HBO Rejects Ishida vs Williams: Williams To Fight Lara Next

Former world welterweight champion Paul Williams makes his return on July 9th to fight Cuban boxer Erislandy Lara. The two will get in the ring in Atlantic City, N. J.

Paul Williams

Williams (39-2, 27 KOs) is making his comeback after a second-round knockout loss to Sergio Martinez in November. Lara (15-0-1, 10 KO) is also coming off  a rocky performance in March against Carlos Molina which ended in a draw.  Williams and Lara have a lot to prove when they get back in the ring to face eachother.

Erislandy Lara

Williams was initially suppose to fight Nobuhiro Ishida, but HBO pulled the plug , rejecting Ishida as a main-event fighter.