Paul Williams ekes out shaky decision

Updated: July 12, 2011, 12:24 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Whether you think Paul Williams won or not -- and many in the crowd and on press row at Boardwalk Hall's Adrian Phillips Ballroom on Saturday night most certainly did not -- one thing is clear: He is not the same fighter he once was.

Williams, trying to rebound from a massive knockout loss, claimed a controversial 12-round majority decision against Erislandy Lara in a junior middleweight bout, the crowd of 2,176 booing lustily when the decision was read.

Williams, ...

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