Boxer Paul Williams Paralyzed In Motorcycle Accident
Paul Williams, 30, a.k.a. The Punisher, had an accident on his motorcycle on Sunday morning in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, where he was on his way to attend his brother's wedding.
Williams reportedly severed his spinal cord after being thrown from his motorcycle after he swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle, according to Williams' trainer George Peterson, according to the Detroit Free Press.
"I don't know the specifics about the spinal cord being severed. I do know that I've been told by George that he will never walk again, and it makes it hard for me to believe that it's not something Paul can overcome," Dan Goosen, Williams' promoter, told USA Today the day after the accident.
"They're having the surgery on Wednesday to kind of protect the body movement above the waist, and hopefully by some miracle and some prayers, he's able to overcome the odds that are against him right now."
Williams is not the type of boxer — or person — who goes down without a fight, according to Peterson. "He's 100 percent coherent and still has the will to want to get back on the motorcycle." Peterson says that Williams is expected to make a statement sometime after his surgery "because he's that kind of person."
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