Friday, January 30, 2009

Wright/Williams Official? reports:

• Winky Wright (51-4-1, 25 KOs) will end a 21-month layoff and face Paul Williams (36-1, 27 KOs) on April 11 (HBO), Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer told "We have agreed on all terms and are finalizing the paperwork with [Williams promoter] Dan Goossen," Schaefer said. The fight will take place at 160 pounds, meaning Williams will move back up to middleweight. Two fights ago, the former welterweight titleholder won at middleweight before dropping down to junior middleweight, where he thrashed Verno Phillips in November to claim an interim title. Heavyweight Cristobal Arreola is likely to open the HBO telecast against an opponent to be determined. The site hasn't been determined, but Schaefer said possibilities are the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles or Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.


Looks like the fight being made official is
just a formaltity and should be announced shortly. Good to see that Arreola will once again open for PW as both guys are young, exciting and two of the top American fighters out there.

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