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Paul Williams in Motor Cycle Accident: Likely Paralyzed from Accident

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - NOVEMBER 20:  Paul Williams enters the ring before his fight against Sergio Martinez for the Middleweight Championship fight on November 20, 2010 at The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Henry MartinSenior Analyst IMay 28, 2012

Earlier this afternoon news broke that Paul "The Punisher" Williams, a former multiple title holder, has been in a motorcycle accident in Atlanta Sunday morning. According to WRDW 12 news, he is now in the hospital prepping for surgery to try and stabilize the healthy half of his spine. 

Nothing is really clear about his condition right now, but it seems that Williams may be paralyzed from the waist down. 

There is no doubt now that the pay-per-vew fight between him and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will be called off.

This is very heartbreaking news as Williams was on his way back into boxing.

A former champion with a record of 41-2-0 with 27 KOs, he holds victories over notable opponents such as Sergio Martinez, Antonio Margarito and Ronald Wright.

He revived his career with a controversial decision win over Erislandy Lara, and a dominating win over Nobuhiro Ishida, the man who defeated James Kirkland.

This is also coming at the heel of news that former boxing start Johnny Tapia was found dead in his home yesterday.

It is a very sad time for boxing. No way does Paul Williams deserve something like this to happen to him. Hopefully his surgery goes well and he has a fast and successful recovery. 

My heart goes out to him and his family.

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