Most likely one of the worst nightmares professional athletes have has happened to boxer Paul Williams. After surviving a motorcycle accident near Atlanta, Paul Williams is now paralyzed from the waist down.
Paul Williams’ manager, George Peterson, told reporters yesterday that following a serious motorcycle accident near Atlanta, Paul Williams suffered an injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. The accident occurred Sunday at 7 a.m. as the boxer was returning from his brother’s bachelor party. On Monday he was supposed to enjoy good times at his brother’s wedding instead of spending time in the hospital.
Peterson said that Paul Williams “got separated from the motorcycle and must have gone about 65 feet in the air”. The accident was caused by a man driving a car on the inside lane but was paying more attention to his cell phone than the road. With Paul Williams “doing about 75 mph on the motorcycle” when he hit the ground “he came down on his back and when he came down on his back, of course he severed his spinal cord”.
“He’s paralyzed from the waist down” explained Peterson and added that “in terms of him walking again…that will never happen”.
As the manager told reporters, Williams seems to be in good spirits despite the fact chances are he’ll never walk again and that his boxing career just ended. “As I was walking out of the door to talk to you, he said, ‘Believe me, if I don’t ever box again, I’m going to do some stand-up comedy.’ He’s not suffering” said Peterson.
Dan Goossen, Williams’ promoter told the Daily News his boxer had a few hobbies he wasn’t so sure off, and motorcycling was one of them. “We’ve been together for many, many years. It’s shocking. That’s the best way I can describe it. I’m sitting here not grasping it yet”.
At the moment, the media has been cut off the name of the hospital where Paul Williams is currently in. But as his manager explained, this Wednesday, Paul Williams is going to make give statement:
“I know he’s going to make a statement after surgery on Wednesday, because he’s that kind of person. He’s 100 percent coherent and still has the will to want to get back on the motorcycle”.