Memorial Day traffic is a terrible thing, and no one knows that more than professional boxer Paul Williams. One of the most unusual righters in the sport, considering he’s 6’2 and fights at welterweight (147 pounds), Williams has long been a boxing sensation and has struggled routinely to get matchups during his career. Well, it appears that that career is over now. Boxer Paul Williams has been paralyzed following a motorcycle accident that took place in Marietta, Georgia.
Williams, who was on his motorcycle, was negotiating his way through traffic early Sunday morning when he lost control. In one lane, a car was making a turn; in the other lane, a car was coming towards Williams. During the swerving, he lost control of his motorcycle, hit the ground, and ended up severing his spinal cord. Williams is now paralyzed from the waist down, though he has movement from the waist up. He is in serious but stable condition at an undisclosed hospital.
“Right now, there’s no thinking about any fights right now except for the fight that’s facing Paul right now — to get movement back in his body and keep the movement that’s above his waist,” said promoter Dan Goossen, who added that Williams’ upcoming fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has been cancelled. ”I want to think along with him, ’cause I’ve seen him do things in his boxing career that shouldn’t have happened.”
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