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Freddie Roach Gives His Opinion on Williams vs Lara

By Robert Morales

Trainer Freddie Roach has no stake in Erislandy Lara or Paul Williams, so it was interesting to hear his perspective on last Saturday's controversial fight, where Williams was awarded a twelve round majority decision win at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

"It was a sloppy fight," Roach said. "Williams slapped his way through it and Lara landed the bigger shots. Just watching it, not really scoring the fight or watching it constantly, it looked like Lara won the fight."

Then again, Roach spoke like he wasn't shocked it went to Williams.

"But one thing about some judges, they like aggressive people - the guys that come forward - and they give them a lot of credit for that even though they get hit a lot," Roach said. "So I can see why they maybe stole that fight from him (Lara) because the one thing about the Cuban guys, they're counter-punchers and it's hard to win sometimes when you're a counter-puncher unless you knock a guy out.

"I'm not saying he (Williams) won the fight. Lara still looked like he won the fight. But again, I didn't watch every minute of that fight because it was kind of a disappointing fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 07-14-2011

I wouldn't be surprised if williams loses his next fight by k.o.

Comment by Bushbaby on 07-14-2011

[QUOTE=davidoff;10838777]You're embarrassing yourself. First you turned it into a bash against Roach, when in fact he made points which so many others have made on the forum over the past week. And secondly, Roach's opinion is written about as writers…

Comment by Stl_Buay on 07-14-2011

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;10838682]If I wasn't talking to u,do me a favor & just ignore me thanks.Because Clottey,margarito,Mosley or a welterweight Marquez didn't to a damn thing to end up fighting him.[/QUOTE] Strong Latino and or Afro American following and those fighter sell…

Comment by davidoff on 07-14-2011

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;10838514]1st off,let me get this outa the way.The Punisher lost that fight.By Lara's clean effective punches,period.But as far as Roaches opinion goes,it shouldn't even be anything written about it.It does have have something to do with him.He does have a…

Comment by Bushbaby on 07-14-2011

[QUOTE=Stl_Buay;10838665]What reasonable offer was made to Manny vs. Williams that Manny turned down??? Wait all day on that one Williams promoters know that they couldn't bring anything to the table as far as $$$, Live gate and PPV sales. Williams…

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