Boxer Paralyzed in Marietta Motorcycle Crash

Boxer Paul Williams severed his spinal cord and cannot move from the waist down.

Boxer Paul Williams was left paralyzed after a Sunday motorcycle crash in Marietta on South Marietta Parkway near Atlanta Road, according to the Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press and Marietta Police.

Williams was traveling east on South Marietta Parkway at a high speed on a modified sport motorcycle, according to . The motorcycle could not negotiate a curve and crashed into an embankment. 

Williams severed his spinal cord and cannot move from the waist down, the LA Times reports.

Williams, a fighter known as "The Punisher," is from Aiken, S.C. He was in metro Atlanta to attend his brother's wedding.

Williams, 30, was scheduled to fight super-welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Sept. 15 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, according to the Imperial Valley Press and Boston Herald.

He was transported by Metro Ambulance to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in serious condition. The boxer will undergo surgery Wednesday in an attempt to stabilize the healthy upper half of his spine by putting a protective wall around it, the Boston Herald reports.

Charges are pending at this time; however, this case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer David Auld at 770-794-5352.  

Michael Mims May 29, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Man oh man! I'm sorry to hear about this! God Bless you Paul and your family...The same enthusiasm that made you a boxer will make you again 100% healthy to box again. Look to God for your strength and answers!


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