Danny Williams (boxer)

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Danny Williams
Daniel Peter Williams

(1973-07-13) 13 July 1973 (age 50)
Brixton, London, England
Other namesBrixton Bomber
Dynamite Dan
Height6 ft 1+12 in (187 cm)
Reach79 in (201 cm)
Boxing record
Total fights89
Wins by KO42
No contests1
Medal record
Men's amateur boxing
Representing  England
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Bursa Heavyweight
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Victoria Super-heavyweight

Daniel Peter Williams (born 13 July 1973) is a British professional boxer. He has challenged once for the WBC and the Ring magazine heavyweight titles in 2004. At regional level, he has held multiple heavyweight championships, including the Commonwealth title twice between 1999 and 2006; the British title twice between 2000 and 2010; and challenged once for the European title in 2003. As an amateur, he won bronze medals at the 1993 European Championships and 1994 Commonwealth Games. Williams is best known for scoring an upset knockout victory against Mike Tyson in 2004.

Early life[edit]

Williams's parents are both originally from Jamaica. Williams grew up in Brixton, South London with his 2 older brothers and 1 younger sister.

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur boxer out of the famous Lynn AC boxing gym in SE London, Williams learned his trade quickly, often sparring with the likes of clubmates Henry Akinwande and Derek Angol. In 1991 Williams won the PLA tournament and won a gold medal in Sardinia multi-nation tournament and a gold medal in the Greek multi-nations tournament. In the Finland multi-nations in 1992 he won a bronze medal.

Williams also won a bronze medal at the European Championships 1993 at heavyweight in the 91 kg/201 lbs limit and bronze at super heavyweight at the 1994 Commonwealth Games.[1] Williams also won a gold medal at the 1994 Liverpool multi-nations tournament. His amateur record was 29–6.


Professional career[edit]

Williams turned pro in 1995 knocking out Vance Ideans in two rounds. He fought routinely on Frank Warren undercards and compiled a 15–0 (12 knockouts) record. He is currently managed by London promoter Michael Helliet and is trained by Jim McDonagh. He took his first big step up in April 1999 to challenge Julius Francis for his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles. A hot favourite, Williams lost in a points decision to the 34-year-old veteran.

Francis would later vacate the Commonwealth title for a big money fight with Mike Tyson. Williams won the title with a closely contested split decision over respected British contender (and former amateur clubmate) Harry Senior.

British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion[edit]

In 2000 Williams put together four knockouts before fighting Mark Potter for the Commonwealth title and the vacant British title. In an extremely dramatic fight, Williams suffered a dislocated right arm, yet very bravely fought on with one arm over two rounds before knocking Potter out with a left uppercut.[2]

After an eight-month layoff for surgery and recovery, Williams returned to knock out a respected opponent – Kali Meehan in 32 seconds,[3] and then avenged his defeat to Francis, stopping the 36-year-old on an eye injury in the 4th round.[4] Afterwards he was signed by Don King and ended 2001 knocking out US journeyman Shaun Robinson in two rounds on an undercard in America.[5] His tenure under King would prove to be uneventful, and he did not renew his contract at the end of 2002, a year that saw Williams retain his British and Commonwealth titles with a knockout of late sub Michael Sprott[6] and a points win over Keith Long. As this was Williams' third defence of the British title, he won the Lonsdale belt outright,[7] before dropping out of a fight in America with hard hitting South African southpaw Corrie Sanders, because it coincided with Ramadan.[citation needed]

European title shot[edit]

In February 2003 Williams travelled to Germany to fight the Turk Sinan Samil Sam for his European heavyweight title. A hot favourite, Williams was surprisingly dropped three times and stopped in six rounds.[8] In the UK, his local rivals Audley Harrison and Herbie Hide derided him in the press.

Williams returned with a fourth round stoppage of Australian Bob Mirovic to retain his Commonwealth title, then knocked out Michael Sprott in five rounds to defend his British & Commonwealth titles.

To begin 2004, Williams re-signed with Frank Warren then lost his British and Commonwealth in a third meeting with Michael Sprott via a disputed close points decision.

Williams vs. Tyson[edit]

After two comeback knockout wins, Williams boxed former world champion Mike Tyson in Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky in July 2004. After staggering Williams numerous times in the first round, Tyson began to tire in the fourth round, when Williams threw a torrent of punches, forcing Tyson to go down. Tyson was counted out sitting with his back to the ropes and made no attempt to get to his feet while looking up at the referee. He had to be helped to his feet because as was later diagnosed he had torn a ligament in his leg.

