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Antonio Margarito vs. Paul Williams Fight Preview

by Thomas Jensen on Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Antonio Margarito vs. Paul Williams Fight PreviewPoint-Spreads.com believes that when two fighters looking for respect collide, which is the case tonight in Antonio Margarito vs. Paul Williams, a great fight is bound to happen. The #2 rated welterweight Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito, 34-4, 24 KO’s squares off against #9 rated Paul “The Punisher” Williams in a 12 round bout.

The 25 year old Williams throws tons of punches at a high velocity with his freakishly long 82" inch reach on his 6'1" frame. What’s even more scary is that he has agility behind a good jab and a southpaw. The older Margarito, 29, wants to hold onto his W.B.O welterweight title belt so he was essentially forced to accept this fight. Sportsbook.com has Antonio Margarito a small -125 odds favorite in the bout.

The 5'11" Antonio Margarito has never been one too shy away from a tough scrap but he tends to get hit a little too often and might be in for a long night. Southpaws are a pain to fight no matter how much preparation is put in during training camp. Antonio is all-fighter though displaying a solid chin with great endurance and mental fortitude.

Paul Williams 32-0, 24 KO’s has yet to be tested by the type of pressure that Margarito smothers his opponents. How will he react? There are lots of questions to be answered about Williams in this fight including what type of punch resistance does he possess. Long lanky guys like Paul tend to be a bit chinny for the most part and Margarito has good power.

Antonio’s best punch is his right hand straight down the pipe which is a southpaw killer. Margarito told me that he plans on targeting Williams’s lean torso with ripping right hand body blows. This fight is razor close. Margarito will have the Mexican/Cali crowd behind him and can be counted on to give a gutsy performance.

As many questions surround Paul Williams he has incredible physical tools. I can see this fight ending a number of ways but in the end Williams should be able to use his high punch output and wingspan to outbox Margarito.

Sportsbook.com has posted boxing odds on the Antonio Margarito vs. Paul Williams Fight:

Antonio Margarito: -125

Paul Williams: -105 

 
Brad Marchetti Boxing Prediction: Paul Williams 3 units 

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