Winky Wright and Paul Williams Weigh In for April 11 Fight

Winky Wright and Paul Williams weigh in at Mandalay Bay
Paul Williams and Winky Wright weighed yesterday in for their April 11th bout at Mandalay Bay Events Center. The weigh-in took place in the J-POP Lounge inside the Mandalay Bay casino (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

Tonight, former Junior Middleweight World Champion Winky Wright looks to stop the meteoric rise of two-division World Champion Paul ‘The Punisher’ Williams in a 12-round middleweight bout destined to land the winner on boxing’s best pound-for-pound list.

Wright vs. Williams, is a 12-round middleweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Goossen Tutor Promotions and Winky Promotions, and sponsored by Southwest Airlines. The bout will air live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST.

A former Junior Middleweight World Champion who made nine successful defenses of his crown, Wright truly broke through on the world scene in 2004 with back-to-back wins over Sugar Shane Mosley. Not one to rest on his laurels, he moved up to middleweight in 2005 and defeated Puerto Rican superstar Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad. Although he would later suffer a loss to Bernard Hopkins in 2007, the 37-year-old southpaw is rested, determined and hungrier than ever for his April 11 showdown with Williams.

Despite the fact that he’s only 27 years old, Augusta, Georgia’s Williams (36-1, 27 KOs) has done more in eight years in the pro ring than most have done in an entire career. Owner of world titles at welterweight and junior middleweight, Williams now is chasing after glory at middleweight. If his past wins over Antonio Margarito, Carlos Quintana, Sharmba Mitchell and Vernon Phillips are any indication, the 160-pound weight class had better watch out for ‘The Punisher.’

Tickets priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50 are now on sale and available at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations.

Winky Wright at weigh in at Mandalay Bay
Winky Wright at weigh-in at Mandalay Bay

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Winky Wright at weigh in at Mandalay Bay
Winky Wright at weigh-in at Mandalay Bay

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Paul Williams at weigh in Mandalay Bay
Paul Williams at weigh-in Mandalay Bay

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Paul Williams on the scale at Mandalay Bay weigh-in

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Paul Williams on the scale at Mandalay Bay weigh-in

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Winky Wright on the scale at Mandalay Bay weigh-in
Winky Wright on the scale at Mandalay Bay weigh-in

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Winky Wright on the scale at Mandalay Bay weigh-in
Winky Wright on the scale at Mandalay Bay weigh-in

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com