Williams vs. Klitschko[edit]

In December he finally challenged for a world heavyweight title, but Vitali Klitschko proved too much, as Williams was stopped in the 8th round.[9]

Return to domestic level[edit]

In December Williams regained his old Commonwealth belt by beating undefeated Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison by split decision. Williams retained the Commonwealth title with a controversial points win over undefeated Matt Skelton in March 2006. After beating Adnan Serin by a third round retirement, Williams lost His Commonwealth title by unanimous decision in a rematch with Skelton

In December 2006 when Skelton dropped out of a fight with Audley Harrison, Williams stepped in at a weeks notice. By his own admission he had been training for eight weeks for a fight with British champion Scott Gammer. Williams lost by T.K.O. in the 3rd round, suffering a broken nose.

In March 2007 Williams regained the British title in Wales with a 9th-round knockout of Scott Gammer. Williams came in at the lightest he had been since his pro debut 16 stones 4 pounds {4 stones lighter than his previous fight} after training himself for the fight just with a piece of paper that contained a conditioning programme given to him by Joe Dunbar who had worked with Lennox Lewis.

After he had watched the tape of his fight with Gammer, Williams decided he would continue boxing and took a fight with 26–1 22 KOs Ukrainian prospect Oleg Platov. He came in again at 270 lbs. Both fighters were engaged in wild exchanges from the first bell on. The Ukrainian picked up a badly-bleeding cut above the left eye following an accidental headbutt in the second round and he continued to swing wild punches but not without taking some huge shots from Williams. After 2:15 in the fourth and with the cut getting worse, the referee waved the fight off. According to the rules of the IBF, it was declared a no contest. Sauerland managing director Chris Meyer defended the decision. "The rules are clear", he said. "We had an accidental headbutt and the referee, who consulted the doctor several times, ruled he could not continue to protect his health." Speaking exclusively to SecondsOut after the fight a disappointed Williams said: "He (Platov) was looking for a way out and he got it. He knew the rules and worked them. He was starting to tire and knew it was only a matter of time before I knocked him out. ...I found it slow in the early rounds but I when I got going I started to get on top. He knew I was gonna knock him out and he was looking for a way out. I’m not sure whether or not it was a punch or a head clash that cut him in the second round. It took be a little while to get going but I really enjoyed it, it was a great fight while it lasted. But he was looking for a way out. He kept falling to the floor and it was only a matter of time before I knocked him out."[citation needed]

On 30 May 2008 Williams defeated unbeaten German, Konstantin Airich in a highly controversial fight. Williams had a total of 3 points deducted in rounds 2 and 5[10] creating a feeling afterwards that the referee was blatantly on the side of the German. In addition he was given 2 standing 8 counts by the referee in round 3 despite not actually being knocked down or touching the canvas, and was also counted after slipping in round 4.[11] After managing to fight back and score a knockdown himself in round 5, in the 6th round Williams unleashed a series of extremely punishing blows on his opponent sending him reeling across the ring. At this point Airich's promoter Ahmet Oner controversially ran over and rang the timekeeper's bell himself to end the round and save his fighter, even though there was still 1:28 left to go in the round.[12] Despite this confusion the fight continued after the shortened 6th round and after seeing his man absorb more heavy punishment in the next round Oner eventually threw in the towel handing Williams a 7th-round TKO victory.

In the aftermath of the fight Williams was extremely critical of the performance of both the referee and fight promoters, and has called for the British Boxing Board of Control to conduct an immediate investigation into the fight.[13][14]

Williams faced John McDermott at Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham on 18 July 2008. Despite being deducted three points in rounds eleven and twelve, he defeated McDermott in a majority points decision.

Williams vs. Sosnowski[edit]

He was due to face John McDermott in a rematch at York Hall on 8 November 2008, but McDermott withdrew due to a rib injury. Williams also faced a bout with Francois Botha on 30 November 2008 in Egypt.[15] Polish fighter Albert Sosnowski was called in as a late replacement for McDermott.[citation needed]

Williams suffered a shock defeat by 8th-round TKO and as a result the Botha fight was called off. The McDermott rematch was finally arranged for 2 May 2009 in a defence of the British Heavyweight Championship belt that Williams held. Williams won the match in a points victory over McDermott.[citation needed]


Williams took part in the Prizefighter tournament on 2 October 2009. In the run up to the tournament Williams said he would knock out Audley Harrison and show himself as the best British heavyweight. In his first bout on the night, Carl Baker from Sheffield beat Williams on points after knocking him down twice in the opening round.[citation needed]

