29.06.04 – Promoter Chris Webb/Straight Out Promotions will present “Return For Revenge,” a sensational fight card on Friday, July 30, 2004, headlined by former undisputed heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson, 50-4, with 44 knockouts, of Catskill, New York, in a 10-round fight against former British Commonwealth heavyweight champion Danny Williams, 31-3, with 26 knockouts, of London, England.
This event will be held in the Freedom Hall Arena at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, located at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, at the intersection of I-264 and I-265, across from the Louisville International Airport. The main event will be televised on Showtime Pay Per View, with co-featured fights that are still to be announced.
Called “The most devastating and controversial fighter of his generation” by the New York Times, Mike was the dominant heavyweight world champion from the mid-1980’s to the early ’90’s, following Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, and preceding Lennox Lewis.
Mike is one of the very few boxers in recent decades to literally become a “household name,” and is still boxing’s biggest draw at the gate. His life, in and out of the ring, has been exciting, controversial, and outrageous at times, and with his 38th birthday coming on June 30, he is still a legitimate contender for the heavyweight world title.
Danny Williams, who will turn 31 years old on July 13, is an eight-year pro, and is relaxed and confident entering this fight. He said, “There’s no pressure on me. Victory will change my life.” At 6’3″ inches tall, he is big and strong and has tremendous punching power. Danny won the British Commonwealth heavyweight title in December, 1999, and made six successful title defenses before losing the title by decision in January.
Laila Ali, daughter of legendary Louisville native Muhammad Ali, will also fight on the card, and an exciting lineup of supporting bouts will complete the night’s action. All bouts are subject to change without notice.