April 8, 2009
LAS VEGAS, NV--Aiken middleweight Paul Williams meets Winky Wright in a 12-round fight Saturday (April 11) in Las Vegas. Williams has a 36-1 record with 27 knockouts. Wright is 51-4-1,with 25 KOs.
However, Wright, who's 37, has not fought since July 2007 against Bernard Hopkins. Earlier he defeated Shane Mosley twice and also beat Felix Trinidad. He's claimed people have been reluctant to fight him.
Williams is a former welterweight champion with height and power. He
also has found opponents do not want to meet him. He now holds the WBO junior middleweight title.
The fight is at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It will be on HBO starting at 10 pm eastern time.