Mandatory Eight Count: Paul Williams on April 10, Shane Mosley and something about cars

Paul Williams Tentative HBO Return on April 10 (
Looks like Paul Williams will be back in April, and HBO is holding April 10 as his return date. They want Pavlik-Williams, but right now Pavlik and Sergio Martinez is talking. HBO would also take Williams-Martinez II. But if Pavlik does fight Martinez, who on earth is Williams going to fight? I don't think there's ANYONE at 160 that HBO is going to approve, and who is there at 154? They might be looking at something like Paul Williams-Kermit Cintron.

Top Rank to give $1 for every 2010 ticket to Haiti earthquake relief (AP)
Every Top Rank boxing event in 2010 will donate $1 from every ticket sold, starting with tomorrow's doubleheader in New York. Top Rank spokesman Lee Samuel said, "We had to do something. It's just devastating." Bob Arum added, "Hopefully other promoters will join us." Boxing has really risen to the call on this one in so many ways.

Graham Houston's Luevano-Lopez prediction (FightWriter)
Graham Houston dissects the Luevano-Lopez fight for tomorrow. His Gamboa-Mtagwa analysis is here.

Boxer Brian Viloria is poised for another run at the top (Los Angeles Times)
Bill Dwyre does a feature piece on Brian Viloria, which is nice to see. The LA Times does not get enough credit for great boxing coverage.

Lopez draws inspiration, motivation from family (Yahoo! Sports)
Kevin Iole of Yahoo! talks about Juan Manuel Lopez's family life and all that nice stuff, and also gets a great quote from JuanMa about his fight last year with Rogers Mtagwa. "I was aware, but I was not feeling well [during the 12th round]."

Will the Second Time Around Be the Charm for Mtagwa? (
Luis Cortes III contributes to the online boxing world yet another loving article on Rogers Mtagwa. Mtagwa has really become a hardcore fan favorite in the last couple of years, and he deserves it.

Boxer "Sugar" Shane Mosley Celebrity Drive (Motor Trend)
Shane Mosley feature at Motor Trend.


FREE Gamaliel Diaz-Jorge Perez WBC Webcast Saturday (Fightnews)
If you're without HBO and want a boxing fix tomorrow night, will present the Gamaliel Diaz-Jorge Perez fight card live at 10pm ET. The WBC is trying to get a lot more of these free webcasts going, which is admirable. There, I said something nice about the WBC. No word on whether or not tuning in early will get you the awesome "WBC makes the world a safer, better, more diplomatic place" documentary.

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