News December 2011

Danny Williams "My punch resistance has totally gone"


By @livefight

Popular heavyweight London Danny Williams has retired for good following a stoppage loss in just two rounds in Spain against unbeaten Leif Larsen (14-0, 12ko).

Williams weighed a whale-like 285 pounds for the contest, which he fought under a Latvian boxing license.

This is the second time Williams has uttered the words "retirement", we first heard him announce it after his one-sided beating at the hands of Derek Chisora last summer. But this time it seems it will be for good.

"I did it then (after Larsen defeat) because my dad is the reason I'm boxing," said Williams.

"I knew I would retire after the Larsen fight but made it official on December 6. I've said before that I wasn't fighting because I thought I could still win any titles - just the fact I enjoy fighting and since the age of eight it has been a part of me. I don't know anything else.

"But my punch resistance has totally gone now so it means I can't have a good fight and enjoy myself because when I get caught with a half decent shot I just go on the floor - before the punches used to chip away at me like felling a tree." concluded the Brixton fighter.

Williams leaves with a record of 44-11 (33ko) with his stand out moment coming against a faded Mike Tyson back in 2004. The win enabled him a shot at Vitali Klitschko, but was bravely shot down in 8 one-sided rounds.

Williams stops Tyson in Kentucky:


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