Heavyweight who KO’d Mike Tyson suffers 33rd pro loss aged 50

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Heavyweight Danny Williams, who defeated Mike Tyson, fought for the 88th time last month. In the process, he notched a 33rd career loss.

It was a far cry from his legacy of defeating the great Tyson and challenging Vitali Klitschko. In 2004, Tyson went down in a shocking upset to Williams, which set up the Klitschko WBC title shot.

However, Williams has been on the path to oblivion since then.

Defeating a shell of Mike Tyson seems to be a noose around Williams’ neck that he can never shake off. It’s allowed promoters in Europe to bring a fighter over to their shores solely due to the name of the man he conquered.

Nobody will leave Williams alone as he keeps coming back and coming back.

Heavyweight Danny Williams loses for the 33rd time

World Boxing News has been in contact with the Londoner for years. He’s promised to walk away on many occasions.

But Williams keeps accepting the advances, mainly of lesser commissions on the German and Baltic circuit. Now, after celebrating a half-century of years in life, Williams cuts a lonely figure time and again.

How Commissions keep licensing “The Brixton Bomber” is anyone’s guess.

On November 13 last year, the veteran lost to Nelson Hysa at the Ramazan Njala Sports Palace in Durres, Albania. With the six-round decision win, Hysa moved to 5-0.

This added to a loss in March when Williams traveled to Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Heavyweight prospect Djuar El Scheich moved to 15-0 with his 14th stoppage by battering Williams without much in return.

A video camera in the crowd captured the shocking action in front of about six people in a soulless gym.

Another defeat

In many of his recent contests, Williams could hardly throw a punch. He’s lost 33 times as a professional, and that’s despite his last victory coming in April.

Don’t be fooled by the win, though. It was set up against Vadims Tihomirovs [who was 2-15-1 at the time] so that Williams could then face 8-0 Louison Loizou.

Fighting both at the same venue, the Tondi 17 Boxing Hall in Tallinn, Estonia, Williams was put down in the first round on his way to a four-round decision.

Loizou won 40-35 on all three cards in what was a pointless exercise for Williams other than the fact his opponent can say he beat the old man who beat the other old man back in the day.

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