Former world welterweight champion Paul Williams has been involved in a motorcycle accident near Atlanta that could mean he is unable to walk again.
The 30-year-old has been left paralysed from the waist down and doctors are unsure whether Williams will ever be able to walk again because of the sever injuries to his spinal cord.
"He's in very good spirits, though," said George Peterson, Williams' trainer. "He still believes he's going to fight again."
Williams was scheduled to face exciting Mexican prospect Saul 'El Canelo' Alvarez on September 15 in Las Vegas, but the bout has been cancelled and the focus is purely on helping him recover.
“Right now, there's no thinking about any fights right now except for the fight that's facing Paul right now — to get movement back in his body and keep the movement that's above his waist,” said Dan Goossen, the promoter of Williams.
Williams is a former welterweight and super middleweight world champion and was involved in one of the most exciting bouts of 2009 when he beat Sergio Martinez over 12 rounds.
We want his fans to know he's going to be all right and he'll be back,” Peterson said. “He said if he wasn't going to be boxing, he's going to be a standup comedian.”