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Old 10-09-2007, 10:27 AM   #16
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I know most people want to avoid Paul Williams because he's an incredible tall welterweight, is left handed, and throws a ton of punches per round but if PBF were to get in the ring with Williams, who do you think will win?

I think it would be an interesting matchup. Any news on who Williams might fight next? He is being avoided by pretty much everyone is he not? I think the only guy who can really beat him is Cotto because he's so good at going to the body and he would have a lot to hit with Williams.

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i don't care if he's able to land 100%, 30 punches per round won't cut it against a guy that averages over 100.

williams by ud, don't expect floyd to ever take this fight
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:27 AM   #17
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I would make Williams a clear favorite over Mayweather. You obviously can't discount an ATG like Floyd, but the Punisher is a terrible matchup for him.

Williams isn't the kind of fighter who needs to see an opening to punch. This is the problem ODLH and many others have had against Floyd. Even Gatti wanted visual recognition to fire his shots, and Mayweather is so shifty, they just don't can't get comfortable.

But Williams throws for the sake of throwing, and his jab is so long and prolific -- with pretty good speed -- that he'll take rounds by outworking Floyd.

Mayweather isn't accustomed to fighting at that pace, and where Williams is vulnerable -- power -- PbF doesn't have the ability to exploit at the higher weights.

The bad matchup for Williams is Cotto, with Cintron also posing a real threat.

Floyd will never fight Williams.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:56 AM   #18
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First and foremost, Floyd would get hit in this fight. ALOT. There is no avoiding it for 12 rounds when a guy has the kind of reach and punch output that Williams has. He might not be getting hit clean every time, but Williams would punch ever inch of him.

Floyd can't hurt Williams to make him pick his shots either. Frankly I can only see Floyd winning this one on the inside, where he would have to be the aggressor. Floyd has proven himself to be nothing but a career boxer, and I simply don't see him willing to take it to Williams in order to win. He could, but he doesn't have a fighters mentality.

This fight will never happen.
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:12 PM   #19
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I would make Williams a clear favorite over Mayweather. You obviously can't discount an ATG like Floyd, but the Punisher is a terrible matchup for him.

Williams isn't the kind of fighter who needs to see an opening to punch. This is the problem ODLH and many others have had against Floyd. Even Gatti wanted visual recognition to fire his shots, and Mayweather is so shifty, they just don't can't get comfortable.

But Williams throws for the sake of throwing, and his jab is so long and prolific -- with pretty good speed -- that he'll take rounds by outworking Floyd.

Mayweather isn't accustomed to fighting at that pace, and where Williams is vulnerable -- power -- PbF doesn't have the ability to exploit at the higher weights.

The bad matchup for Williams is Cotto, with Cintron also posing a real threat.

Floyd will never fight Williams.
thats right, williams throws even when his oponents are blocking, he doesn't care if the shots land or not.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:45 PM   #20
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Default Re: If Paul Williams fought Mayweather........

Many thought Hernandez, Corrales, Judah, DLH even Baldo and Gatti could beat Floyd. There is always someone who can supposedly beat Floyd.

At the moment we are on Ricky Hatton - let's talk after the bout.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:04 PM   #21
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I AGREE WILLIAMS NEEDS A FEW MORE FIGHTS BEFORE PBF BUT COULD HAVE THE TOOLS TO DO THE JOB WILL IT EVER HAPPEN I THINK NOT
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:07 PM   #22
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Default Re: If Paul Williams fought Mayweather........

What do you guys think would've been the bigger fight?

PBF/Hatton or PBF/Mosley?

I personally think it would've been slightly Mosley because of their similiarities in their styles. And i really do think that PBF wants to put Mosley on his resume but that he is waiting a little longer for Mosley to lose some of his skills.

Anyone else think this is the case?
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:27 PM   #23
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You pegged the only man I can see defeating PBF. He is as quick, throws a ton of punches and Floyd wouldn't be able to get close to Paul.

Williams by decision.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:48 PM   #24
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PW needs to improve his balance, technique and power before I put him in with PBF.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:53 PM   #25
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Would Love To See Mosley Vs Pbf I Think Shane Could And Will Kick His Ass
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:26 PM   #26
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What do you guys think would've been the bigger fight?

PBF/Hatton or PBF/Mosley?

I personally think it would've been slightly Mosley because of their similiarities in their styles. And i really do think that PBF wants to put Mosley on his resume but that he is waiting a little longer for Mosley to lose some of his skills.

Anyone else think this is the case?
No. He was ready for Mosley right after the Vargas fight but mosley had a tooth ache and wanted to go on vacation with his family.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:32 PM   #27
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I haven't seen enough of Willams. I know he is good but how good? He's tall but how dose he take advantage of his natural advantage?
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:33 PM   #28
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No. He was ready for Mosley right after the Vargas fight but mosley had a tooth ache and wanted to go on vacation with his family.
did you stop to think that oscar de la hoya had something to do about this?
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:14 PM   #29
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Williams will be avoided at 147 by all the big names except Margo who wants revenge. He will have to go to 154 to get a decent fight. Williams is a stylistic nightmare for PBF southpaw long, decent speed, good stamina, good jab and workrate. I can't really blame PBF for ducking him.
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:25 PM   #30
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Williams is the guy who can beat Mayweather at 147. Why? His height, reach, and workrate. All freakish for the division. Floyd would have a lot of trouble, but I'd still love to see this fight. I'm curious to see how Floyd would handle Williams.
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