By Riath Al-Samarrai for MailOnline
Published: 13:42 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 14:44 BST, 14 September 2020
Danny Williams has retired from boxing after drawing serious concern from fellow fighters over the manner of his latest defeat at the age of 47.
The Brixton heavyweight, who knocked out Mike Tyson in 2004, was stopped in the second round of his bout against Sergey Kharitonov in Moscow on Friday night.
It was his 20th defeat in the past 10 years alone, with his full record on the BoxRec statistical site listing 54 wins and 28 losses, though it is believed there have been more of the latter.
Danny Williams (above) has retired from boxing after his latest defeat to Sergey Kharitonov
Kharitonov pleaded with the referee to stop the fight with Williams on Friday night in Moscow
Although Williams declined to comment when contacted by Sportsmail on Monday, he did confirm he has retired.
It remains to be seen if that is a permanent decision, given he has said in the past that he would walk away only to return, citing his daughters’ school tuition fees.