Aberdeen Assassin Lee McAllister today started a war of words with heavyweight legend Danny Williams and insisted he would fight the boxer who knocked out Mike Tyson.
McAllister has issued a “put up or shut up” ultimatum to former Commonwealth and British champion Williams.
The 36-year-old, who normally fights at 11 stone, also claimed he would draw up a contract and urged Williams to sign it.
McAllister recently stepped up to heavyweight at a few days’ notice and secured a points win in that division.
That prompted him to claim in the Evening Express that he wanted to fight again at that division and would love to face a great like Williams, who shocked former undisputed world champion Tyson with a fourth round stoppage in 2004.
Williams got wind of the story and claimed he was shocked McAllister wants a fight that is “dangerous” for the Aberdonian as he would knock him out in three rounds were they ever to face off.
McAllister said: “If Williams wants a fight he can have it any time.
“Put up or shut up. Lets go.
“Sign a contract Williams and I will bring that fight to Aberdeen not a problem.
“I respect Danny Williams as a fighter as he is one of the best British heavyweights of that era and I said I would love to share a ring with him.
“If he wants a fight he will get it as I am not going to back down from anyone.
“At 14-and-a-half stone I will fight anyone on the planet.
“If he wants it I will take a fight against Williams in a heartbeat, not a problem.”
Towering in at 6ft 3in and weighing 18st 13lb, Williams fought for the WBC world title against Vitali Klitschko in 2004. Williams lost with an eighth round stoppage.
Should this unlikely fight be made McAllister admits it is a dangerous gamble.
He also rejects any notion it would be a “show” fight.
He said: “Williams would come to rip my head off and I would be making sure he doesn’t do that.
“It would be a very dangerous fight but I am there for it.
“It is a massive gamble as the guy punches like a train. He is an absolute beast.
“There is no such thing as show fights – only fights.”
As well as winning British and Commonwealth titles, The Brixton Bomber also fought for the European belt. He has won his last three fights inside the first round.
McAllister said: “You cannot hit what you cannot catch.
“I would be able to move a lot faster than Danny Williams and the only thing he would have is the massive power punch.
“Obviously he has devastating strength and punch power as Williams demolished Tyson.
“He is on a good winning streak and has three wins in 2018 by first round knock-outs.
“So I would have to be very careful in the opening few rounds and keep out of his way.
“It is crazy to even talk about being in a ring with Williams but I’m confident in my ability, I feel I would still outbox him.
“I am not saying I would knock Williams out as he is a big man but I am a lot stronger and faster than he thinks.”
McAllister returned from a three-year retirement in November 2016 and admitted his weight had ballooned while absent from the ring.
Prior to April’s step-up to heavyweight with a 39-37 win over Lee Kellett in Ayr, McAllister previously won PBC International and Commonwealth belts at super welterweight – 11st.
To make heavyweight McAllister will have to tip the scales at a minimum of 14st 4lb.
Has he any concern about the huge weight disparity?
“I boxed at heavyweight in my last fight and it was easy,” he said. “I enjoyed it and felt really strong and sharp at that weight.
“What you have to remember is that three years ago I was 16-and-a-half stone.
“The weight itself is not a problem as I walk around normally at 14 stone easy, not a problem. When the time comes I can get to any weight I need.
“If you believe that you can achieve something and put the hard graft in you can do anything in life.”