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Welterweight titlist Williams to fight middleweight Kolle

Updated: September 3, 2008, 9:29 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Two months ago, welterweight titleholder Paul Williams was heavily involved in negotiations to move up in weight to challenge world middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik. Those talks stalled, but not Williams' desire to give the new weight class a try.

Williams (34-1, 25 KOs) will do just that when he moves from 147 to 160 pounds to face Andy Kolle in a 10-round bout Sept. 25 at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, Calif.

Also on the card, heavyweight contender Cristobal Arreola (24-0, 21 ...

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