By Iain Axon
Danny Williams sparked a war of words today by claiming that Derek Chisora is an easier opponent than Sam Sexton. Williams will meet Del Boy on May 15 in the final defence of his British heavyweight title before retirement.
The unbeaten Finchley prospect is a last-minute replacement for Sexton, who has had to pull out of the fight because his mother is ill.
The pair go head to head at West Ham’s Upton Park as part of the undercard to Kevin Mitchell’s world title challenge against Michael Katsidis.
“It’s a better fight for the public because Chisora is an aggressive fighter and I’m going to put it on him,” said Williams.
“But it is an easier fight for me. Chisora may have a win over Sexton, but since that fight Sam is the one who has made progress.
“Derek is good, he is strong and aggressive, but Sam was the harder fight.
“I want to go out in style, and I still plan to fight like Rocky Marciano in there. I’m proud that I have been in entertaining fights over the years, and I don’t plan on changing things now.”
Chisora hit back by saying: “Like Danny says, I am strong, I am aggressive – but I am also better than Sam Sexton.
“I didn’t have to think about taking this fight at all. As far as I am concerned, the pressure is all on Danny.
“He’s got to go in there and try and take me out. I know he has trained for this fight and he will be in great shape, but I’m going in there to take his title.
“And when I do I won’t duck and dive anybody. I want to fight the best in Britain, and once I’m British champion the other guys can come and get me if they think they are good enough.
“Sexton, John McDermott, Tyson Fury – I’m ready for any of them and my message to them is ‘Bring it on’.”
‘Hammer Time’ is headlined by Kevin Mitchell’s challenge for the WBO Interim World Lightweight Championship against Michael Katsidis.
A quality packed undercard
– includes the British Heavyweight Championship between Danny Williams and Derek Chisora; Olympic Gold medallist James DeGale challenges for the first title in his career – the WBA International Super-Middleweight Championship; and Britain’s hottest young prospects Frankie Gavin, Billy Joe Saunders, Ricky Burns, Matthew Hall, Liam, Michael and Ryan Walsh, Vinny Mitchell, George Michael Carmen, Freddie Turner and Craig Evans.
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