“Every time I get into the ring I try to make a statement.” -- Paul Williams
“I’m defending my house and I’ve got thieves trying to break in.” -- Tavoris Cloud
The four fighters who will compete in 12-round bouts on Showtime on Saturday, Feb. 18, live at American Bank Center Arena in Corpus Christi, Texas, and their respective promoters took part in a national media conference call on Wednesday.
In the main event, former world champion, southpaw Paul Williams (40-2, 27 KOs), of Aiken, S.C., will fight for the first time since taking a majority decision over Erislandy Lara last July 9 when he meets Nobuhiro Ishida (24-6-2, 9 KOs) of Osaka, Japan. Ishida has won his last two bouts via first-round stoppage, including an upset over then-undefeated James Kirkland in April of 2011.
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Unbeaten Tavoris Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs), of Tallahassee, Fla., will risk his International Boxing Federation (IBF) 175-pound crown for a third time when he ...