CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Paul Williams earned a bizarre victory Saturday night when Kermit Cintron wasn't allowed to continue after tumbling through the ropes and landing on a ringside table early in the fourth round.
The 154-pound bout ended with Cintron strapped to a stretcher and wearing a neck brace, though he wanted to get up and keep fighting.
Williams, an Aiken native, was awarded a technical victory by split decision because he led on 2 of the three judges' scorecards.
Williams and Cintron exchanged big shots in the early moments of the round before Williams connected with a punch and tried to clinch. When Williams slipped and fell to the canvas, Cintron tripped over Williams' leg and went headfirst through the ropes, hitting a monitor on the table.