Williams vs Skelton: Dynamite Dan Plans War

14.06.05 - Former British Heavyweight Champion Danny Williams is planning to go to war with current champion Matt Skelton when they collide on Saturday 16 July at the Bolton Arena. The explosive clash is a real Battle of Britain between the two best domestic heavyweights in the country with everything on the line for both men. Brixton puncher Williams is recognised as the more technically accomplished fighter but has elected a fight strategy to match that of the undefeated Bedford brawler..

Dynamite Dan, who has 26 knockouts in 36 fights, stormed, "This is going to be a war," "The fight will not go the distance and it will be trench warfare right from the very first bell," He continued, "Everyone knows that Skelton is just a big rough brawler with no skill but he has a big heart.

I'm a better and more skilful fighter than Skelton with even more heart and could beat him with my hands down but I am going to prove a point that he cannot rough me about and will fight him at his own game and knock him out,"

"In fact, I'm stronger than Skelton and he will really feel the force when I land with my big right hands and then he will be in trouble,"

"I have been working with my trainer Jimmy McDonnell on plenty of strength building exercises. I've been sparring with guys who are more heavier than Skelton and I've been out-working and hurting them. Jimmy's also had me pushing cars up hills and running with tyres attached to my back,"

Williams is even planning a fight similar to the legendary three-round war between Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns in 1985.

"I want this to be like Hagler-Hearns - a fight that people will remember me by. People remember my fight against Mark Potter when I fought with a dislocated arm and my scrap with Mike Tyson but I think a war against Skelton will be the one that tops them both."

On the undercard, boxing super-kid Amir Khan makes his long awaited professional debut in a four-round contest at lightweight.

Khan captured the nations hearts when he battled to capture silver at the Olympics last year and they saw him gain revenge over Mario Kindelan, his Athens conqueror, in May this year.

Now he embarks on a glittering pro career that he hopes will take him to world title glory.

A quality packed undercard features Chorley star Michael Jennings challenge Birmingham's Jimmy Vincent for the Vacant British Welterweight Championship. Sheffield's former record breaking British Light-Middleweight champion Ryan Rhodes, Margate's former WBU Light-Middleweight Champion Takaloo and Welsh star Tony Docherty complete the card.

Tickets for 'Who's the Daddy?", priced at 35, 50, 75, 125, are available from Ticket Master on 0870 602 1122 or online at or

Article posted on 14.06.2005

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