Boxing: Williams fit to take on Skelton
Saturday 07 January 2006
Williams and Skelton will meet at London's ExCel Arena on 25 February in one of 18 championship fights scheduled to take place in British rings before the end of March.
Yesterday the Arsenal and England physio Gary Lewin presented Williams with the results of an MRI scan and told the boxer that his damaged ankle, injured against Harrison, was not as serious as first thought.
The pair were first scheduled to meet in July last year but Williams withdrew on the day of the fight, claiming that he had the flu. His odd decision led to the British board banning him from fighting for the British title of six months. In September Williams hired a double-decker bus and travelled to Skelton's home town of Bedford in an attempt to persuade the British champion to fight him. Williams quickly forgot about Skelton when a lucrative encounter with Harrison fell into his lap.
When Williams beat Harrison, more than eight million people watched on ITV. It is possible that something close to that figure will tune in when Williams and Skelton meet in the ring and settle the little problem of who actually is the best heavyweight in Britain.
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