Former Mike Tyson conqueror Danny Williams says David Haye is Britain’s best hope to bag world title
By James Slater
One man who feels former cruiserweight king and WBA heavyweight ruler David Haye’s comeback is a good idea is fellow Brit Danny Williams. “The Brixton Bomber,” who famously smashed what was left of Mike Tyson back in July of 2004, told South London Press that he believes Haye is far more of a threat to capture the heavyweight title than either of his British rivals, Tyson Fury and David Price:
“David has still got plenty to offer, he’s still strong, fast, powerful and has immense skill,” the former British heavyweight champ said. “His boxing hasn’t dipped from when he turned pro, so why shouldn’t he continue? When you look beyond the Klitschkos and David then the drop in standard to rest of the heavyweights is massive. The division is at its worst for years – David Haye will destroy all of them.
“Forget the domestic scene, he is far above anyone else. Tyson Fury and David Price are both babies – David is a former world cruiserweight champion and won the WBA heavyweight title. He knows what it takes to get there and can definitely do it again.”
Williams, who bravely but unsuccessfully challenged Vitali Klitschko for the WBC crown five months after he’d shocked Tyson, closed by stating his confidence in Haye’s trainer/manager Adam Booth; as well as declaring his belief that Vitali is “on his way out.”
“I’d say his chances of winning a world title again are 10 out of 10,” Danny said of Haye. “He has got a great manager behind him in Adam Booth – he’ll pick the right opponents at the right time. Vitali looks very old lately and his points victory over Dereck Chisora was not very good.
“He is on his way out and David could definitely beat him.”
Meanwhile, fans await the announcement of Haye’s June 29th comeback foe.