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Newz Forum: BOXING: Williams tipped to dominate

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posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 09:01 PM
Danny Williams' trainer Jim McDonnell believes his fighter is set "to rule the heavyweight division" following his fourth-round knockout of Mike Tyson.

McDonnell said Williams now has the self belief to match his talent.

He said: "There are not many good champions out there now and in beating Tyson, Danny has gone to another level.

"With his mental status sorted out he will be unbeatable. He is 31 years old, so he is still young in heavyweight terms. Danny can rule for years."

The defeat of Tyson has certainly lifted Williams into the spotlight, and suddenly Olympic champion Audley Harrison wants to fight him.

Harrison had previously been accused by Williams, and some critics, of trying to duck out of a potential bout.

But it now seems Harrison may have lost his chance.

McDonnell said: "Fighting Audley now would be like coming out of the Premiership and going into the Second Division.

"Danny has got to look to the top, to the Vitali Klitschkos and Chris Byrds of this world. He is a major player now.

"Financially and physically Audley is no longer a challenge. He always accused Danny of using his name for publicity. That is exactly what Audley is doing now."

Story from BBC SPORT:

Published: 2004/08/02 14:56:50 GMT


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