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Eugenia Williams wins libel suit

Updated: January 25, 2002, 1:58 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- An American boxing judge won a libel suit Friday against a British tabloid newspaper, which alleged she may have taken money to score in favor of Evander Holyfield in his heavyweight title bout against Lennox Lewis.

The fight on March 13, 1999, was ruled a draw. Lewis won a rematch later that year.

A British trial court awarded Eugenia Williams "substantial damages" from the Mirror Group Newspapers. The exact sum was not disclosed.

The newspaper group also apologized ...

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