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Paul Williams hoping to find stardom at 154

Paul Williams has always had problems finding welterweights to fight him. He did the next best thing and moved up to super welterweight.

On Saturday, May 8 he'll take on Kermit Cintron in a 12-round, 154-pound bout at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Ca.

"To me it's kind of fun. People can't really categorize me," Williams said. "[But] it's hard because you can't get anybody to fight you. It takes discipline because once you finally pick a weight, you've got to get up or down in weight. I kind of like it."

But will the jump in weight effect Wiliams? It shouldn't, considering his last four bouts have been at 154 or 160.

"[Switching weight classes] isn't killing us so far," Williams said. "Everything's good. So if it's not broke don'tn fix it."

As for Cintron, finding welterweight opponents has also been a challenge.

"I think it's going to take the media and the networks. You have all the pens and the microphones," Cintron said when asked what it would take for fighters to take him on.

"When you see guys fight and you're talking about fights they should take, you never mention my name. I think the media and the networks will have to start pushing those guys to fight the biggest and best fights and to fight someone who's going to put up a fight," Cintron added.

Cintron said he has no problems fighting at 154.

"All [weights] are comfortable for me. The weight doesn't matter to me," Cintron said. "I'm more comfortable with getting a fight and then workind on what we've got to do work on."



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