Speaking to GQ, Williams said that he has a “long fucking list of enemies” and admitted that “Liam’s on the list” when asked about their beef, which dates back to the 2000 BRIT Awards. The pair were briefly friends in the 90s following Williams’ spilt from Take That.
At the Brit Awards in 2000, Williams – who was picking up the trophy for Best Video – asked the crowd: “Would anybody like to see me fight Liam? Liam: £100,000 of your money, £100,000 of mine… we’ll get in the ring and have a fight. Now are you gonna do it or pussy out, you fucking wimp?”
The late Royle Family actress Caroline Aherne, who was presenting the award, added: “I vote Liam.”
Speaking about the list of “enemies” that’s he compiled, Williams told GQ: “When you go to a certain place for recovering alcoholics you have to write down a list of resentments – mine was like fucking War And Peace.”
Speaking about a potential fight with Liam, Williams said he’d like to set up a professional one.
“I’d love it. But I’d want it to be a professional fight. I’ve seen how much [YouTubers] KSI and Logan Paul made from theirs and I think we could trounce that. But, yeah, I think last time in the noughties Liam wanted to go down to an abandoned railway track or something. I don’t want to do that.
“It’s got to be fucking whistles and bells if it happens…Yeah, Liam and I would be a wonderful thing.”