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3-Time World Champion Paul Williams & his trainer George Peterson on Pacquiao vs. Margarito

Washington, D.C. (November 13, 2010) - Next Saturday, November 20, at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (45-2-2, 24 KO), will defend his title against Paul "The Punisher" Williams (39-1, 27 KO) in a rematch of their December 5, 2009 slugfest which had both fighters knocked down in round one and Williams winning by majority decision after twelve action-packed back-and-forth rounds.

Tonight, just seven days out from his own battle in the ring, 3-Time World Champion Paul Williams and his insightful trainer give their opinions on the much anticipated Pacquiao vs. Margarito competition.

PAULWILLIAMS: "It's a toss up."

GEORGE PETERSON:"I believe that Manny has better foot and hand speed and it is because of that I see him having no problem with Margarito. Margarito has been in a couple of battles and you don't know what's left of him. He has had a long lay off. He doesn't have the hand speed, footwork. And is not as knowledgeable as Pacquiao."

About Martinez vs. Williams II

Tickets for the Martinez-Williams II, priced at $400, $200, $100 and $50, are still available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or on-line at Ticketmaster.com.

Goossen Tutor Promotions and DiBella Entertainment in association with Caesars Atlantic City and Corona are presenting this evening of world championship boxingMartinez vs. Williams II, which will be broadcast on HBO's World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT.

In their initial clash, a "Fight of the Year" candidate, Williams knocked Martinez down early in the first round with an overhand right and Martinez returned the favor as the round was coming to a close, sending Williams to the canvas with a right hook to the temple. Both fighters seemed to come back with a vengeance inflicting their own punishment, after absorbing the punishment seconds earlier. In the end, Williams won on two scorecards (119-110, 115-113) and drew on the third (114-114) for a majority decision win, leaving all in the arena and watching on HBO clamoring for a rematch.

Article posted on 14.11.2010



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