Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Paul Williams: I Brought The Fight To Lara, While He Ran

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former champion Paul Williams doesn't understand the repeated comments regarding junior middleweight Erislandy Lara being robbed in their July fight. Williams (40-2, 27KOs) won a close twelve round majority decision over Lara (15-1, 10KOs), with many believing the Cuban fighter had done enough to win the fight. 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.

"Of course I beat Lara. Watch the fight again. I threw more punches, and landed more punches. What all of a sudden they don’t count body shots no more? He may have landed the clean “ohhh-wee” shots but I brought the fight to him the whole fight while he ran. I may have not got the “ohhh-wee” shots but I landed more shots, and threw more punches. I was busier," Williams told boxingtalk.com.

If both of them come through in February, Williams has no problem doing a rematch.

“There are always going to be close calls, close fights. I like when people talk bad about me because they motivate me. I have to take the good with the bad. Every day will not be a good day. I had an off night my last few fights, but the fight with Lara I pulled it off to get the win. If my manager and my team choose that fight for me, then of course I want to get back in the ring with him," Williams said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cassius Liston on 12-27-2011

Lara schooled Williams brutally

Comment by VatoMulatto on 12-26-2011

[QUOTE=Mike Haynes;11602205]Yeah....Lara the Lion....just stupid hate on your part. He didn't drop Paul ONCE, so you guys need to get over it. He wore Lara's running, headbutting ass down - [B]glad the judges recognize body punching. War P-Will!![/B][/QUOTE] The judges…

Comment by voneric on 12-26-2011

Williams is just as Delusional as his Trainer. I will agree it was a close fight but Williams did enough for a Draw at Most. Lara, who looked like Kid next to Paul, was landing those "OH WEE" shots so…

Comment by ghost deini on 12-26-2011

williams got out boxed and exposed again but with all that being said im interested in seeing his fights because they are usually quite eventful but he is delusional about where he's at in boxing right now don't think much…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 12-26-2011

[QUOTE=Mike Haynes;11602205]Yeah....Lara the Lion....just stupid hate on your part. He didn't drop Paul ONCE, so you guys need to get over it. He wore Lara's running, headbutting ass down - glad the judges recognize body punching. War P-Will!![/QUOTE] maybe cuz…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (42)
Top Headlines Roy Jones: Andre Ward's Place in Boxing History is Near The Top Daniel Jacobs Confident: I See Myself Stopping Canelo! Photos: Jermell Charlo Grinds in Camp For Erickson Lubin Photos: Wlodarczyk Putting in Hard Work For Murat Gassiev Liam Smith: When Williams Feels He's Come Unstuck - He'll Quit! Joseph Parker's Coach: Anthony Joshua's Style is Perfect For Us! Sandor Martin Promises To Take Down Anthony Yigit Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing Photos: Yunier Dorticos Crushes Dmitry Kudryashov in Two Photos: Jorge Linares Drops, Beats a Very Game Luke Campbell Hearn Reveals Big Plans For U.S. Market, Being a Force on HBO HBO's Lampley Explains: Golovkin is Slipping, He's Deteriorating Photos: Joseph Parker Retains, Majority Nod Over Hughie Fury Jorge Linares: I Would Like To Fight Mikey Garcia Next! Kautondokwa Ready To Send Saunders To Sleep in December Video: Eddie Hearn on Signing Daniel Jacobs, Expanding To U.S. Luke Campbell: I Outclassed Linares, I Landed The Clean Shots! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses HBO Deal, Canelo-Golovkin Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias, Jarrell Miller vs. TBA on November 11 Dorticos: Once I Landed, I Knew it Was Over - I Want Gassiev! Jorge Linares Drops Luke Campbell, Wins Split Decision Dorticos Smashes Kudryashov With Brutal KO in Two Rounds
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement