Williams Interested In Tyson Rematch
It appears that everyone wants a taste of Mike Tyson. Following “Iron” Mike’s announcement that he will be returning to the ring for a few exhibition bouts for charity, promoters from all over have contacted him. One entity is from Australia and has offered $1 million fights against rugby and Australian footballers.
How about someone from his past? According to World Boxing News, Danny Williams has been in contact with Tyson’s team about a potential rematch.
“I’m very interested in facing Mike Tyson again,” Williams stated to WBN. “I can confirm that a few of my agents have put my name up to fight ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson. We are still awaiting an answer but it’s definitely a fight I want.”
Williams (54-28, 1NC) was one of Tyson’s (50-6, 2NC) last opponents before the latter retired. In 2004 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, Tyson started the fight off hot but cooled down as the third round ended. He was later knocked out by Williams, and it was revealed he suffered from a torn ligament following the first round. Tyson, a multi-time heavyweight champion, faced Kevin McBride after that, retiring after another loss.
As a result of the win over Tyson, Williams faced Vitali Klitschko for the WBC Heavyweight Title but lost. He has fought 47 times since then, going 22-24 with one no-contest. Williams’ last bout was a TKO-win over Mehmed Crnalic back in November. He has not been scheduled to face an opponent since then.
Williams continues to box to pay for his daughter’s private education, according to The Sun. Tyson’s team has yet to respond to the news.