Heavyweight Danny Williams has warned he is in the best shape in nearly a decade.
That is ominous for Aberdeen’s Lee McAllister who will tonight face the 19 stone former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion for the WBU belt at the Beach Ballroom.
Williams famously knocked out Mike Tyson in 2004 and also fought for the world title later that year.
The Brixton Bomber, 45, admits he is putting his reputation on the line by facing a fighter who began his career at lightweight and is now stepping up five divisions from super welter.
Williams said: “I’m in the best shape I have been in for the last eight or nine years.
“I have been knocking out guys in sparring and feel great.
“I feel really good and am ready to go for this fight.”
Williams previously fought Vitali Klitschko for the world title in 2004 and also had a European title shot.
He has warned former two weight Commonwealth and two weight WBU champion McAllister that he aims to punish the disrespect of a former lightweight calling out a heavyweight big hitter.
Williams said: “McAllister will regret taking on this fight from the very first round.
“It is massively disrespectful for a former lightweight to challenge a heavyweight.
“I am going to put McAllister in his place for that.”
Following the Granite City clash Williams has fights in China and Denmark lined up.
However, he accepts that could be derailed if his reputation takes a hammering if he loses to a fighter who is stepping up five weights and giving away nearly five stone.
Williams is adamant that will not happen.
He said: “I’ve got a few big fights lined up.
“However, if I lose in Aberdeen it is obviously all downhill so I’ve got to go and destroy this guy.”
Meanwhile, Aberdeen lightweight Nathan Beattie will tonight fight for the vacant PBC International title.
The 28-year-old will face an as yet unnamed opponent over 10 rounds at the Beach Ballroom.
Beattie aka “Nate Dogg” will fight in one of five title bouts headlined by the McAllister-Williams clash.
Beattie boasts a professional record of six wins and three losses.
He has won his previous two contests with his last bout a comfortable 79-74 win over Dinars Skripkins across eight rounds to lift the PBC Silver championship in April.
Tonight’s fight will mark Beattie’s return to the Beach Ballroom for the first time since suffering a shock second round stoppage defeat to Tackie Annan last October.
In a packed under-card Ian Weaver will face former Olympian Emmanuel Addo for the PBC Commonwealth lightweight title.
Boasting a 100% record with 12 wins from 12 bouts, Nathan Decastro goes against Agoe Ashong for the PBC International and vacant PBC Commonwealth title at Super Middleweight.
Nairn cruiserweight Sandy Robb will fight Ben McGivern for the PBC international belt.
Other bouts confirmed are Leon Roberts against Marty Kayes at super lightweight.
At cruiserweight Kane Corvus will fight Malcolm Richardson.
There are another two bouts with Lee Kellett (heavyweight) and Dillon Zammit (super-flyweight) also in action against as-yet unnamed opponents.