Darryll Williams makes big claim ahead of Jahmaine Smyle rematch

Darryll Williams makes big claim ahead of Jahmaine Smyle rematch

Williams v Smyle

Super-Middleweight rivals Darryll Williams and Jahmaine Smyle will clash in a must see rematch on July 8

Darryll Williams claims he should never have defeated bitter rival Jahmaine Smyle in their first fight.

He beat the Leicester man on points in April to capture the English Super-Middleweight title and they clash again at London’s Copper Box Arena on July 8, live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Despite serving up a Fight of the Year contender, Williams insists he shouldn’t have been in the ring that night let alone being victorious after ten action packed rounds,

Williams, 27, said: “I’m not taking anything away from Jahmaine, but to be honest the camp I had was probably the worst I’ve had as a boxer.

“I was feeling really rough the week of the fight, and sometimes I think, ’How did Jahmaine lose?’

“I am quiet surprised it went the way it did, but I’m a guy who cannot pull out. I would rather go out on my shield.

“I never told anyone, but I was in a terrible way before. I had an ear infection and I was in a bad, bad way.”

Unbeaten Williams insists that Smyle is in for an even tougher time next month, warning: “He hasn’t seen anything.

“If I did that in that condition he hasn’t got as clue what is coming to him in July.

“I don’t mind the immediate rematch because I won’t be ill like I was. Let’s see what he’s really made of.”

Williams who is in Manchester training under Ricky Hatton added: “Ricky is very in-depth with what he says and we’ve gelled.

Williams V Smyle 2

“He is more technical than he looks. He and Blain Younis are very good on the pads.

“To me it doesn’t matter who I fight. I am just happy to go back in there again.”

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