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Danny Williams Close To Retirement, Says He Has Had Too Many Wars

by James Slater - If Danny Williams is as intelligent a guy as he seems to be, he will not fight again. Looking pretty awful last Friday night, when he was decked, hurt badly and ultimately defeated by Carl Baker in his first outing in the "PrizeFighter" tournament, the 36-year-old was embarrassed. Losing for the eighth time as a pro, Williams appeared shot. All those people who admire Danny and care about his future health (and he does have many loyal and respectful supporters) will be heartened to know that the big man has seemingly seen sense and is indeed close to announcing his retirement from boxing..

According to a new article in The South London Press, Williams looks set to announce his retirement.

"That guy [Baker] wouldn't have lasted a round with me a few years ago," Williams said. "I just think I've got old overnight. I've had historic fights with Vitali Klitschko, Mike Tyson and Matt Skelton - so many hard fights. I've had too many wars and it was only a matter of time before they caught up with me. I think that moment was October 2nd."

Danny, one of the bravest fighters in his weight class when sufficiently motivated, is right to feel proud of his battles with Klitschko, Tyson and Skelton. How he kept getting up from the sledgehammers "Dr Iron Fist" cracked him with I'll never know. The same goes for the way Williams ate Tyson's bombs before coming on to actually win that fight. It's a definite fact that the Brixton man has earned at least a small place in boxing history, and retirement, if he does choose it, has been more than earned.

Danny hasn't quite made up his mind, but it seems he will realise that fighting on would be futile.

"I'm going to consider my options," William said to The South London Press.

I think fight fans everywhere will agree he has no option but to hang 'em up.

If he does decide to fight no more, Williams will go out with a more than respectable 41-8(31) record. A former British and Commonwealth champion, Danny also goes into the record books as a world title challenger. Wins over good men like Mark Potter (in that amazing performance by Danny, when he somehow fought through the pain of a dislocated shoulder to KO Potter!), Kali Meehan, Michael Sprott, Tyson, Audley Harrison, Scott Gammer and John McDermott also look very good on "The Brixton Bomber's" record.

A pro since October of 1995, Danny Williams can now put his feet up!

Article posted on 07.10.2009



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