Sunday, January 4, 2009

.......Not Finalized, Says Peterson

By Rick Reeno

George Peterson, manager and trainer for WBO interim-junior middleweight champion Paul Williams, has advised that a fight with Winky Wright has not been finalized. As we reported yesterday ( a member of Team Winky advised BoxingScene that an agreement was reached with 50-50 split between the fighters. The fight, should the contracts get signed, will move forward in April on HBO at the middleweight limit.
While the terms may have been met on the side of Winky, Peterson indicates the terms have not been met on the side of Williams. Negotiations are ongoing and Peterson doesn't see any issues that would immediately cause the fight to fall apart, but certain terms [likely money] have to be met before the fight is considered a done deal on their end.
"It's getting there. Negotiations are ongoing. The fight is not done on our end. It may be done on Winky's end, but the terms are not done on our end. Paul wants to fight. Any fighter from 147 to 160. Other fighters play hide and go seek. We don't play those hide and go seek kind of games. We play a game called spank butt. This guy loves to fight. I try to tone him down, but he just wants to go in there and bang. If a guy is a dancer, he dances. If a guy is a artist, he does art. Paul Williams is a fighter, and he fights," Peterson said.

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