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 Last update:  12/26/2011       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Paul Williams: I Brought The Fight To Lara, While He Ran
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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.

Tags: Erislandy Lara , Paul Williams , Williams-Lara , Williams vs Lara


 

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comment by Cassius Liston, on 12-27-2011
Lara schooled Williams brutally

comment by VatoMulatto, on 12-26-2011
[QUOTE=Mike Haynes]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] The judges were suspended for a reason. Lara was r...

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 much that i was really feeling sorry for Williams by the End of the Fight. PWill has a Fighters ...

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 of his trainer tbh i appreciate the fact that he has been with him his...

comment by Cubanborn87, on 12-26-2011
[QUOTE=Mike Haynes]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 he was like 20 pounds lighter? anywa...

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