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 Last update:  7/10/2012       Read more by Keith Idec         
   
Erislandy Lara is Praying For Paul Williams To Walk Again
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By Keith Idec

Monday marked the one-year anniversary of one of the worst decisions in recent boxing history.

But as much as Erislandy Lara’s “loss” to Paul Williams last July 9 in Atlantic City stalled Lara’s career, the Cuban-born southpaw knows a disputed defeat in the ring pales in comparison to what Williams lost during a May 27 motorcycle accident in Marietta, Ga. Like so many others involved in boxing, Lara prays that the partially paralyzed Williams will walk again.

“You never want to see that happen to anyone,” said Lara (17-1-1, 11 KOs), who was on the wrong end of a maligned majority decision in a 12-round WBC junior middleweight elimination match against Williams (41-2, 27 KOs). “It’s a really sad story. I wish him all the luck in the world. He just has to keep pushing forward. Life is bigger than boxing. He’s got his kids, he’s got his family and I want him to go on and have a great life.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com.

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Lol
comment by aces725, on 07-11-2012
[QUOTE=East]You've obviously never been in the ring! You judge fights based on what the commentators are saying. Did you ask for the Pacquiao/ Marquez judges to be suspended? I didn't think so....[/QUOTE] Lmao! Dude PAC/Marquez was a close fight even tho I thought Marquez won as well it wasn't...

comment by DannYankee09, on 07-10-2012
Well said, i hope he walks again, he was one of the few fighters who had the balls to fight people because they where the best not because of their fan following and all that bs excuses that other boxers come up with nowadays wish him the best.

comment by kill the body, on 07-10-2012
Yes sir,very well said and supported.

comment by chubano, on 07-10-2012
As cuban I am a Lara' fan, but I saw the fight vs Williams closer than most of the people, Williams took some punches but he was on the attack all the time and also landed some good volume. I think Lara won it, but it was a close fight. All the best for Williman, God help you to walk again.

Lara is a class act and.......
comment by MASTER1454, on 07-10-2012
Get well Paul! Both - Salute!

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