Numerous reports say that former world champion Paul "The Punisher" Williams has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that took place in Atlanta, GA. Williams's trainer George Peterson told WRDW-TV in Augusta, GA that Williams is paralyzed from the waist down and will undergo surgery on Wednesday. The surgery is supposed to help stabilize the upper half of his spine.
Peterson added that Williams was trying to avoid another vehicle and was thrown from his motorcycle. Peterson said Williams is in an Atlanta hospital and is conscious.
Williams trains in the DC area regularly to prepare for big fights. Peterson is a retired DC police officer. The two were scheduled to begin training soon for a bout with Saul Alvarez on September 15 for Alvarez's WBC Light Middleweight title.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the Williams family and camp.