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Heavyweight Danny Williams returns tonight

By Antonin Vavrda
Photo: Filip Škeřík

44-year old British heavyweight Danny Williams (45-19-0, 34 KOs) and Czech Tomáš Mrázek (8-45-6, 5 KOs) successfully made their weigh-in ahead of their Monday December 30 clash at Prague’s Lucerna Palace. Williams, who in 2004 beat the legendary Mike Tyson, last boxed on December 19 in Abu Dhabi, where he registered his first win in more than two years, beating the Egyptian Mazur Ali (10-9-0, 5 KOs). His oponent Mrázek, who often travels for his fights to UK or France, last saw action three days later, when he lost a close one in Manchester against the hometown fighter Paul Drago (5-0-0, 0 KOs).

“I’m looking forward to fighting in Prague. I’ve already fought in Russia, Latvia, and now Czech Republic, which I’m very happy for as there aren’t that many UK fighters who get the chance to box in these countries. People there really like boxing,” said the former British heavyweight champion to Profiboxing.cz.

Apart from an exhibition match between the home hero Lukáš Konečný and three randomly chosen well-known Czech artists, the charity card in Lucerna will also host the fight between local fighters Luboš Šuda and Martin Horák, and also see the Slovak hope (now living in Czech Republic) Martin Parlagi squaring off against the Olympian and 2002 European champion Khavazhy Khatsyhau from Belarus. All the bouts on the card are scheduled for six three-minute rounds.

Weights:
Danny Williams 273.5 vs. Tomáš Mrázek 244
Luboš Šuda 199.75 vs. Martin Horák 200
Anatoli Hunanyan 168 vs. Attila Kiss 164.9
Roman Kracík 218.6 vs. Lukáš Horák 217.3
Martin Parlagi 126.9 vs. Khavazhy Khatsyhau 127.8

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