Boxer Paul Williams was injured in a motorcycle accident on Monday near Atlanta. The 30-year old is said to have no feeling below his waist. It’s believed he’s severed his spinal cord and doctors are unsure if he’ll ever be able to walk again.
Williams apparently swerved to avoid contact with a vehicle Sunday and lost control of his motorcycle. The boxer is scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday that will aim to stabilize the healthy upper half of his spine by putting a protective wall around it.
The 6-foot-1 Williams (41-2, 27 knockouts) defined himself as an active punching southpaw who could fight anywhere between welterweight and middleweight. He was scheduled to fight on September 15th against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the MGM in Las Vegas. Williams was in Atlanta for his brother’s wedding.
Prayers up for Paul Williams on his recovery.