Dan Rafael of ESPN.com tweeted this evening that junior middleweights Paul Williams and Erislandy Lara appear headed for a January 21 double-header on Showtime, six months after their incredibly controversial fight against one another in Atlantic City.
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Following their fight, which everyone but Dan Goossen had Lara winning, there was some talk of a rematch, but nothing came of it. Neither has been back in the ring to date, and Williams (40-2, 27 KO) hasn't even had any serious chatter with his name attached. There was a rumor of a possible fight between Lara (15-1-1, 10 KO) and Sergiy Dzinziruk, but nothing came of it.
No opponents or venue have been set for the January 21 card, but Carlos Molina (19-4-2, 6 KO) was recently rumored as a possible opponent for Williams. Molina himself was involved in a much-debated fight with Lara in March, netting a draw on Friday Night Fights when many felt he deserved the win.
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Given the double-header idea, it might be wise to expect fights that will make Williams and Lara heavy favorites, with Showtime possibly trying to build to a rematch later in the year, perhaps in the summer months.