Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Small Excerpt on PW from USAToday.com

Boxing ready for a main attraction in 2009
By J. Michael Falgoust, USA TODAY

So who's next? Outside of Pacquiao, who has plenty of potential foils who can make for intriguing matchups that will draw PPV revenue, the landscape appears barren.

There's Andre Berto, Paul Williams, Sergio Martinez and Chad Dawson to name a few. All are exceptional talents. Whether they can be attractions, however, has yet to be determined.

Paul Williams

Last time out: Nov. 29, an eighth-round TKO vs. Verno Phillips.

Inside the ropes: Tentatively scheduled for an April 11 bout vs. Winky Wright on HBO at junior middleweight. Standing 6-1 with an 82-inch reach, Williams recently moved up to 154 pounds because of his inability to land a championship match at welterweight. Defeated Antonio Margarito in 2007 by a close but unanimous decision. Said Williams: "The bottom line is those guys aren't on my level. If you paid them all the money in the world, they won't fight me. Those guys are dead to me. I know it will never happen."

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