News | Aug 02 2018

For Danny Williams this must be the end

After a grisly outing, not licensed by the British Boxing Board of Control, Danny Williams must retire once and for all, writes Matt Christie
Danny Williams
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DANNY WILLIAMS first told Boxing News he was “shot” in 2008. Two years later, he said he had no chance of beating Dereck Chisora in a British heavyweight title fight before he was knocked out in two rounds. This week, after being stopped by a former lightweight, Williams spoke of fears that boxing could kill him.

The 45-year-old has promised to retire, but he’s promised to retire before. He first retired in 2010, after being blitzed by the up-and-coming Chisora.

It wasn’t that simple, though. His daughters were in a costly private school and he was determined they would stay there. When you’re a retired boxer who once beat Mike Tyson, as Williams famously did in 2004, money isn’t hard to come by. All you have to do is come back and fight.