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Quotes from final Martinez vs. Williams II press conference

boxingAtlantic City, NJ (November 17, 2010) - This Saturday, November 20, at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) Middleweight Champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez will defend his title against Paul "The Punisher" Williams 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 back-and-forth rounds.

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

Tickets, priced at $400, $200, $100 and $50 are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com.

QUOTES

Gabriel Sarmiento (Martinez Trainer) :
Williams and Peterson each have a big mouth and for the past few weeks there has been a lot of talking out of the ring. Now there will be only action in the ring.. There was the issue with the weight and the 30-day weigh-in by the WBC. Mr. Peterson has said Sergio is an old dog that cannot learn new tricks but Wiliams needs to know that this old dog will bite him in the ass when he gets into the ring. That's where we will do our talking.

This fight will be "Fight of the Year" and the winner of this fight will be "Fighter of the Year."

George Peterson: In my 60 years of boxing I have never been more excited than this particular time. I didn't know if the dog was going to take a bite of the bone but he took it. Saturday night is going to be a heck of a fight. One thing he said has resonated in my mind...that he was going to knock Paul Williams out before the 7th round. I want him to bear in mind that there are going to be 12-rounds of fighting on Saturday night. So son, if you are preparing for 7-rounds, what are you going to do for the next 5 rounds? You've got no place to hide in there and I'll tell you, Paul Williams is ready. He has been ready since that fight took place in December of last year. It's going to be a heck of a fight.

Paul Williams: I am just excited that the fight is here. There has been a lot of trash talk, and that is just hype for the fight. I really don't have a lot to say. I do all my talking in the ring. If you know me, you know that, and if you don't know me, you'll find that out on Saturday night. I've been in there with him and he's been in there with me, so we both know what to expect. It is going to be something to see, so you should come out Saturday night to watch it and if you can't come out, then watch it on HBO. I'm not worried about the dog biting me because you can't bite in the ring.

Sergio Martinez: The moment of truth will be on Saturday and I will prove why I am the champion. I would like to thank HBO because every time I am on HBO it makes my career bigger. I want to thank my trainer for working with me every day. This time after the fight I expect there will be no excuses from Paul Williams like the ones I have been hearing in the past few months.

Paul Williams: There has not been a change in training (knowing he is fighting Maravilla the whole camp). He stole my belts and I'm going to get them back on Saturday night.

Sergio Martinez: I have been in this weight division for a year now, so I am smarter and stronger.

Paul Williams: I feel very comfortable fighting at this weight. I don't know what the big deal is. When I win this belt back, of course I would go back down there to 147 to fight Pacquiao because he is the best out there. I beat all the other guys and of course I would want to get it on with him.

Sergio Martinez: I will fight him, I will attack him and I will box him. I have prepared for a war and on Saturday night, we are going to get one.

Paul Williams: If the money is right (for a 3rd fight) then we could do it again and it will be another walk in the park.

George Peterson: They call this young man "The Punisher" and he sure is being punished by all the fighters at 147 that won't fight him. Paul Williams is trained in such a way that whatever adjustment he needs to make in the ring he can make that adjustment and go to the next gear.

Article posted on 18.11.2010



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