Paul Williams vs. Nobuhiro Ishida: Live Round-by-Round Results and Review

Ramses AlvarezCorrespondent IIFebruary 18, 2012

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - NOVEMBER 20:  Paul Williams enters the ring before his fight against Sergio Martinez for the Middleweight Championship fight on November 20, 2010 at The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Paul Williams (40-2, 27 KOs) and Nobuhiro Ishida (24-6-2, 9 KOs) headline Showtime's Championship Boxing card. 

The two fighters couldn't be at more different crossroads in their careers.

Paul Williams is looking to reclaim the moniker of "the most feared man in boxing." Williams is looking for a dominating performance after a lack-luster outing against Cuban Erislandy Lara. Williams has not been the same boxer since suffering a vicious TKO loss against Sergio Martinez. A win tonight would be a step in the right direction.

One year ago, Nobuhiro Ishida was not known to the boxing world outside of Japan. In April 2011, he was hand picked to fight hard punching James Kirkland in Las Vegas. He shocked the boxing world by knocking the highly regarded Kirkland out in the 1st round. Tonight, he looks for another upset with a win over Williams.

The action takes place in Corpus Christi, Texas tonight at 10 p.m. EST.