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Tyson-Conqueror Danny Williams To Challenge For UBO Title

 
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April 14, 2011 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

 
 
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Former British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion Danny Williams (43-9, 33 KOs) will continue his crazy up-and-down career when he travels to Gyor, Hungary to challenge Universal Boxing Organization™ European Champion Zoltan Petranyi (46-20, 13 KOs) on June 4 at the Gyor Plaza. 

 
 
The fight will headline a massive bill with three additional title fights promoted by Profibox Promotions, and is a rematch of a 2005 bout in England where Williams won a non-title fight when Petranyi came in as a late substitute.
 

 

 

Williams, best known for beating the legendary Mike Tyson in 2004, has been written off many times before in his career, latest after losing his British title to Dereck Chisora last year, but also has an amazing history of bouncing back to prove he still has something to offer.

As far back as 2003 critics called him a shot fighter after a loss to Sinan Samil Sam in Germany, but less than eighteen months later he stopped Tyson in four rounds. In 2005 he beat Audley Harrison and Matt Skelton, but when he lost rematches to both in 2006 there were again cries for his retirement.

But Williams proved people wrong in 2007 when he took the British title from Scott Gammer, and followed up with victories over Konstantin Airich and John McDermott in 2008. An unexpected loss to future European champion Albert Sosnowski then seemed to signal the end, but six months later he successfully defended the British title in a rematch with McDermott.

After the loss to Chisora, even Williams himself said it was over, but after a ten month break he returned last month in a low-key fight in Germany and stopped journeyman Frank Kary Roth in two rounds. Just last week he fought again, and looked terrific and in excellent shape when he stopped former UBO International champion Laszlo Toth (9-2) in the first round.

“I’ve been fighting since the age of eight, and I love the sport too much to walk away”, Williams told the Times before the Toth fight. “All I want to do is box. I have no desire to become a trainer or a promoter. I’m a realist, not a fool. I know what skills I’ve got left and what level I can still box at.”

 
 

Already financially secure, is “The Brixton Bomber” on his way to proving his critics wrong again? Time will tell, but word is that with a new team around him, and new-found desire in his heart, Danny Williams is once again ready to deliver the spectacular and courageous performances he did in the past.

“All through my career I was hampered because I put too much pressure on myself. Now that pressure has lifted and I know where I am in the sport, I’m enjoying it so much more.”     

Reigning UBO European Heavyweight Champion Zoltan Petranyi is looking forward to gaining revenge, and believes things will be different than six years ago, saying:

“In 2005 I took the fight on a few days notice, and was not properly trained for a good fighter like Williams. Now I will be prepared, and I look forward to defending my title.”

Petranyi has won ten straight fights, and captured the UBO title in his last outing by stopping countryman Laszlo Toth, the same guy Williams last fought, in five rounds in January.

 

 

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