SINCE changing coaches, Phil Williams feels inspired and driven to right the wrongs against Hungarian opponent Ferenc Zsalek on the undercard of this weekend’s Fight Town I show.

The fighters met at Swindon’s MECA in December of last year, but were denied bragging rights as officials called the four-round fight a draw.

Since then, Williams – who is based in Bristol – has gone under the wing of Ferndale Road-based trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick and used championship level cruiserweight Luke ‘Duke’ Watkins as his sparring partner.

The changes have served the 33-year-old well, but Fight Town promoter Mark Neilson insists Zsalek won’t go down easily – despite being knocked out 28 times in his 21-73-7 career.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s show at the Oasis Leisure Centre, Neilson said: “Zsalek is a tough and durable opponent. He comes over to the UK often and fights plenty of prospects.

“He never gets stopped, and is a horrible fighter to go toe-to-toe against because he keeps coming forward.

“Last time, Phil got a draw against him. That was a contentious decision over four rounds, the fight was too close to being decisive.

“Was a draw right?

“Phil thought he won it easy, some of the crowd thought it was the right call.

“Since then, Phil has been training with Paddy Fitzpatrick and has lost a stone. He’s been training differently, he has got a lot more technical.

“He’s now sparring with Luke Watkins and is already noticing the improvements of his performances in sparring with Luke.

“He believes supporters will see a different Phil Williams this time around.”

Williams’ record of 1-12-1 meanwhile will want to be corrected, with Neilson explaining the heavyweight has fought plenty of young prospects in the past.

Building a platform for a successful remainder of his career on the road is no doubt part of Williams’ plan.

Neilson added: “Phil fights on the road a fair bit and has been on the wrong side of decisions, unfairly at times.

“He will fight anyone, but Phil insists he’s fitter, stronger and lighter this time around.

“He feels he is a much better fighter because of his sparring work with Paddy.

“He doesn’t just want to right the wrongs from his draw last time, but he also wants to see decisions go his way when he hopefully gets back on the road after a positive result this weekend.”