By David "Los Gatos" Rosenberg
Junior middleweight Erislandy Lara is red hot. After reading a recent story on BoxingScene.com regarding their fight from July, Lara (15-1, 10KOs) exploded with venom at Paul "The Punisher" Williams (40-2, 27KOs). In their July fight, Williams won a close twelve round majority decision. The scores were 114-114, 116-114 and 115-114. Williams returns on February 18th against upset king Nobuhiro Ishida (24-6-2, 9KOs) of Japan. Lara fights a week earlier on February 11th against Ronald Hearns.
While there were a lot of people who felt Lara deserved the victory, but Williams is confident the right man won. Williams felt that he pushed the entire fight while Lara was doing a lot of running.
"Who told this guy to keep talking? Shut up! You got your *ss beat for twelve rounds hard. Roy Jones kept tell you to retire [during the broadcast]. Stop talking about the fight and let's run it back if your pretty little heart desires. How about that Paula Abdul, stop singing and start fighting. I'm tired of this guy. I'm losing tons of respect for him. As a matter fact when I look at the fight I realize how terrible your skills are and how [trainer George] Peterson was telling you 'son we need a knockout.' So before you mention my name ever again make sure you say 'that boy Lara beat my motherf***ing *ss and my momma seen it, my wife seen it, my whole family in Carolina seen it. You know know what I'm sayin?"