Mark Williams Does Press Conference Naked After Winning World Championship

Golden oldie Mark Williams eyeing up a shot on his way to a third world titleMore

Wales - Mark Williams stayed true to his word after clinching his third world snooker title on Monday by conducting his post-match news conference naked.

'Last time I won I had a glass of milk and went to bed but I'm going to party the night away this time'. "I had to wear the towel on the orders of Barry Hearn (World Snooker chairman) otherwise I would just have walked in, just crying".

The video above shows Williams enter a packed room with a Betfred towel covering him.

Welshman Ray Reardon won his sixth world title in 1978 at the age of 45 to become the oldest victor of the event.

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Williams held his nerve and landed a title that he himself saw as a massive ask only a year ago, when he told reporters that he would strip off in the press conference should he win the trophy.

15 years later and a lot more naked Mark Williams is champion of the world again, remarkable! The antics did not just end here, Williams has now vowed to perform naked cartwheels if he repeats his stunning triumph next year.

"I thought days like this were absolutely gone, I mean I wasn't even here previous year: I watched it in a caravan with some beers".

"It was a good match to watch but obviously I'm disappointed".

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The Welshman beat John Higgins 18-16 in an unbelievable final at The Crucible. Twelve months ago I wasn't even here.

Williams claimed seven straight frames to lead 14-7 before Higgins won eight of the next nine to level the pulsating contest, described as one of the all-time great finals, at 15-15.

And after saying earlier in the tournament that he would go naked to his press conference if he won the title, Williams said he would go through with that plan.

Showing nerves of steel Higgins nicked the frame with a break of 82. I just did something I thought I would never ever do.

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But Higgins ensured there wouldn't be a final finishing with a session to spare for the first time since 1993, as a gritty run of 67 handed him frame 22 before knocks of 72 and
80 closed the gap even further, to 14-10. "I knew if I didn't get enough he was going to clear up again, but I'm over the moon".

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