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Pavlik-Williams title fight is off

Updated: October 21, 2009, 6:10 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

The staph infection in a finger on the left hand of middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik still has not healed, so his Dec. 5 title defense against Paul Williams was called off again on Wednesday.

"It's the same finger giving him problems. They told me he can't make a fist," Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said. "It's getting better and better but it's going a little slow. So, we'll see."

It's the second time the bout -- the centerpiece of HBO's boxing schedule for the end of the year -- has ...

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