Paul Williams has upcoming title fight

Paul "The Punisher" Williams
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Wednesday Aug. 12, 2009

Undated--Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has agreed to defend his two
title belts against Paul Williams, perhaps the most avoided fighter
in boxing.

They will fight Oct. 3 at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, Williams promoter Dan Goossen told The Associated Press on Wednesday after finishing the negotiations.

The bout is a risk for Pavlik (35-1, 31 KOs), who rebounded from his one-sided loss to Bernard Hopkins last year by stopping Marco Antonio Rubio in February for his second defense of his WBC and WBO 168-pound titles.

Few champions are willing to fight Williams (37-1, 27 KOs), an uncommonly versatile fighter who creates awkward matchups for most opponents. Though he considers himself a welterweight, Williams has no trouble moving between 147 and 160 pounds.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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