Williams vs. Chisora[edit]

Williams defended his British title for a third and final time against Derek Chisora on 15 May 2010. Williams lost by KO in round two. Before the fight he promised this would be his last fight, win or lose, but he has yet to announce his retirement. The fight was originally due to take place against Sam Sexton in February but was put back to May after Sexton injured his hand. Sexton withdrew from the fight again after his mother suffered a brain aneurysm and Chisora stepped in as a replacement.[16]


Williams returned to boxing after nearly a year of inactivity with a 2nd-round TKO victory over German Frank Kary Roth in Bielefeld on 5 March 2011. Williams was now being licensed to fight by the Baltic League of Professional Boxing, with the British Boxing Board of Control stating they had concerns about Williams's decline in ability to box. On 9 April, he scored his second KO win since his comeback. He won a 1-round KO against Hungarian Laszlo Toth. On 25 June Williams suffered a TKO defeat against Manuel Charr. The fight was controversially stopped in round 7 after a barrage from Williams was returned by a short flurry from Charr. It appeared that the referee stopped the fight in Charr's favour as soon as it looked like he may be in trouble.[17] He then won a SD against Alfred Cole on 3 September, in Sweden, Cole returning after two years away from the sport.

A fight with unbeaten Alexander Ustinov was set to take place in October 2011, but Williams withdrew due to a viral infection.[18] Williams fought the Norwegian heavyweight boxer Leif Olve Dolonen Larsen in Pabellon Municipal, Silla, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain on Friday 2 December 2011. Williams was dropped several times by the former NFL footballer and the fight was stopped in the second round. Williams announced his retirement once again shortly afterwards,[19] but a return to boxing was scheduled against 0–3 middleweight Marvin Meyer, leading to various hoax articles claiming that Williams was moving down to middleweight. This fight never happened, and neither did a rematch with Zoltan Petranyi for the Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) European title, which was called off on the day of the fight after Williams was cut when he fell over in the shower. The two fighters entered the ring on fight night to apologise to the crowd for the incident. A second rescheduling of the fight, which had already been postponed from 2011 due to "personal problems" for Williams,[20] was promised but has yet to be scheduled.[21]

Williams had two unsuccessful title challenges in September 2012, being outpointed in Finland by Janne Katajisto for the obscure Baltic Boxing Union belt and then being stopped in the 4th round against Christian Hammer in a WBO European heavyweight title fight. Williams refused to take a drugs test after the fight, claiming there was no point as he was going to retire, and that he was shot.[22]

Just days after announcing yet another retirement, Williams called out Mark Potter for a rematch of their famous clash in 2000 when Williams knocked out Potter despite having a dislocated shoulder. Potter responded saying he was very keen on the fight. The fight is likely to be unlicensed as Potter's BBBofC license was taken away after suffering a detached retina, while the BBBofC have already announced their reservations against licensing Williams.[23] Williams later claimed he had been told to call out Potter on camera, and that he was not being serious.

Once again, Williams's retirement proved to be short-lived as he fought Denis Bakhtov in Podolsk, Russia on 8 December 2012, losing by unanimous decision over 10 rounds. He fought again just 13 days later losing in a points decision against Werner Kreiskott over 8 rounds. In March 2013 he was stopped in round 2 by cruiserweight Mairis Briedis in Riga, Latvia. This fight was unsanctioned as it was an exhibition. Danny fought Kelvin Price on 18 May 2013 losing a controversial decision in Russia. He then went on to fight notorious English hard man Dominic Negus in an unlicensed fight in London, England as a farewell to his fans, stopping Negus in the 4th round.

Williams claimed the lightly-regarded Global Boxing Federation (GBF) World Heavyweight title on 28 April 2018 in Hungary when he defeated Czech journeyman Martin Stensky.

