Williams wants Tyson rematch


Published: August 1, 2004

Danny Williams will put his world title dreams on hold to seek a lucrative rematch with Mike Tyson.

Brixton 31-year-old gatecrashed the world heavyweight elite by defeating former world champion Tyson in four rounds in Louisville on Friday

He is desperate to fulfil a
lifelong ambition and claim a version of the crown once held by his
vanquished opponent. But first Williams will pursue the arguably more
lucrative option of persuading Tyson back into the ring.

Williams said: “I think people may doubt my victory so I would like to give Mike another beating.

“I’d like to fight him one more time to show it wasn’t a fluke and I can still perform a lot better than this.

love for the fight to be in London and it would be nice to give the
British fans something by beating him up even worse next time.”

expects to be left 175,000 US dollars light of his purse for Friday’s
fight after a last-minute dispute with the local promoter.

was placated with a paper bag full of 80,000 US dollars in cash
straight from the box office and was urged by his promoter Frank Warren
to forget the shortfall to chase the win which would secure his
financial future.

Warren said: “I said to Danny, you aren’t going to get any more money out of this but this is a fight you can win.

Danny is in the driving seat. It is all about securing the right
financial future for him and his family. There is no rematch clause
with Tyson but we will take it if the money is right.”

Source: ic Liverpool