In Boxing News: Danny Williams unpredictable as ever
The unpredictable Danny Williams remains as unpredictable as ever. Two days before his heavyweight showdown with Matt Skelton at the ExCel Arena in England, Williams, after waiting for an over an hour, stormed out of the pre-fight press conference at London’s Landmark Hotel, ostensibly to pray at his mosque in Brixton, prompting promoter Frank Warren to call him very unprofessional. Skelton, whose Commonwealth title is on the line Saturday night and was stuck in traffic, was a bit more understanding: I don’t think it’s a sign of his mental state. I respect his religion if he’s gone to pray.
Several writers wrote that they think Williams doesn’t have a prayer Saturday night. It looks like they might be wrong. Former middleweight and super middleweight contender Michael Olajide has joined the team at TSS and in his inaugural column Elevating the Game he throws down the gauntlet to those who takes fighting and fighters’ injuries for granted. Olajide tells it like it is, and has the aches and pains to prove it Keith Idec of the Herald News writes of a conflict of interest between Miguel Cotto‘s promotional team and the promoters of Bernard Hopkins vs. Antonio Tarver. Cotto is prepared to fight June 10 in New York’s Madison Square Garden, the same night Hopkins and Tarver are supposed to get it in at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Since all three fighters are aligned with HBO, the prospect of dueling fight cards finds the cable giant’s competitors licking their chops and opening their checkbooks Amy Green leaves her home turf and hits the Wild Card in LA to give us an up-close-and-personal look at the life and career of the trainer Macka Foley. Foley is lovable, huggable, and tough, so Green goes right to the heart of the matter and brings one of the fight game’s great characters comes to life. Reports from Hawaii indicate that Brian Viloria, who decisioned Jose Antonio Aguirre last week in the first defense of his WBC light flyweight title, broke the fourth metacarpal on his right hand in the second or third round. Like a true champ, Viloria continued fighting.
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