|Dannie Williams Ready for Hank Lundy Friday!
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (March 29, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
Dannie Williams was known as one bad
dude in the amateurs posting a 127-27 record fighting out of St.
Louis, MO. He was the 2004 National Golden Gloves champ. Two
current unbeaten boxers fell victim to Williams. One was current WBA
on and off again lightweight champion Brandon Rios and the other in a
rematch was Mickey Bey, Jr., who Williams had defeated previously.
He fell short in the Olympic trials but doesn’t plan to
fall short this time in facing Philadelphia’s vocal “Hammerin”
Hank Lundy, 21-1-1 (11), for Lundy’s NABF title.
The fight will take place Friday night
over ESPN2 FNF at Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket, CN, over 10
rounds. “He’s making me mad like he’s going to knock me out,”
said Williams. For Lundy it will be his fourth time fighting at the
resort. After losing to John Molina in the eleventh round in July
of 2010 he has won 3 straight including winning the NABF title over
Patrick Lopez. Next up in his last fight in August of 2011 he
defended the title defeating former WBC lightweight champion David
Diaz. Lundy was down in the Molina and Diaz fight. If he has a
flaw besides his arrogance it’s his chin.
In the corner of Williams will be Jack
Lowe, his son, John Jr., Darnell Boone and John Hutter. “I spent
10 weeks in camp in Youngstown working with Miguel Gonzalez of
Cleveland and (unbeaten southpaw) Brandon Bennett of Cincinnati.
Lundy is orthodox but will switch to southpaw quite a bit so Lowe has
prepared Williams well.
This writer met Williams in Atlantic
City, NJ, and was introduced to his team at Rumble Time Promotions.
The team has Steve Smith, President/CEO, Blake Fischer, VP, Derrick
Spicer, matchmaker, Sam Shapiro, advisor, and Bob Treiger, public
relations. Spicer set up the interview with Williams on Tuesday.
DiBella Entertainment is the co-promoter.
“I predict a win and will be fighting
for the knockout,” said Williams. He has a right hand that Lundy
will be looking to shut down that has stopped 17 of his 21 opponents.
His lone loss was to Eloy Perez back in September of 2009 by
decision with Perez hitting the canvas twice. He has since won 9 in
a row, 7 by the short route. “I’m weighing 138 ½ now and am
ready,” said Williams.
Lundy is a year older at 28, trained by
Sloan Anderson and managed by Brian Cohen. His promoter and
co-promoter of the fight is Jimmy Birchfield of CES, along with
Rumble Time and DiBella. The word came back to this writer about a
month ago that Lundy was sparring with unbeaten Philly welterweight
Julian Williams and hit him after the bell several times. Outside of
the ring with gloves off the two had words and Lundy got the worst of
it and is no longer training at Shuler’s Gym in West Philadelphia.
There’s never a dull moment with Lundy.
Williams will be on the attack from the
opening bell. Lundy claims he will not be running. Something has to
give and it’s Williams with the “big right hand” that will have
a puncher’s edge in this one!
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