Aiken native and premier pugilist Paul "The Punisher" Williams has spent most of his recent career in pursuit of a big-name boxer willing to match gloves with him. It appears that Williams may finally have his chance on April 11. Williams and trainer George Peterson confirmed on Monday that the interim WBO light middleweight title holder and two-time WBO welterweight champion will face Ronald "Winky" Wright in a non-title middleweight bout in early April. The site has yet to be determined. "I'm (ready) to get back to the ring and put on another show," Williams said. "(Wright's) a big name, big guy, but I'm prepared to go out there and do what I've been doing. "(The difficulty in getting high-end fights) forces us to (fight at middleweight)," Williams said when asked about moving from weight class to weight class between fights. "If we wouldn't have moved up, I'd still be waiting for a fight." Williams (36-1, 27 KO) has fought in three different weight classes in his last three fights; he fought in the welterweight division in his opening-round WBO welterweight title victory over Carlos Quintana on June 7, 2008, in the middleweight division in his opening-round victory over Andy Kolle on Sept. 25 and defeated Verno Phillips for the interim WBO light middleweight belt on Nov. 29. Williams' upcoming fight against the veteran Wright (51-4-1, 25 KO), though, might be the Punisher's toughest test yet. Wright lost his last fight - a 12-round decision to Bernard Hopkins in a light heavyweight bout. "(Wright)'s a Hall of Fame fighter, no doubt about it," Peterson said. "His record will tell you that, but he only fights the best." Another intriguing aspect of the fight might be the fact that both pugilists are left-handed, which may neutralize one of Williams' advantages. Still, there's no denying the fact that Williams will bring a three-bout knockout streak to the table, as well as his 82-inch reach, which serves to keep many opponents away from the Punisher. "My gameplan is to basically do what I've been doing," Williams said. "I don't worry about what he's going to do - we know he'll come out fighting. "This is a big opportunity against a Hall of Fame fighter," Williams added. "I'm looking forward to this."