Former World Champions Kermit Cintron Paul Williams Set to Face Off in Anticipated May Bout

Sunday, April 11, 2010
Former World Champions Kermit Cintron   Paul Williams Set to Face Off in Anticipated May Bout Kermit Cintron, former world champion and star of “FIGHT-The Movie” (, has landed the biggest fight of his career. On May 8th, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, Cintron will enter the ring to face Paul "The Punisher" Williams who enters the bout with a 38-1 record, 27 by KO. Cintron, trained by boxing legend Ronnie Shields (Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield), brings a strong 32-2-1 record with 28 KO's and is eager to finally have the match.

"I'm extremely excited about finally being able to fight Paul Williams,” Cintron said in a recent statement to the press. “We've tried to make this fight in the past, but for one reason or another, it never came to fruition. Paul Williams is going to get the best Kermit Cintron the World has ever seen. I'm at my peak in terms of my confidence and where I am as a fighter. There is only one option for me on May 8th, and that is victory!"

On paper, the fight should be a great one. Cintron's only losses have come to Antonio Margarito with major 'doubts' surrounding those fights. Margarito was caught with illegal hand-wraps prior to his fight with Shane Mosley, a fight ending with Mosely knocking Margarito out in the 9th round. The illegal wraps have everyone wondering if he also had ‘hands of plaster’ against Cintron, Cotto and others. Take away Cintron's 2 losses to Margarito and his only blemish is his draw against Sergio Martinez. Cintron was most impressive in his last two fights, a unanimous decision against highly regarded Alfredo Angulo and a dominant win over Juliano Ramos.

Williams only had one setback, a 12 round unanimous decision to Carlos Quintana back in February of 2008. Since that loss, Williams has maintained a clean slate including a first-round KO in the Quintana rematch and a majority decision in his most recent fight against common opponent Sergio Martinez.
May 8th is a big day for Kermit Cintron. He's come a long way from his modest childhood in Puerto Rico and having to fight through multiple adversities to keep his life moving in the direction of his dream.

FIGHT – The Movie chronicles inspirational real-life stories of 11 everyday people who confront daunting challenges in their lives and choose to fight through them including the powerful and compelling story of Kermit Cintron and his difficult and improbable rise to world champion status after losing both parents by age 13. Additional notables featured in FIGHT include former Penn State Football player Adam Taliaferro, U.S. Olympic medalist Kristy Kowal and more.

According to the movie website, $2.00 from the sale of every DVD is donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in an effort to find the cure for CF, an effort which is strongly supported by Cintron and the others featured in the movie. Another star of the movie, Nat Gallen, is a youth fighting CF.

Complete information on FIGHT – The Movie, Kermit Cintron and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation including online ordering and additional details on the fundraising Affiliate Partners Program can be found by visiting or by emailing


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