This is the fight that Paul Williams can get his reputation back.
We all know that Sergio Martinez took Williams’ soul. He may never get that back, but he is experienced enough to give Canelo his biggest challenge.
I love the matchup especially with Williams knowing this is his last shot for greatness. If he beats Alvarez big money paydays are in his future.
Junior middleweight titlist Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the Mexican star who has been brought along slowly with a series of fights against opponents given little chance to win, will next face a tall order: powerful 6-foot-1 southpaw Paul Williams.
They will meet Sept. 15 — on the traditional big-fight Mexican Independence Day weekend — at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a pay-per-view headliner, Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer, Alvarez’s promoter, told ESPN.com on Wednesday night.