Freedom Hall State Fairground, Kentucky, United States
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Williams vs Tyson?
Danny Williams beat Mike Tyson by knockout in the 4th round on Friday 30th July 2004 at Freedom Hall State Fairground in Kentucky.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Williams vs Tyson stats
Danny Williams stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mike Tyson made his way to the ring with a record of 50 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 44 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tyson had a slight advantage in power over Williams, with a 88% knock out percentage over Williams' 84%.
Danny Williams was the younger man by 7 years, at 48 years old.
Williams had a height advantage of 5 inches over Tyson. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Both Danny Williams & Mike Tyson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Williams was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 1995, 10 year and 7 months later than Tyson, whose first professional fight was in 1985. He had fought 193 more professional rounds, 408 to Tyson's 215.
Williams vs Tyson form
Mike Tyson had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Kevin McBride on 11th June 2005 by in the 6th round at MCI Center, District of Columbia, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Danny Williams on 30th July 2004 by knockout in the 4th round at Freedom Hall State Fairground, Kentucky.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Clifford Etienne on 22nd February 2003 by knockout in the 1st round at The Pyramid, Tennessee.
Before that, he had lost to Lennox Lewis on 8th June 2002 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at The Pyramid, Tennessee.
Hehad beat Brian Nielsen on 13th October 2001 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tyson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 20 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 years and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Williams vs Tyson?
Danny Williams was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Mike Tyson made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.