With the recent blunder of Vic "The Raging Bull" Darchinyan on his bid for Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko's Bantamweight titles resulting to his expulsion from the Ring Magazine's Pound for Pound list, Paul "The Punisher" Williams debuts at the elite status by making it to the number 10 slot.
Welterweight Miguel Cotto and Jr. Featherweight Celestino Caballero (No. 9 and No. 10, respectively) moved a notch higher on the list. Nonito Donaire who holds the No. 7 slot remains on it, and the rest of the Pound for Pound listers from 6 to 1 keeping their slots.
Williams (37W-27KO-1L) is 38 fight veteran and is one of those fighters who frequently moves up and down the scales in search of a big name competition.
His only loss was via unanimous decision against Carlos Quintana at the Welterweight Division, but was able to avenge that loss right after on their rematch with a 1st round KO over the slick Quintana.
Williams then proceeded to drop Andy Kolle on the 1st round of their Middleweight bout, then handed a one-sided beating to Verno Phillips at the 154lbs. weight level that resulted to an 8th round TKO.
Williams' last outing is out-boxing one of USA's most crafty and technical fight veteran - Ronald "Winky" Wright, on Winky's comeback fight.
A lot of boxing afficionados have very high regards for William's boxing skills and have been very vocal about their rantings on why Williams is not yet in the much-desired listing. Apparently, Williams have been much-ducked and eluded leaving him a little less active than he could be.
Williams' break into the elite list should be a very welcome development for those who follow his career.
As for "The Raging Bullsh_t" in the words of Agbeko, it's back to the drawing boards with his promoter, Gary Shaw.
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