40-year-old former heavyweight world title challenger Danny Williams (45-19, 34 KOs) ended a nine fight losing streak by stopping Mazur Ali (10-9, 5 KOs), who didn’t come out for round six. The bout was the featured attraction on last Thursday night’s first ever live professional boxing event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Williams is best known for stopping Mike Tyson in a colossal upset back in 2004.
In a heavyweight grudge match for UAE bragging rights, unbeaten MohammadAli Bayat Farid (4-0, 4 KOs) was victorious when Abdul Kabbani (3-2, 1 KO) wouldn’t come out at the bell for the fifth round.
In another notable bout, former Arthur Abraham opponent Stjepan Bozic (28-7, 19 KOs) was victorious when Paata Vardaushvili (26-8-2, 21 KOs) stayed on his stool after round four in a super middleweight bout.
Jr. middleweight Nasser Al Harbi (16-1-1, 2 KOs) outpointed Giorgi Ungiadze (23-17, 10 KOs)
The event, billed as “Thursday Night Fights @ Yas Island” took place at the 5,000-capacity du Forum, located on Yas Island and was promoted by Edward Mendy/Lion Heart Boxing.