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Carlos Quintana Still The Underdog Against Paul Williams
NEW YORK (June 3, 2008) - After dominating Paul Williams for 12 rounds and capturing the WBO welterweight title in convincing fashion, Carlos Quintana believes that he is still getting no respect. Going into their Saturday, June 7 rematch for Quintana’s title on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (9 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the west coast), most industry experts have the champion as the underdog to Williams..

In the second fight of the World Championship Doubleheader at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., Vernon Forrest will defend his WBC super welterweight title against Sergio Mora, the winner of the inaugural season of The Contender.

“I feel like the respect people give me is not the respect I deserve,” Quintana said. “I feel like I have to go out and prove myself on June 7 once again.”

Going into their first bout on Feb. 9, 2008, Quintana (25-1, 19 KOs) was a significant underdog. He understands that he needs a great performance on SHOWTIME to quiet the naysayers once-and-for-all.

“Last time I was a 6-1 underdog and this time I am the underdog again,” said the 31-year-old Quintana. “It doesn’t matter. It can be 20-1 for all I care.

“I am stronger and my training has been more intense than it was for the first fight. I know he took me lightly our first time around, so I am training harder and smarter than ever before.”

The result of their first fight was a shock for Williams, who came in with the confidence of an undefeated fighter, and perhaps overlooked Quintana.

Quintana, of Puerto Rico, is 25-1 with 19 knockouts. The only blemish on his record came in a hard-fought bout against Miguel Cotto for the WBA welterweight title on Dec. 2, 2006 on SHOWTIME.

Williams (33-1, 24 KOs), of Augusta, Ga., captured the belt with a close decision over Antonio Margarito, who had made seven successful defenses, on July 14, 2007.

“In the first fight, I just couldn’t get my rhythm,” Williams said. “It prevented me from fighting how I normally fight.

“I just have to get in there and take my title back from him. I’m going in with the mindset of the underdog looking to upset the champion.”
 

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Same here i see the fight playing out the same as the first one.Quintana by ud :thumbsup:
 

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I'm taking Quintana by UD as well
 

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Does anyone know whether this fight is on TV in England this weekend? I have got sky but couldn't find it listed anywhere. Also wanna watch the Forrest v Mora fight if anyone knows if it's on.

Any help gratefully appreciated chaps.
 

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How about an even more unhealthy move for Paul the Punisher...

He moves down to light welterweight and Juan Diaz moves up.

Over the course of twelve rounds, they each throw 1500 punches at one another and land at a 60% clip, yet neither is hurt or cut up on account of the fact that neither guy has any punching power whatsoever.
 

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How about an even more unhealthy move for Paul the Punisher...

He moves down to light welterweight and Juan Diaz moves up.

Over the course of twelve rounds, they each throw 1500 punches at one another and land at a 60% clip, yet neither is hurt or cut up on account of the fact that neither guy has any punching power whatsoever.
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Williams-Hatton at 140 would be hysterical.
 
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I'm in the minority that thinks Williams will win the rematch but it'll be a close affair. He'll need to move much better and use his jab to good effect but I think he'll do it.
 

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some reason i got a feeling willaims is hungry to win this fight. it's a rematch and both know each other but i feel willaims has room for improvement where as quantana was more or less winning the best he could.
 

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I'm still struck on who to go for in this match, whether Quintana has Paul's number or PW just had an off night or underestimated Quintana. It should be a good fight tho.
 

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I'm still struck on who to go for in this match, whether Quintana has Paul's number or PW just had an off night or underestimated Quintana. It should be a good fight tho.
While I am leaning towards "Quintana has Paul's number" I'm not quite sold on that.
 
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