Two-time welterweight titleholder Paul Williams has remained active since suffering a career-ending motorcycle accident at the age of 30 in May of 2012 that rendered him paralyzed from the waist down, according to his former trainer George Peterson.
Paul Williams has accepted in invitation from WBC junior middleweight beltholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to be ringside for his defense against Josesito Lopez on Sept. 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Former two-time welterweight titleholder Paul Williams is able to move himself from his bed to a wheelchair in the wake of a May 27 motorcyle accident that rendered him paralyzed from the waist down.
Paul Williams: “They told me there is a very slight chance of walking because the spine was, like, crushed or whatever…but as far as me walking and all of that, it’s all on me. I’m going to be walking. I know that. That’s how I feel.”
Manager George Peterson describes Paul Williams as being in an “excellent frame of mind” despite his involvement in a motorcycle accident on Sunday that has left the fighter paralyzed from the waist down, hospitalized and in anticipation of surgery.
Paul Williams, who faces right-handed Nobuhiro Ishida on Showtime on Saturday, denies having problems with southpaws even though he struggled with southpaw Erislandy Lara and was KO’d by left-handed Sergio Martinez recently.
While HBO’s Larry Merchant was “shocked” by the California State Athletic Commision’s ruling Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson a no-contest, ESPN’s Dan Rafael called it “the right decision.”
Saul Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will make title defenses on Sept. 17, Paul Williams’ vulnerability encourages rivals and promoter Dan Goossen experiences two earthquakes in a day.