In July 2018 in Aberdeen, Williams lost a WBU heavyweight title fight on an event sanctioned by the British & Irish Boxing Authority against former lightweight Lee McAllister. This fight was not recognised by BoxRec. Williams once again announced his retirement after this fight.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Williams is a devout Muslim and was first drawn to Islam while abroad, "I went to Turkey and heard the Adhan" he explained. "I was a Christian at the time and I got goosebumps and carried on looking into Islam and I just felt this was the way of life for me and this was the way of life for God."[25]

Professional boxing record[edit]

89 fights 55 wins 33 losses
By knockout 42 17
By decision 13 16
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
89 Loss 55–33 (1) Louison Loizou UD 4 26 Aug 2023 Tondi 17 Boxing Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
88 Win 55–32 (1) Vadims Tihomirovs KO 1 (6), 2:39 22 Apr 2023 Tondi 17 Boxing Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
87 Loss 54–32 (1) Nelson Hysa UD 6 13 Nov 2022 Pallati Sportit "Ramazan Njala", Durres, Albania
86 Loss 54–31 (1) Djuar El Scheich TKO 3 (6), 1:46 27 Mar 2022 Panther Gym, Cologne, Germany
85 Loss 54–30 (1) Serdar Avcı UD 4 8 Dec 2021 Pochayna Event Hall, Kyiv, Ukraine
84 Loss 54–29 (1) Sergei Kharitonov TKO 2 (6), 2:25 11 Sep 2020 Basketball Center, Khimki, Russia
83 Win 54–28 (1) Mehmed Crnalic TKO 1 (6), 1:35 30 Nov 2019 Challenge Club Arena, Offenbach, Germany
82 Loss 53–28 (1) Kristaps Zutis KO 1 (6), 0:23 21 Sep 2019 Arena Riga, Riga
81 Loss 53–27 (1) Ruslan Myrsatayev KO 4 (10), 0:51 5 Jul 2019 Baluan Sholak Sports Palace, Almaty
80 Win 53–26 (1) Boban Filipovic TKO 3 (6), 1:43 23 Feb 2019 Volkshaus, Weiz, Austria
79 Win 52–26 (1) Jozsef Kormany TKO 1 (6), 2:42 11 May 2018 Csigahaz Muvelodesi Kozpont, Kistarcsa, Hungary
78 Win 51–26 (1) Martin Stensky KO 1 (12), 1:17 28 Apr 2018 Szechenyi Sport Hall, Szolnok, Hungary Won vacant GBF heavyweight title
77 Win 50–26 (1) Rudolf Balaz TKO 1 (4), 2:09 11 Mar 2018 DK Peklo, Plzen, Czech Republic
76 Win 49–26 (1) Pavel Siska UD 4 28 Jul 2017 Hospůdka Eden, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
75 Loss 48–26 (1) Andreas Sidon TKO 5 (6), 2:20 12 Nov 2016 Autohaus Dürkop, Kassel, Germany
74 Win 48–25 (1) Pavel Siska PTS 4 26 Jun 2015 Hotel Bobycentrum, Brno, Czech Republic
73 Win 47–25 (1) Radek Varak TKO 3 (4), 1:20 11 Apr 2015 Sluneta, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
72 Loss 46–25 (1) Zsolt Bogdan UD 10 29 Dec 2014 The Aquincum Hotel, Budapest, Hungary For vacant GBF heavyweight title
71 Loss 46–24 (1) Adrian Granat TKO 2 (6), 0:48 31 Oct 2014 Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany
70 Loss 46–23 (1) Pavel Doroshilov UD 4 9 Aug 2014 Open Air Bike Show, Sevastopol
69 Loss 46–22 (1) Frantisek Kynkal UD 4 31 May 2014 Hospůdka Eden, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
68 Win 46–21 (1) Martin Stensky TKO 1 (4), 1:27 24 May 2014 Bistro u Trumpetky, Louny, Czech Republic
67 Loss 45–21 (1) Andrzej Wawrzyk TKO 1 (8), 2:01 1 Feb 2014 Hala Okrąglak, Opole, Poland
66 Loss 45–20 (1) Tomáš Mrázek SD 6 30 Dec 2013 Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
65 Win 45–19 (1) Mazur Ali TKO 6 (10) 19 Dec 2013 Yas Island du Forum, Abu Dhabi, UAE
64 Loss 44–19 (1) Oleg Maskaev UD 10 4 Nov 2013 Basket-Hall, Krasnodar, Russia
63 Loss 44–18 (1) Marcin Rekowski TKO 4 (8), 1:47 23 Aug 2013 Galați Skating Rink, Galați, Romania
62 Loss 44–17 (1) Kelvin Price UD 10 18 May 2013 Yunost, Podolsk, Russia For vacant Latvia heavyweight title
61 Loss 44–16 (1) Mairis Briedis TKO 2 (6), 1:09 23 Mar 2013 Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia
60 Loss 44–15 (1) Werner Kreiskott UD 8 21 Dec 2012 Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany
