Williams-Lara: Three Judges Worked Heavy on Fight Night

By Lem Satterfield

The the three judges for Saturday night's controversial majority decision by Paul Williams over fellow southpaw Erislandy Lara worked five of the seven bouts that took place prior to their participation in Williams-Lara main event.

The trio also worked the swing bout following the main event, according to an official list obtained by from the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

Could fatigue have been a factor?

Below is a listing of the fights that they are known to have judged, and the order of the nine bouts on the card.

John Lennox TKO 4 Donnie Crawford --  Hilton Whitaker, Al Bennett, Don Givens

Brandon Quarles SD 4 Corey Preston -- Hilton Whitaker, Al Bennett, Don Givens

Thomas Lamanna TKO 1 Reggie Jenkins -- Hilton Whitaker, Al Bennett, Don Givens

Denis Douglin UD 6 Philip McCants -- Hilton Whitaker, Al Bennett, Don Givens

Jhonny Gonzalez TKO 4 Tomas Villa --  Julie Lederman, Alan Rubenstein, John McKaie

Chris Arreola UD 12 -- Hilton Whitaker, Al Bennett, Don Givens

Rico Ramos KO 7 -- Barbara Perez, George Hill, John Stewart

Paul Williams MD 12 Erislandy Lara  -- Hilton Whitaker, Al Bennett, Don Givens

Cornelius White -- Dhafir Smith -- Hilton Whitaker, Al Bennett, Don Givens

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 07-15-2011

[QUOTE=Medved;10840272][IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] Aside from the fact that these so-called judges botched (intentionally?) the scoring of the Lara-Williams fight, I'm further amazed by the way they saw the second half of the bout. As Harold Lederman has said, anyone can miss a…

Comment by 15 Rounds on 07-15-2011

Agree :bsflag: and i also heard they got suspended :bs2: ur kidding they shouldve got fired! Paul Williams he has 2 more fights but i only see 1 more in him either against Lara or Martinez sad cuz Paul Williams…

Comment by Zocalo on 07-14-2011

Yeah... you know it is harder to see punches landed later on at night... Pathetic... they should call it a ND, and never let them ref another meaningful fight ever again.

Comment by FloydTBE on 07-14-2011

thats bs , lara easy won

Comment by King Ju-Ju on 07-14-2011

so? williams got whooped so bad that there isnt an excuse that can save those judge asses. u can argue that thru 9rds, lara won eight of them. i had it like that, so did bob papa and ledderman had…

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