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Newz Forum: BOXING: Fit Tyson shows intent

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posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 02:29 PM
Mike Tyson delivered a statement of intent at the weigh-in ahead of Friday's clash with Danny Williams at the Freedom Hall in Louisville.

Tyson looked fit and focused as he tipped the scales at 16st 9lbs for his first fight since the 49-second knock-out of Clifford Etienne last year.

That means the Brixton-based Williams will outweigh the Tyson by two stones, after weighing in at 18st 13lbs.

"I have been a fool not to fight for so long," Tyson said.

Tyson added: "I have been a fool for 16 months and I have not done a thing which has benefited me.

"I have just realised that I missed all this tremendously.

"I really enjoy the sound of the crowds, the sounds of the gloves hitting the head and my opponent falling to the mat.

"I am concentrating on Williams now. He is a good and improved fighter - but so am I."

Williams was spared the traditional head-to-head posing on the scales as both men made their mark with minimum fuss.

Williams said: "This is a new experience for me and it has got me pumped up.

"I am happy about it and I am ready. There is no pressure on me and I am going to raise my game. When I fought 'C' class opponents they raised their game against me.

"I know a lot of people think I am going to get knocked out but I am going to prove them wrong.

"Tyson has been out of the ring for a long time. I want what he has got - big houses and big cars. This is a job and my job is to go in there and outbox him."

Story from BBC SPORT:

Published: 2004/07/30 07:51:54 GMT


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