Difference between revisions of "Paul Williams vs. Erislandy Lara"

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*[[Paul Williams]] 39-2 (27 KOs) vs. [[Erislandy Lara]] 15-0-1 (10 KOs)
 
*[[Paul Williams]] 39-2 (27 KOs) vs. [[Erislandy Lara]] 15-0-1 (10 KOs)
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* Williams entered as the # 4 middleweight in the world according to [[The Ring Magazine]]. Lara, a 2.8/1 betting underdog [http://msn.foxsports.com/boxing/odds/moneyline], was unranked by the same publication. [http://ringtv.craveonline.com/ratings/middleweight]
 
*Williams and HBO originally agreed to a main-event bout with [[Nobuhiro Ishida]], who was coming of a big upset win over then-undefeated [[James Kirkland]]. After receiving criticism for the matchup, however, HBO withdrew its approval. [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=6564489]
 
*Williams and HBO originally agreed to a main-event bout with [[Nobuhiro Ishida]], who was coming of a big upset win over then-undefeated [[James Kirkland]]. After receiving criticism for the matchup, however, HBO withdrew its approval. [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=6564489]
 
*Williams entered the fight coming off a brutal 2nd round knockout loss to [[Sergio Gabriel Martinez]]. Lara entered having been held in his previous bout to an upset draw by fringe contender [[Carlos Molina]].
 
*Williams entered the fight coming off a brutal 2nd round knockout loss to [[Sergio Gabriel Martinez]]. Lara entered having been held in his previous bout to an upset draw by fringe contender [[Carlos Molina]].

Revision as of 00:55, 10 July 2011

2011-07-09 : Paul Williams 153½ lbs beat Erislandy Lara 153 lbs by MD in round 12 of 12

Notes

Paul Williams vs. Erislandy Lara (poster).jpg
  • Paul Williams 39-2 (27 KOs) vs. Erislandy Lara 15-0-1 (10 KOs)
  • Williams entered as the # 4 middleweight in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Lara, a 2.8/1 betting underdog [1], was unranked by the same publication. [2]
  • Williams and HBO originally agreed to a main-event bout with Nobuhiro Ishida, who was coming of a big upset win over then-undefeated James Kirkland. After receiving criticism for the matchup, however, HBO withdrew its approval. [3]
  • Williams entered the fight coming off a brutal 2nd round knockout loss to Sergio Gabriel Martinez. Lara entered having been held in his previous bout to an upset draw by fringe contender Carlos Molina.