Sunday, February 10, 2008
Quintana Beats Williams, Wins WBO Title!
Puerto Rican Carlos Quintana won the WBO Welterweight title by unanimous decision over Defending Champion Paul Williams in Temecula, California, and broadcast on HBO Saturday Night. Quintana won 115-113, 116-112, and 116-112 on the judges score cards. The judges score cards were even after 8 rounds with Quintana winning the first 4 rounds and Williams winning 5th-8th. Quintana was able to open up cuts over Williams' eyes in the eighth and ninth rounds. Quintana was able to use that to his advantage by hitting Williams with his left hand. Williams mounted a comeback in the 12th, but was too little too late for the champion. Quintana improved to 25-1 with 19 knockouts. Williams, from Aiken, S.C., dropped to 33-1 with 24 KOs.