59 Loss 44–14 (1) Denis Bakhtov UD 10 8 Dec 2012 Sports Service, Podolsk, Russia For vacant Latvia heavyweight title
58 Loss 44–13 (1) Christian Hammer TKO 4 (12), 0:57 28 Sep 2012 Sparkassen-Arena, Göttingen, Germany For vacant WBO European heavyweight title
57 Loss 44–12 (1) Janne Katajisto UD 8 8 Sep 2012 Night Club HulluPullo, Vaasa, Finland
56 Loss 44–11 (1) Leif Larsen TKO 2 (8) 2 Dec 2011 Pabellon Municipal, Silla, Spain
55 Win 44–10 (1) Al Cole SD 6 3 Sep 2011 Karlstad CCC, Karlstad, Sweden
54 Loss 43–10 (1) Manuel Charr TKO 7 (10), 1:16 25 Jun 2011 Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
53 Win 43–9 (1) Laszlo Toth KO 1 (10), 1:43 9 Apr 2011 Hotel Class, Hamburg, Germany
52 Win 42–9 (1) Frank Kary Roth TKO 2 (6), 1:25 5 Mar 2011 Sportpalast, Bielefeld, Germany
51 Loss 41–9 (1) Derek Chisora TKO 2 (12), 1:41 15 May 2010 Boleyn Ground, London, England Lost British heavyweight title
50 Loss 41–8 (1) Carl Baker UD 3 2 Oct 2009 ExCeL, London, England Prizefighter 8: heavyweight quarter-final
49 Win 41–7 (1) John McDermott SD 12 2 May 2009 Crowtree Leisure Centre, Sunderland, England Retained British heavyweight title
48 Loss 40–7 (1) Albert Sosnowski TKO 8 (10), 1:17 8 Nov 2008 York Hall, London, England
47 Win 40–6 (1) John McDermott MD 12 18 Jul 2008 Goresbrook Leisure Centre, London, England Retained British heavyweight title
46 Win 39–6 (1) Konstantin Airich TKO 7 (8) 30 May 2008 Pabellon Lasesarre, Barakaldo, Spain
45 Win 38–6 (1) Marcus McGee UD 6 12 Apr 2008 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, US
44 NC 37–6 (1) Oleg Platov NC 4 (12), 2:15 8 Dec 2007 St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title at stake;
NC after Platov was cut from an accidental head clash
43 Win 37–6 Scott Gammer KO 9 (12), 1:58 2 Mar 2007 Sports Centre, Neath, Wales Won British heavyweight title
42 Loss 36–6 Audley Harrison TKO 3 (12), 2:32 9 Dec 2006 ExCeL, London, England
41 Loss 36–5 Matt Skelton UD 12 8 Jul 2006 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales Lost Commonwealth heavyweight title
40 Win 36–4 Adnan Serin RTD 3 (10) 20 May 2006 King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
39 Win 35–4 Matt Skelton SD 12 25 Feb 2006 ExCeL, London, England Retained Commonwealth heavyweight title
38 Win 34–4 Audley Harrison SD 12 10 Dec 2005 ExCeL, London, England Won vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title
37 Win 33–4 Zoltan Petranyi TKO 3 (8), 1:24 4 Jun 2005 MEN Arena, Manchester, England
36 Loss 32–4 Vitali Klitschko TKO 8 (12), 1:26 11 Dec 2004 Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, US For WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles
35 Win 32–3 Mike Tyson KO 4 (10), 2:51 30 Jul 2004 Freedom Hall State Fairgrounds, Louisville, Kentucky, US
34 Win 31–3 Augin N'Gou TKO 3 (12) 13 May 2004 York Hall, London, England Won vacant WBU International heavyweight title
33 Win 30–3 Ratko Draskovic TKO 1 (8), 2:16 1 Apr 2004 York Hall, London, England
32 Loss 29–3 Michael Sprott PTS 12 24 Jan 2004 Wembley Conference Centre, London, England Lost British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles
31 Win 29–2 Michael Sprott TKO 5 (12), 0:19 26 Sep 2003 Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, England Retained British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles
30 Win 28–2 Bob Mirovic TKO 4 (12), 2:33 26 Apr 2003 Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, London, England Retained Commonwealth heavyweight title
29 Loss 27–2 Sinan Şamil Sam TKO 6 (12), 2:56 8 Feb 2003 Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany For European heavyweight title
28 Win 27–1 Keith Long PTS 12 17 Sep 2002 York Hall, London, England Retained British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles
27 Win 26–1 Michael Sprott RTD 7 (12), 0:26 12 Feb 2002 York Hall, London, England Retained British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles
