There’s certainly no rest for the wicked when it comes to Danny Williams!
It’s already been a busy month for him, ahead of his appearance at the Eastside Rooms, on Woodcock Street in Birmingham, where BCB Promotions host a show on Sunday July 30.
Before he even gets into the ring, Williams will have been on the move in his hometown of Hereford, after finally getting himself onto the property ladder.
His fiance, Charlie, and their two children, daughter Niamh (aged nine) and son Stan (3), will be settling into their new surroundings, over the coming weeks.
But Williams has more ring action to prepare for, having accepted an invitation to compete in the Top Boxer tournament, at lightweight, on September 9.
There’s an £8,000 prize going to the winner of the eight-man one-night winner-take-all tournament, along with being installed as a challenger to the Midlands lightweight title.
Williams first has business to attend to in Birmingham, 10 months on from his last pro outing, where he made it 2-0, through a second four-round points success.
‘Dangerous Danny Willz’ outpointed Lee Hallett and Christian Navarez in 2022, his pro debut year, after limited experience in the amateur ranks.
He only had 13 amateur bouts, containing seven victories, for South Wye Boxing Club, where coach Tony Chadwick is still training him.
Williams, who is a maintenance engineer for TRP Sealing Systems in Hereford, is in no mood for a rest, now that opportunities have come his way.
He said: “My good lady wasn’t very happy with me, when I told her, mainly because I can get a bit moody, when I’m dieting, and now I’m going through back-to-back camps!
“It’s also her birthday soon (on August 28) and she might not see that much of me, because I’ll be working all day and training all night, but I need to make up for lost time.
“I think she’s coming around to the idea now and, if I win the Top Boxer tournament, I’ll be sure to make it up to her, with my winnings. We have been together for 14 years now.
“Life has gone a bit mad lately. It’s my uncle Graham’s funeral on Thursday and we get the keys to our new home on Friday. We’ve bought it, after 10 years of renting.
“We are moving in on Saturday, but I’ve got some removal men in to do the heavy lifting. I’ll mainly be telling them where to put things down.
“Graham loved his boxing, so I dedicate the fight to him and I’ve needed the gym, in some ways, to take my mind off his passing. It gave me some extra focus.
“I picked up an injury, in my last one, and it was a boxer’s fracture (break of the metacarpal bones of the hand, near the knuckle). I can’t even remember what punch caused it.
“I’ve broken my hand before, though, in the amateurs. I bust my thumb then, but it was my right hand again. I punch hard, so I suppose that it’s bound to happen.
“I want to come back better than I was before and this is my chance to get back right back into the mix. I’m 34, but I feel fitter now than when I was 19.
“I didn’t start boxing until I was 24, so I think that I’ve got a few years left in me yet. I want to get a shot at the Midlands title, at least, and sooner rather than later.
“I’ve had two, as a pro, so far and I don’t think that I boxed as well as I can do, in either of them. I’m looking to clean my performances up and be more clinical.”
Tickets for the Eastside Rooms bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside, directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.