Mark Williams Does His Post World Championship Press Conference Naked

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Snooker great Steve Davis, a six-time world champion and commentating now for the BBC, said Higgins had "thrown a hand grenade into Mark Williams' brain" with those two quickfire frames.

He did fulfill the first half of that promise, per his Twitter account.

"Cold in here isn't it?", Williams quipped as he entered the press room, his modesty protected by just a towel. I had to wear the towel on the orders of Barry Hearn (chairman of World Snooker) otherwise I would just have walked in, just crying.

It's an unbelievable story really. Twelve months ago I was thinking about chucking it and here I am as the 2018 world champion, bollock naked!

'To be honest if I won it next year I'd do cartwheels naked'. I'm going to keep my mouth shut, not say anything stupid and end up like this. "I'm not going to bed this time - it'll be daylight before I get to bed!"

Williams won the World title 18 - 16 but it was a nail-biting conclusion as Higgins came from 15 - 10 down and won five frames on the trot to level at 15 - 15.

"You have to expect a comeback from John Higgins, when you are 50-60 in front he is the best at coming back", Williams said at the presentation ceremony.

He made breaks of 131, 67 and 82, each time ruthlessly punishing mistakes from Williams whose once huge lead was down to just two frames at 15-13.

"To play John in a final is an experience in itself", Williams said. The Welsh potting machine, as he is nicknamed, won the World title in 2000 and 2003, before having a drought of wins before his incredible 2017/18 season.

Wife Jo was seriously ill at one stage earlier in the season but she too watched on in Sheffield.

Mark Williams of Wales and his families pose for a picture with his trophy after winning the World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on May 7, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

"It feels a little bit uncomfortable at the minute", he laughed. I did not think there was another title in me 12 months ago. No wonder he had a big night planned this time.

"I never celebrated any of my wins EVER, but this b****** I am, unreal to see all my mates enjoying the occasion and having a laugh".

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