Tim Williams has been state middleweight champion for a little less than eight weeks and he already has had more opponents than most titleholders get in two years.
The problem: He could not get any of them into the ring.
When he won the title on the last day of September with an eighth-round knockout of Alex Ramos, Williams (13-3-1, 11 knockouts) talked about getting a fight with Michael Nunn, ranked fourth by the World Boxing Council.
That was just talk. Nunn has his sights set on a bigger belt than the one Williams is wearing.
Next, Williams, who lives in San Diego, was to fight the winner of a James Kinchen-Larry Musgrove fight.
But Kinchen pulled out. Fine, Williams' handlers said, their man would fight Musgrove.
Then Musgrove pulled out, claiming injury.
Williams finally will get into the ring Tuesday night at the Country Club in Reseda to make his first title defense--a scheduled 12-round fight against Roberto Rosiles of Blythe.