Former world title challenger Danny Williams has exclusively told World Boxing News that he has no fights lined up for the next couple of months and plans to finally step away from the ring in the summer.
The 40 year-old, who famously defeated Mike Tyson in 2004, suffered his 21st career loss via a first round stopping against Andrzej Wawrzyk in February and has since been linked to a fight with South African Frans Botha in Dubai.
‘The Brixton Bomber’ has denied accepting the May 1 clash with Botha though when speaking to WBN, and says he only plans to fight one more time after winning just once in almost three years.
“I can say right now that I am not fighting Frans Botha,” Williams clarified to World Boxing News.
“I was offered the fight but I refused it. I am not fighting at all in May so I don’t know where the reports have come from. I am not sure who or where I am supposed to be fighting either.
“I am having a farewell fight in July, which will be in Germany, and that will be the end of that chapter of my boxing life.
“I have no opponent yet for that fight, but it will be someone a ‘very shot’ Danny Williams can beat. I have made no secret of the fact that I have been ‘shot’ since 2008 and want to go out with a win.”
Williams has scored 34 early finishes from his 45 wins in almost 20 years as a professional, with his one-armed win over Mark Potter in 2000 ranking right up there with his triumph over a well past it Tyson.
The Londoner dislocated his right shoulder against Potter in a battle for the vacant British title and produced a stunning left-handed knockout in the sixth round to begin his first of three reigns in possession of the Lonsdale belt.
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