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Julian Williams says his dream fight is against Jermell Charlo

J-Rock says a fight against Charlo is the best fight to make in the division.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

During Brian Custer’s latest installment of the Last Stand Podcast, former junior middleweight titleholder Julian Williams talks about his split with longtime trainer Stephen ‘Breadman’ Edwards, looking towards a big fight against Jermell Charlo, and why he believes Jaron Ennis is good enough to take out some of the best welterweights out there. Check out some excerpts below.

Williams on the breakup with trainer Stephen Edwards

“The main thing is I think I needed a change, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes relationships get stale, I mean Tom Brady left Belichick and you can see what he did. Sometimes a fresh start is good. To be honest, there’s some issues that me and him got that didn’t necessarily work out, and if we do, we do, if we don’t, we don’t! I’ll be fine.”

Williams on the the 154 pound division

“Jarrett Hurd has the best resume in the division, Jermell Charlo has the biggest punch and he’s got all the belts, but Julian Williams is the best fighter in the 154 pound division.”

Williams on Jermell Charlo

“It’s my dream fight, he’s going to have to fight me if he wants to stay on PPV because that’s the best fight to make in the division. It would create buzz, and I already got some history with his brother.”

Williams says Philly native Boots Ennis would beat Thurman, Crawford or Spence

“I agree with him, sometimes I think experience is overrated. Nobody is going to test him at the level he’s at. Really he’s a 54, in a 47 body, and he’s got the power of a 60 pounder and the speed of a 47. He’s got to fight the top level guy to get better, but it depends on who’s willing to step in there and fight him. He’s definitely going to be a champ, it’s not a matter if, it’s just a matter of when.”

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