26 Win 25–1 Shawn Robinson TKO 2 (8), 2:21 15 Dec 2001 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, US
25 Win 24–1 Julius Francis TKO 4 (12), 2:15 28 Jul 2001 Wembley Conference Centre, London, England Retained British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles
24 Win 23–1 Kali Meehan TKO 1 (12), 0:32 9 Jun 2001 York Hall, London, England Retained Commonwealth heavyweight title
23 Win 22–1 Mark Potter TKO 6 (12), 2:41 21 Oct 2000 Wembley Conference Centre, London, England Retained Commonwealth heavyweight title;
Won vacant British heavyweight title
22 Win 21–1 Quinn Navarre TKO 6 (8) 23 Sep 2000 York Hall, London, England
21 Win 20–1 Craig Bowen-Price KO 1 (8), 2:13 24 Jun 2000 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
20 Win 19–1 Michael Murray KO 6 (10) 6 May 2000 Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
19 Win 18–1 Anton Nel KO 5 (8), 2:29 19 Feb 2000 Goresbrook Leisure Centre, London, England
18 Win 17–1 Harry Senior PTS 12 18 Dec 1999 Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, London, England Won vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title
17 Win 16–1 Ferenc Deak KO 1 (8) 2 Oct 1999 Namur, Belgium
16 Loss 15–1 Julius Francis PTS 12 3 Apr 1999 Royal Albert Hall, London, England For British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles
15 Win 15–0 Antoine Palatis UD 12 10 Oct 1998 York Hall, London, England Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
14 Win 14–0 Juan Antonio Diaz KO 3 (8), 2:10 16 May 1998 York Hall, London, England
13 Win 13–0 Shane Woollas TKO 2 (8), 1:43 21 Feb 1998 Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
12 Win 12–0 Derek Amos TKO 4 (8) 19 Dec 1997 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
11 Win 11–0 Bruce Douglas TKO 2 (8), 2:19 15 Nov 1997 Whitchurch Leisure Centre, Bristol, England
10 Win 10–0 Roger McKenzie TKO 2 (8), 0:38 19 Jul 1997 Wembley Arena, London, England
9 Win 9–0 Albert Call TKO 4 (4), 1:18 3 May 1997 NYNEX Arena, Manchester, England
8 Win 8–0 Shane Woollas TKO 2 (4), 2:11 8 Feb 1997 London Arena, London, England
7 Win 7–0 Michael Murray TKO 1 (4) 9 Nov 1996 NYNEX Arena, Manchester, England
6 Win 6–0 Andy Lambert TKO 2 (4) 31 Aug 1996 Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
5 Win 5–0 John Pierre PTS 4 13 Jul 1996 York Hall, London, England
4 Win 4–0 James Wilder PTS 4 9 Mar 1996 Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Ireland
3 Win 3–0 Alvin Miller TKO 1 (6), 2:58 13 Feb 1996 York Hall, London, England
2 Win 2–0 Joey Paladino TKO 1 (6) 9 Dec 1995 York Hall, London, England
1 Win 1–0 Vance Idiens KO 2 (6) 21 Oct 1995 York Hall, London, England

Television viewership[edit]


Date Fight Billing[26] Viewership (est.) Network Source(s)
11 December 2004 Vitali Klitschko vs. Danny Williams
Klitschko vs. Williams: KO in NY
Total viewership 17,000,000 1 Kanal

Pay-per-view bouts[edit]

Date Fight Billing Buys Network
30 July 2004 Tyson vs. Williams Return for Revenge
11 December 2004 Klitschko vs. Williams Klitschko vs. Williams: KO in NY 120,000[29] HBO
Total 270,000


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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Title last held by
Vitali Klitschko
WBO Inter-Continental
heavyweight champion

10 October 1998 – April 1999
Title next held by
Julius Francis
Title last held by
Julius Francis
heavyweight champion

18 December 1999 – 24 January 2004
Succeeded by
Title last held by
Michael Holden
British heavyweight champion
21 October 2000 – 24 January 2004
Title last held by
Matt Skelton
heavyweight champion

10 December 2005 – 8 July 2006
Succeeded by
Matt Skelton
Preceded by British heavyweight champion
2 March 2007 – 15 May 2010
Succeeded by
Minor world boxing titles
Title last held by
Zsolt Bogdan
GBF heavyweight champion
28 April 2018 – July 2019
Title next held by
Senad Gashi