Danny Williams – who knocked out Mike Tyson in shock win – to fight at O2 against heavyweight 17 YEARS younger than him | The Sun

DANNY WILLIAMS – the man who famously knocked out Mike Tyson – is returning to the ring to fight a man 17 YEARS his junior at The O2.

The 49-year-old debuted way back in 1995 and remained unbeaten until he suffered a points defeat to Julian Francis in his 16th bout.


He held both the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles but was KO'd by Vitali Klitschko in 2004 when he got his shot at the WBC belt.

The Brixton-born star also made headlines for fighting with just one arm after dislocating his shoulder against Mark Potter in 2000 but still managing to win via KO.

Williams announced in 2020 he had retired after losing to Sergey Kharitonov, with his opponent spotted pleading for the referee to stop the bout.

But he hit the headlines again last March when footage of him losing to Djuar El Scheich surfaced as stars begged him to retire for his own safety.

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But that was followed by a fourth-straight defeat, which came via knockout, Nelson Hysa in November.

However, the man who KOed Iron Mike back in 2004 is pulling on the gloves again to fight Jon Dp Shaw, 32, at the O2 in Penninsual Square, London on Friday 24 March.

Shaw, the owner and head of boxing at DP Boxing in Worcester, is the sparring partner for current British heavyweight champ Fabio Wardley, will battle the veteran in a five-round encounter.

He told Worcester News:”I'm very confident. He's a big name and he says he wants to win.

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“I don't get nervous. It's a big occasion but the bigger the occasion the better I will be. It excites me.

“As always – I ain’t here to take part… I’m here to TakeOver.

“Danny has fought some of the greats and not only that – he has beaten them! 

"I will fight any man put in front of me by the promoters. Regardless – I’ll come, fight and win.”

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