Los Angeles, CA (April 29, 2010) – If ‘THE WEIGHT IS OVER” headliners Paul “The Punisher” Williams and Kermit “The Killer” Cintron are as accomplished at making predictions as they are with their fists, then “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather’s perfect record (40-0, 25 KOs) will be a thing of the past come this Saturday night in Las Vegas.
“The two proclaimed best welterweights in the world fighting Saturday night aren’t the best welterweights in the world — Paul Williams is the best,” declared the ever self-assured Williams (38-1, 27 KOs), who has challenged both of them on multiple occasions..
“They feared fighting me even when I was a two-time World Welterweight Champion. I’m saying it now loud and clear: ‘After I beat Kermit Cintron on May 8 at the Home Depot Center, I demand the winner get into the ring with me. If not, they better not say they’re the best at welterweight!’
“As for the fight Saturday,” Williams, regarded as “The Most Feared Fighter in the World,” concluded: “Shane Mosley will stop Mayweather.”
As for the hard-hitting Cintron (32-2-1, 28 KOs), while he may not concur with Williams’ views on how their May 8 battle on “HBO’s World Championship Boxing” will go, he joins “The Punisher” in calling for a Mosley victory. Cintron foresees a close fight with Mosley (currently 46-5, 39 KOs) earning a hard-fought majority decision.
“Shane Mosley has all the tools to beat Mayweather,” Cintron observed. “Mayweather is a great fighter, but I believe he is underestimating Mosley, especially because of his age (38). Mosley’s age does not reflect the great fighter he is.”
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The May 8th “THE WEIGHT IS OVER” (Williams again fighting over his natural 147 pound weight) is a scheduled 12-round battle – presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with DiBella Entertainment – in what promises to be an action-packed main event for fans in attendance at the outdoor Home Depot Center in Carson, California and an HBO “World Championship Boxing” television audience. Corona will serve as the event’s sponsor.
In addition to the main event, promoter Dan Goossen introduced reigning WBO NABO Lightweight Champion Martin “El Brochas” Honorio (28-4-1, 14 KOs), who will drop back down to 130 pounds to take on 2004 Dominican Republic Olympian Argenis Mendez (15-1, 9 KOs) for the USBA Junior Lightweight Title.
Tickets for the May 8 fights are available for as low as $25, with VIP floor seats priced at $200. Other tickets in the 8,000-seat outdoor stadium are available at $50 and $100 and are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.Ticketmaster.com as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).