Fan Prediction: Paul Williams Will Find Redemption

Photo: Will HartThe last time we saw Paul Williams at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, he was falling face down onto the canvas, the victim of a vicious straight left hand from Sergio Martinez. Can he return to the scene of that devastating KO and retake his place near the top of the fight game? We asked you, and a whopping 82 percent responded that Erislandy Lara will be the first stop on Williams' comeback trail. Here's a sampling of what you had to say:

  • I like Lara,but it may be too early for him to be in their with the likes of P. Williams ,especially coming off an upset K.O. loss. We will see,...but it may be too big for,Lara at this stage. – Phillip B. (Facebook)
  • Paul Williams will win but he is going to struggle.  - @RegRoundTree (Twitter)
  • I believe Williams has not recovered from the KO by Martinez yet.. That was brutal! – Mae A.(Facebook)
  • Lara is gonna get PUNISHED by Paul!!! Williams by UD – Karl J. (Facebook)
  • Gotta go with Paul on this 1.His freak loss to Martinez doesn't reflect his true greatness.I got Paul 4 the win. - @GoldenCappedPen (Twitter)
  • This is a huge step up for Lara.  Before suffering a one punch KO, P-Dizzle was considered an elite fighter.  Lara is basically still a prospect who suffered with C Class competition.  His amatuer pedigree is as good as it gets.  So this will be a true test as to whether he's the goods.  Hopefully Dizzle doesn't have lingering effects from as devastating a KO as I've seen.  Should be a solid matchup.- Hit King  (HBO.com)
  • Lara by decision. PWill's constant punching is just the medicine for an accurate Lara who too often doesn't let his hands go. - @oldstylin (Twitter)
  • P. Williams gon take it back to basics, stay active and keep Lara at bay. UD Paul. – Derek C. (Facebook)