Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Paul Williams' HBO Return: Ishida and Latimore Eyed

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com has been advised that former junior middleweight interm champion Nobuhiro Ishida (23-6-2) and former title challenger Deandre Latimore (22-3) are under serious consideration to face former champion Paul Williams on July 9th. The fight will be Williams first since his 2nd round TKO loss to Sergio Martinez this past November.

Ishida was a virtual unknown to U.S. fans until his 1st knockout of the heavily favored James Kirkland on April 9th.  Isjida dropped Kirkland three times in the first round in route to the victory.

In his previous fight, Ishida lost a split decision to Saul Alvarez's lesser known brother Rigoberto Alvarez in his home country of Mexico. 

Latimore is the more well known fighter in the United States.  His upset knockout victory over Sechew Powell in June of 2008 on ESPN Friday Night Fights propelled him to a title shot versus former two division champion Cory Spinks.

Latimore came close to capturing the championship strap when he dropped Spinks in the 1st round of their title fight. Spinks ultimately captured the vacant IBF belt when he narrowly won a  split decision in a bout that was broadcast by Showtime.

Send questions or comments to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by b0ndsj0ns20 on 05-04-2011

I love how people think Ishida would be a legit opponent. I love Kirkland but that loss was about him having major issues not Ishida being this knockout artist. PW would crush him and it wouldn't be close. Now Latimore…

Comment by STRUGG on 05-04-2011

all the best to PWILL...........lets see if he still has some..........

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 05-04-2011

Sen on the Punisher!

Comment by badass316 on 05-04-2011

LOL... I have nothing but respect for Paul but imagine if Ishida waxed him like he did Kirkland. Actually the possibility of it happening has already piqued my interest in this fight :lol1:

Comment by MrClutch85 on 05-04-2011

P-Will will beat both of these guys so to me it doesn't matter which one is chosen can't wait to see the Punisher in action again

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (32)
Top Headlines Thurman: My Power, Speed Will Rise Above Garcia's 'Swiftness' DeGale-Jack Drew an Average of 454,000 Viewers on Showtime Thurman Hopes He and Garcia Can Draw 8 Million Viewers on CBS Cuadras Warns: Chocolatito Was Afraid, Rungvisai Might KO Him! Rob Brant's Ring Return Moves on With Late Replacement Keith Thurman to Danny Garcia: You’re Getting Knocked Out Badou Jack Vacates WBC Title, Officially Moves Up To 175-Pounds Video: Angel Garcia Talks Keith Thurman Unification Video: Keith Thurman Breaks Down Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Photos: Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman - Tense Face To Face in NY Video: Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Sound Off on Keith Thurman Video: SHO's Espinoza Discusses Future Fights on Network, More DeGale: Mayweather Talks Rubbish, Has Big Ego, All About Him Eddie Hearn Discusses The Status of Kell Brook vs. Amir Khan Photos: Michael Conlan - New York City Presser For Pro Debut Jordan Thompson Inks Frank Warren Deal Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis Finalized For April 1 Showdown Groves' Trainer Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Status of Chudinov Fight CBS to Air Garcia-Thurman; Announcement at Press Conference Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Nordic Fight Night Bouts Michael Conlan vs. Tim Ibarra Ticket Information Billy Joe Saunders Links Up With Adam Booth After Tibbs Split Manny Pacquiao's Career Could Extend Beyond 2017, Says Arum Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder is a Fraud; Highly Doubt He Fights Me Broner: Fighting Spence Would Be "Foolish" for Crawford's Career Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin-Jacobs, Canelo-Chavez, More Lawrence Okolie Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Jamie Cox: I Would Beat Eubank Jr. and Quinlan in The Same Night! Farrell Hungry To Produce Champions, Excited for McCrory Link Up Chisora To Whyte: Forget Wilder, You Need To Face Me Again J. Mayweather No Longer Convinced That Golovkin Beats Canelo Veteran Judge: Horn Has No Real Talent, Pacquiao By KO in 3 To 4 Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis, WBC Title, in Play For April 1 Adam Lopez: I Have Everything it Takes To Get My Shot Marquez: Chavez Jr. Must First Defeat The Weight, Then Canelo Arum Provides Update on Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Event Photos: Michael Conlan Hits New York City For MSG Presser Golovkin vs. Jacobs: Ryan Martin Eyed For The Undercard Nate Diaz Expected To Receive Boxing License, Heading To TMT? Loeffler: Insurance is a Non-Issue For Golovkin vs. Jacobs
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement