Wild Card Boxing Club Consensus on Paul Williams - Kermit Cintron
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing (May 12, 2010) Special to Doghouse Boxing (Photo © German Villasenor)  
As I made my way into the Wild Card Boxing Club this afternoon, I saw the group of regular trainers (sans Freddie Roach, who is in New York) huddled up around a lap-top taking a look at the bizarre ending of the Paul Williams-Kermit Cintron fight this past weekend. And it was unanimous, everyone there (the large majority who had boxed at some level and had been in the sport for years) all believed that Cintron lept outta the ring like Superman in a single bound on purpose.

They all think he wanted out, for whatever reason.

A point was made to me by one trainer, not only did Cintron seem to have pretty good control of his body as he planted his foot and jumped through the ropes, but he told me that boxers, who have any type of experience, instinctively know where they are, and know when they are in danger of leaving the ring. He wonders why Cintron didn’t extend his arms or kick out his legs to try and get tangled in the ropes somehow. That’s a good point.

I was also reminded yesterday that Cintron was a standout wrestler in high school, those guys are taught how to fall and land as safely as they can. And in watching the replay, it seems as though Cintron did actually land on the table and yet, somehow, still found his way to the concrete.

Even before the statements of the ringside doctor, Paul Wallace, folks in the sport, weren’t buying Cintron’s story.

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