the ribs from the Welshman was thudding but Mullender was tough and not interested in lying down.
Richard Pelham Liam Williams sent out a terrifying message to the rest of the world middleweight division
Richard Pelham Williams sent Mullender packing with a huge straight right
Then a double-jab and right hand was perfect from the champion, but the Englishman encouraged him to hit him more often.
A long glaring stare came after the bell, Williams had enjoyed three minutes of total domination but Mullender, 32, had proven his willpower.
The challenger started the second round leading illegally with his head but, without the need for refereeing intervention, Williams just kept battering his shaven vulnerable skull.
A savage selection of shots dropped the brave Essex lad in and his health was clearly in danger.
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But referee Bob Williams let the action carry on and the second onslaught left Mullender in a worryingly state on the canvas.
It was a devastating single blow that poleaxed the Essex man flat on his back looking in distress.
The medical services leaped in to the ring and for a moment there was concern for the challengers health.
But he was helped to his feet and eventually a stol to recover.
Could Williams trouble Chris Jr in a domestic war? Eu-can-bank on it.