P. Williams deserves alot of credit and much respect for going after the LT.-MW belt. While other fighters, who having problems finding good match-ups complain, sit and wait for soft-targets. PW is willing to move from division to division to stay active, make that paper and add to his credentials. It is obvious that no-one in the WW division is anxious or willing to fight him. And it would seem that his presence in the division makes Margarito appear more appealing as an opponent than ever before. Are we looking at the REAL "Most Feared Man In Boxing"?
I can't wait till Nov.29 to see how he handles the #2 LT.-MW Phillips to see if this guy can pull off the task of reigning in two divisions. If he wins, I am certain that he will find the WW division desolate of dance partners and will have no choice but to remain at LT.-MW just to find a dance partner.
In actuality, I like the idea of fighters working two divisions. There won't be many who would be willing to put it on the line against a varied division-list of opponents -- but the few who can .... should. At the very least it will reduce the Money-Dance Drama that is becoming all too common in the sport. It would seem, the purse negotiations are getting more entertaining than the actual fights.
The current trend is for fighter's to work their asses like hell to get to the top, then immediately start demanding high salaries to fight anymore -- this is helping to ruin boxing as a sport and with PPV fueling that motivation, it will only get worst.
Now, you purchase PPV ONLY to see the main event, because the undercards resemble Golden-Glove competitions at best. With the current economic crisis, someone should get the hint NOW, that the party is ending and many people would rather put food on their table and pay bills than buy PPV. As for me streaming has become my new best friend, because I refuse to pay for anymore sh*tty events which showcase mediocre talent at best, but demand premium price.
Bottom-line, PW has earned my respect as a fighter\Boxer who is willing to do what is necessary to stay competitive and achieve the next level in his development as a complete boxer. One who is willing to fight anyone who will come his way and not only for the money, but for the glory as well. We need more like that in the sport. And just because he is somewhat forced to move-up in weight to get a fight doesn't diminish the process in the least -- How many are willing to move-up to challenge anyone without there being a HUGE price-tag attached.
Win or lose -- I like his style.