A HEAVYWEIGHT boxer based in Worcester is to fight the man who knocked out the 'baddest man on the planet', Mike Tyson.

Jon DP Shaw is due to step into the ring with Danny Williams, the man who knocked out possibly the most feared heavyweight in history - "Iron Mike" Tyson.

Worcester News: Danny Williams on his way to beating Mike Tyson in 2004Danny Williams on his way to beating Mike Tyson in 2004 (Image: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire.)

Mr Shaw, 32, owner and head of boxing at DP Boxing in Worcester, will take on Williams in a heavyweight clash in London in March and has vowed to fight any man put in front of him.

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Tyson was nicknamed "Iron Mike", "Kid Dynamite" and "The Baddest Man on the Planet" because of the brutal way he demolished his opponents.

But in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history Tyson met his match when he faced Williams, the man city boxer Mr Shaw now wants to beat.

The 32-year-old dad-of-one, nicknamed the 'Bronzed Bomber', will box Williams for the 'main event' at the indigo at the O2 in Penninsual Square London on Friday, March 24 with doors opening at 6.30pm.

'The Night of Champions' is organised by DKM Plush Boxing with promoters describing Mr Shaw as 'arguably one of the best heavyweight boxers on the circuit'.

Mr Shaw understands that it could be the last fight for his 49-year-old opponent who held multiple heavyweight championships, including the Commonwealth title twice between 1999 and 200 and the British title twice between 2000 and 2010.

Mr Shaw, a boxer, coach and promoter based at DP Boxing in Sherriff Street, Worcester is due to go toe-to-toe with Williams who has fought a string of big names including Vitali Klitschko, Derek Chisora, Audley Harrison and Julius Francis. But perhaps Williams, known as the 'The Brixton Bomber', is most famous for knocking out Mike Tyson in the fourth round of their fight on July 30, 2004.

Mr Shaw, an anti-knife campaigner and sparring partner for Fabio Wardley who holds the British heavyweight title, said he was looking forward to the five-round encounter with Williams. 

He said: "I'm very confident. He's a big name and he says he wants to win. I don't get nervous. It's a big occasion but the bigger the occasion the better I will be. It excites me."

Mr Shaw described the fight as 'a big one' against 'the man that beat Mike Tyson'. He added: "Up the Worcester - London main event here we go! Putting Worcester on the map.

"I'm here to put Worcester boxing on the map, whether that be through the stable of fighters we have at the club, or through my own fighting career. 

"As always - I ain’t here to take part… I’m here to TakeOver.

"Danny has fought some of the greats and not only that - he has beaten them! 

"I will fight any man put in front of me by the promoters. Regardless - I’ll come, fight and win."

Worcester News: VICTOR: Jon DP Shaw at an earlier victory VICTOR: Jon DP Shaw at an earlier victory (Image: Jon Shaw)

He believes it will be a good fight - both are around 6ft 2ins tall and 18 stone. Mr Shaw says his strengths lie in his ability to box and judge distance, 'my ability to hit and not got hit'.

"The most important punch is always the jab but my favourite punch is the right uppercut," he said.