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Paul Williams’ Trainer: We Want Lara or Martinez Again

by David P. Greisman

Paul Williams and his trainer, George Peterson, were in Washington, D.C., for Friday’s weigh-in for the Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson fight.

Peterson spoke briefly with a group of reporters about what’s next for Williams, who is slated to return on January 21 - possibly against Japanese upset artist Nobuhiro Ishida.

Q: What’s your preference for Paul Williams’ next fight?

Peterson: “I always want to go back and get the best fight and the most competitive fight out there. The most competitive fight out there would be [Erislandy] Lara or [Sergio] Martinez. That’s who I want.

“He just got caught with a shot he would’ve never got caught with. He fought that guy [Martinez] 12 rounds before in the first fight. He threw the same shot, but he never knocked him out. But we realize that it can happen anytime with anybody. So we want to get that fight back, either one of those.

“That’s what we want to do. But let me tell you one thing, what we want, and what they [the other fighters’ promoters] want … we open. We asked them for a fight. We want a fight. We’ll fight anybody anytime. Anyone in three weight classes. Paul Williams would do it. He’s done what no one else has done before.”

Q: What about Nobuhiro Ishida? There’s talk about that fight being next for Williams.

Peterson: “We’ll take any fight we can get. We’re in the fight business. When you’re in the fight business, you take what’s available.”

Q: Sergio Martinez hit Paul with the left hand in the first and second fight, and Paul got hit with it in the Lara fight, too. Now that he’s getting hit seemingly more with that shot, is that something you’re going to work on with him?

Peterson: “Here’s the thing. It’s not so much that he wasn’t working on that. We worked on that. We couldn’t execute. … Sometimes, look, I was having sex with my wife last night. It wasn’t like it was two nights ago. You understand what I’m saying? So you don’t have to show up each time you walk in the ring. And that’s what they fail to realize.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to fightingwords1@gmail.com

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FoxingFan2010 on 12-10-2011

"Peterson reminds me of Don Felix Trinidad. His matchmaking for Tito's last stage was awfull. He was so obsessed with showing people Tito was as good a "boxer" as DLH or Hopkins that he ended up picking the fight with…

Comment by ropeadope89 on 12-10-2011

I say Re match Kermit C. first.

Comment by S IP U IR S xII on 12-10-2011

P-Will is wasting away his career. Paul has such a huge advantage with his size and freakish reach, but his trainer does NOTHING to take advantage. Hes constantly going low, and sticking his head out while he lunges in for…

Comment by freudianslip on 12-10-2011

I don't understand this trainer, her refuses to accept that Paul Williams has a flaw and won't correct it. Crazy talk, he needs to stay away from those two unless he plans to do something about all those punches he…

Comment by Onekrazyrican on 12-10-2011

PWill and his trainer should know by now that crafty southpaws are a bad mix for his style. That doesnt mean hes a crappy fighter his style just make it imposible for a lefty to miss with those shots. He…

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