29.09.05 - Photo: TOM CASINO/SHOWTIME: IBF heavyweight champion Chris Byrd works the heavy bag during a workout Wednesday in Reno. Byrd defends his crown against DaVarryl Williamson Saturday on SHOWTIME (9:15 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). In the co-feature on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, James Toney risks his IBA heavyweight belt against Dominick Guinn.
Said Byrd: "I have always been willing to fight anybody, from No, 15 on up, and that is still the case. I just want to fight.
"It is frustrating I have been off for so long because I have wanted to fight. I was willing to go to Germany if that would have been the deal.
"This is going to be a very good fight. DaVarryl has a big punch and I know he will come in determined..
"This will be a great challenge, but I am always willing to accept a challenge.''