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Goossen: "Paul Williams May Return To 147-Pounds"

By Mark Vester

According to promoter Dan Goossen, Paul "The Punisher" Williams may be returning to the welterweight division for a while. Last Saturday in Atlantic City, Williams was knocked out in two rounds by WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez. Since 2008, Williams has been taking fights at 154 and 160-pounds. Williams' height of 6'3, and 81-inch reach, made it very difficult to land fights at welterweight. He moved up to find bigger game. Goossen plans to speak with Williams, and managers George Peterson and Al Haymon, about another welterweight run.

"In the future, we'll be looking to avenge any loss. The last time Paul lost, he took an immediate rematch and turned the tables around. I'd like to talk to Paul, George and Al about getting back into that 147-pound division and trying to stay there for a while," Goossen said. 

Martinez's promoter, Lou DiBella agrees with Goossen. He spoke with Williams and advised him to move down to 147 or 154.

"I gave Paul my two cents, that he's not a middleweight. He's the best welterweight in the world and he may very well be the best junior middleweight, as long as Sergio stays away from that division," DiBella said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MiguelDirrell25 on 11-23-2010

[QUOTE=shade darkar;9643932]what he should do is eat breakfast, lunch and dinner like normal people and he might weigh what a man 6ft 3 should weigh! that'd be a start.[/QUOTE] Right cuz I'm 6'3 and weigh 186 and still hav a…

Comment by FloydTBE on 11-23-2010

he shud for his next couple of fights

Comment by plolglolglolp on 11-23-2010

with his height, reach, and low drawing power, he will be avoided again & left with no one to fight at 147 then will move up out of frustration. :boxing:

Comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA on 11-23-2010

[QUOTE=fastblack;9654343]Williams won't ever recover from the hit the punch that probably destroyed his meaningless career. No fans come to see williams fight he comes across as extremely dumb "you know what I'm sayan" fifty times every interview. A hit like…

Comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA on 11-23-2010

If he does come down to 147, it will be a lot easier to get fights than before. Look forward to Paquiao vs Williams sometime in 2012.

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