An unnamed Nigerian politician may have engaged the services of British heavyweight, Danny Williams, who defeated Mike Tyson in 2004, as bodyguard and has been handed a gun.
“I am going to do some bodyguard work in Nigeria. It is a very risky job as I will have a gun with me, I have a gun licence. I am definitely, totally finished with boxing,” Williams told the Evening Express without revealing the name of his new employer.
The 45-year-old took the decision to follow through on an offer of alternative employment after calling time on his boxing career following a recent loss to a former Commonwealth lightweight champion in Lee McAllister in Aberdeen.
He added: “I had some really good moments, and some really bad moments. My career has been really up and down. Things like beating Mark Potter and becoming the only fighter in the history of boxing to win a fight with a dislocated shoulder that cannot be taken away from me. Nor can being second only to Henry Cooper in (British) title defences.
“I was terrible McAllister and couldn’t get my shots out. A peak Danny Willlams would have ended it in the second round. But this is old Danny Williams.
“If you were to come and fight me it would have been different. But he backed up and threw combinations and boxed very smart. McAllister did very well.”