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posted Mar 3, 2007

I think Gammer was worried by Williams punching power and I felt there were a few opportunities when he was on top when he should have moved forward more and got on top of Williams.

Whenever Williams made an effort to use his left jab Gammer then struggled to find connsistency and was at a loss about what to do. His lack of power would seem to be a worry at domestic level.

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comment by ted (U6576923)

posted Mar 3, 2007

scott gammer cant punch,its as simple as that.danny williams was never ever hurt by any of gammers punches,he just took them with out showing any pain what so ever.im glad danny won as gammer had been shouting his mouth off about how hes going to give danny a beating that will end his career.gammer isnt good enough to mix it with the so called top british heavy weights and should retire.you have to be able to have some sort of a decent punch to be successful and he doesnt.the hammer cant hit haha.

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comment by sharmac (U7679138)

posted Mar 3, 2007

Great review, i never thought Danny was that much which i never said to his earstwhile trainer (Jim Mcdonnald) who i met i couple of times in wanstead gym, However on reflection he beat Tyson (how and why doesn't matter) had a great performace against Kiltsco (sp) etc etc. This performance against Grammer shows he is a conteder (harry!) however only if he wants to be. Come back Jim, Danny don't retire.

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comment by sharmac (U7679138)

posted Mar 3, 2007

Danny has pure raw power as a heavy weight should, if you don't have that as a heavy weight then (unless you are pure class) you have nothing!

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posted Mar 3, 2007

I agree with what you're all saying about Gammer's punching power. He had some spectacular knock-outs of low-quality challengers early in his pro career, but is struggling to carry the power to the higher level.

That's why I was disappointed with the tactics for the Williams fight. Although Williams was in much better shape than anyone expected, I think that Gammer would have had a chance if he had tried to use his speed and could have put in the work-rate he showed in the Steeds bout.

Even then, of course, Williams' extra class and power may have worn him down. But I don't think that Danny would have liked working at that sustained pace and believe that Gammer could have got a points win.

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comment by sharmac (U7679138)

posted Mar 3, 2007

True , when he goes to points he never really likes like a fighter like he did today, it all depends on which Danny shows up, todays Danny is a winner perhaps even a world class one?

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posted Mar 4, 2007

Gammer was outclassed from start to finish by a Williams who looked sharp, powerful and most importantly mentally prepared. People seem to forget that Williams is a class act and when he prepares correctly it shows. Words were bandied around after the defeat to Harrison regarding Williams' heart. How quickly these people had forgetten his one-armed destruction of Mark Potter.
Stay fit Danny, don't retire. You are a better fighter than Sprott, Skelton and Harrison and your time will come again if you continue to turn up in the physical and mental shape that you did on Friday.

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posted Mar 4, 2007

What concerned me about Gammer was how overweight he looked. The other concern was that the of the top half of his body was mathed by how thin his legs were. As a result he was not mobile and would not take a solid punch as which happened.

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posted Mar 4, 2007

Williams is unpredictable and looked bad against Harrison, but it was still a big step up in class for Gammer. He failed the test and looked completely out of his depth. If Gammer sticks to British title level he should win more than he loses, but I can't see him ever making waves at a world or European level. As for Williams - I think now is a good time to retire after a good win and some sort of redemption after his previous 2 defeats.

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posted Mar 4, 2007

The British heavyweights on the scene are all much the same. Its one good fight followed by one bad fight. I hope that David Haye can make the step up from Cruiserweight and put himself in line for title weights but I will not hold my breath.

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comment by ted (U6576923)

posted Mar 4, 2007

david haye has the potential to wipe the floor with all of the current heavy weights at this time as long as he trains properly he should do.he tends to like the celebrity side of boxing and has neglected his preparation in the past,for example the carl thompson fight where he bombed him in the opening rounds but then ran out of steam to get knocked out.another point is will he be actually any good at heavyweight.time will tell.

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posted Mar 5, 2007

Williams always could punch, and when he was younger (look at youtube.com 'danny williams tribute') he was a completely different fighter. He got to a place where he was happy to be fat and lazy. It showed in both his mental attitude and the way he would slump to the ground after a wrestle, sat on his stoool before the 2nd Harrison fight, threw wild swings with no set up, in hope of an easy KO win etc etc. All credit to him for getting himself fit, on his own.

Gammer though, come on, the guy can't punch. He is just an arm puncher, no twisting of the hips to get his body's weight into the shots. It amazes me how u get pro boxers who just don't seem to understand the basic techniques of boxing, like throwing a punch. At least Audley and Willaims can put power behind their shots, by using basic technique.

Gammer needs to go back the drawing board big time, if he wants to do anything at world level, learn how to throw powerful shots.

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posted Mar 5, 2007

remember danny on his day is world class. if danny had some belief and remembered he is a professional athlete then danny would be in the world mix. danny should build on his performance on friday quickly, avenge the audrey defeat and then pick off the domestic scene quicly. i know that a 16stone williams is a conditioned and quality heavy weight

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comment by MCENOY1 (U6722800)

posted Mar 5, 2007

danny williams would never be a top fighter. its never the same person turning up in the ring. who did he beat in scott gammer, hes not a seasoned pro he hasn't beat anyone decent. put williams in with any of the klitsko brothers and he will crumble.

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posted Mar 5, 2007

And we wonder why British boxing is made such a mockery of ? It's a sad indictment of the heavyweight division when all there's to offer is an over aged physically and half hearted champion. If Danny Williams and that pretentious clown Audley Harrison is all we've got to offer the world in terms of top class heayweights. Then heaven help us all ! It's why we'll never be thought as producing anything more than paper tigers in the heavyweight division !

tophatal......<erm>

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comment by Rob (U1760756)

posted Mar 5, 2007

Danny's a brave fighter with a punch, and for a change, he's done the work he needed to in order to be prepared for this fight. Audley's shock at least did that for him. But he's still old, and he's still not the fighter he once was; for me, he hasn't looked solid since he lost to Sinan Samil Sam. Here, he's beaten an unbalanced and out of sorts Gammer; but it's a flattering result, and I'd really hope that Danny - who must have put away a tidy little nest egg with his Klitschko and Tyson fights - will take this last win as testament to a man who had been a great boxer, and retire as British champion, rather than fighting on and eroding his legacy further like so many heavyweights seem determined to do these days.

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posted Mar 5, 2007

Danny Williams has found his level. He's very good at British level, ordinary at European level, and out of his depth at world level. He has been taken apart by Sinan Samil Sam at European level and Vitali Klitschko at world level. It doesn't matter how hard he trains or how light he his, he doesn't have the ability to beat a good fighter at these levels.He has slow hands, no lateral movement, and his punches are telegraphed.

He could beat Audley Harrison in a return, and perhaps also Matt Skelton or Michael Sprott, but where could he go after that? He's had a good run, and should retire now,before he gets permanently damaged.

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posted Mar 9, 2007

Lets not forget that in Harrison fight williams took it at a weeks notice, one of the reason he was so poor. He is an up and down fighter but the short notice of the fight is the only Harrison looked good.

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posted Mar 11, 2007

Gammer is a decent fighter at British level & perhaps with more experience he may be able to compete at a higher level but one lesson he or his team should learns from the Williams fight is that he's not going to outbox fighters at that level on the back foot. He should use his physical attributes more, close the range and push his opponents back. He might have beaten Williams if he had pushed him to the ropes and outworked him close up.

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posted Mar 20, 2007

I think this article is absolute rubbish. He does not matter who he fights or what decision he makes Scott Gammer is not a that good a fighter and you just have to accept. If he cannot beat all these old men (Audley, Matt, & Danny) that there is not much too him really

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