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Kermit Cintron Eyes May Return, Wants WBC Shot

By Phil D. Jay

“I would love to fight for the WBC title. I haven't heard my name being mentioned to be in the mix but, let’s hope.” – Kermit Cintron

Former world welterweight champion Kermit Cintron is looking to return to action in May, a year after his controversial match-up with Paul “The Punisher” Williams ended in unusual circumstances and was prematurely ended in the fourth round.

The 31 year-old was behind on all three scorecards when he accidentally tripped over Williams’ leg and fell out of the ring on to a ringside table, then on to floor, causing an injury that the US-based Puerto Rican could not recover from and the bout was called off.

Four rounds had not been completed at this stage and it was thought that the fight would be declared a no-contest, but to Cintron and his team’s amazement, the referee Lou Moret decided that the bout should be scored and Williams was given a technical decision victory.

“El Asesino” is now ready for a ring return and hopes to claim the WBC title shot that he earned in 2009 against Alfredo Angulo, but was never given. Cintron unanimously out-pointed the undefeated Mexican in a WBC 154lb title eliminator but never actually fought for the title before losing the controversial Williams fight.

Cintron now has his fingers crossed after Manny Pacquiao vacated the WBC title that he gained from out-classing Antonio Margarito in November last year at a catch-weight of 150lbs and that could put Cintron in the frame for a summer challenge.

“It’s looking like I will be in action in May. I am not sure what about the exact date or where it will be, but I know it's in May,” Cintron told WBN.

“I would love to fight for the WBC title, I haven't heard my name being mentioned to be in the mix, but lets hope,” added the former world champion.

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for worldboxingnews.net

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxx on 02-10-2011

He lost to Margarito w/ loaded gloves twice...and squeezed out a draw against Martinez (I thought Martinez won) - He's fight against undefeated Alfredo Angulo he looked sharp. The fight against P. Williams I thought he looked real good until…

Comment by lutenco on 02-10-2011

CINTRON has a one punch KO in his right hand,who says he is boring i think he has never seen his fights like the one vs MATHYSSE,FELICIANO,etc...;anyway he lost only vs MARGARITO twice but the mexican cheated,the fight vs PW…

Comment by DrewWoodside on 02-10-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;10081500]Former world welterweight champion Kermit Cintron is looking to return to action in May, a year after his controversial match-up with Paul “The Punisher” Williams ended in unusual circumstances and was prematurely ended in the fourth round. [[URL=http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=35772]Click Here To…

Comment by fastblack on 02-10-2011

Cintron is a terrible fighter boring dull no fans. No career unexciting basically a no talented jerker who dives at will when he wants out of a fight. Cintron belongs in wrestling where his clownish antics can play out. just…

Comment by budfr on 02-10-2011

Don´t return please !!! You are a boring, coward fighter that likes to hug and run like a beatch !!!!

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