Boxing: BBC to show Williams title defence live

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The Independent Online

When Danny Williams defends his British and Commonwealth heavyweight title on Tuesday 12 February the fight will be broadcast live on BBC1.

Williams takes on the No 1 challenger, Keith Long, at York Hall, Bethnal Green, east London, in his second defence of his title, knowing that a win will take him two-thirds of the way to a prestigious Lonsdale belt.

Mike Lewis, BBC Sport's head of boxing strategy, said: "We are delighted to be able to give Danny the opportunity to fight live on BBC1 and demonstrate his world-class potential to the biggest possible audience of boxing fans."