Awful news from the world of Boxing. Paul Williams, one of my favorite fighters, was paralyzed from the waist down after a motorcycle accident. I wish Paul the best. What a bummer, he was one of the most exciting and tough fighters out there.
ATLANTA — Boxer Paul Williams was paralyzed from the waist down Sunday after being involved in a motorcycle crash in the Atlanta suburbs and doctors said it is unlikely he will continue his career, his manager, George Peterson, said Monday.
“From the waist down, he has absolutely no movement. He’s in very good spirits, though,” Peterson told The Associated Press from his home in Aiken, S.C. “He still believes he’s going to fight again.”
Williams severed his spinal cord after falling on his back and head when he was thrown from his motorcycle Sunday morning in Marietta, Ga., Peterson said. Williams has been listed in serious but stable condition on Monday at an undisclosed hospital.