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Paul Williams earns victory

Updated: July 10, 2011, 1:36 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Paul Williams won a majority decision over Erislandy Lara on Saturday night in the former two-division champion's contentious return to Boardwalk Hall.

The sparse crowd showered the ring with boos when the decision was announced for Williams (40-2, 28 KOs), who hadn't fought since his devastating knockout loss to Sergio Martinez last November.

"He was a tough customer," Williams said. "He came to fight."

Lara (15-1) is a former Cuban amateur star ...

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