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Paul Williams-Erislandy Lara Reportedly Done For July 9

By Rick Reeno

Sources close to the situation have advised BoxingScene.com that a deal has been reached for a junior middleweight bout between Paul "The Punisher" Williams (39-2, 27KOs) and undefeated Erislandy Lara (15-0-1, 10KOs). The fight is going to take place on an HBO televised date of July 9. The network had previously approved, and then rejected, a fight between Williams and Nobuhiro Ishida of Japan.

On this very website, back on April 20th, Lara challenged Williams to a fight. The unbeaten Cuban wants redeem himself after fighting to a lackluster ten round draw against Carlos Molina back in March. Williams is also looking to redeem himself. The former champion returns for the first time since suffering a two round knockout defeat to Sergio Martinez back in November.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MJ406 on 05-20-2011

Lara might be in over his head here, but still a much better fight for P-Will than Ishida. and yeah probably too much criticism came from the 155 proposed catchweight with the Ishida fight .... but to all the people…

Comment by Mr Randy Watson on 05-20-2011

Pwill could outwork lara just like molina did... but if lara is on his game, he just might put on a boxing clinic. This fight is his proving ground for sure.

Comment by quique24 on 05-20-2011

LOl trips me out how some of you are boxing fans and never heard of Lara. lol

Comment by quique24 on 05-20-2011

I like this fight. Much better that a fight vs Ishida for sure. Lara is very capable of boxing circles around Paul.

Comment by size15shoe on 05-20-2011

Never even heard of Lara..Looking him up, he was on ESPN fighting some other dude Ive never heard of.. I still think Williams-Ishida would have been a better draw ratings-wise and a better scrap, but I guess HBO knows what…

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