Found May 29, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules: Yardbarker Blogger Network
The man was known as the most feared prize fighter in the sport for a time. The 6’1” southpaw, sporting the wingspan of a small passenger jet, was the kind of imposing figure that few were willing touch with a 10 foot pole. In fact, such was his size that you might figure on having that 10 foot pole just to reach him. It was with these lengthy concerns that Paul Williams, the affable Aiken, South Carolina native, found much of the challenge in his career. His biggest victory was often just getting opponents into the ring. Corralling competition aside, what made him all the more enigmatic a fighter over the course of his time in the spotlight and upper echelon of the sport was that his fighting style seemed to belie the very attributes that made him such a daunting prospect to face. Instead of using that abnormal length for a 147-pounder, Williams liked to get close and bang away inside. Instead of standing tall and pumping out a jab, “The Punisher” preferred to crouch low and t...
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