Boxer Paul 'The Punisher' Williams Most Likely Paralyzed After Motorcycle Wreck

Jorge Alarcon-SwabyCorrespondent IMay 28, 2012

LAS VEGAS - APRIL 11:  Paul Williams gestures as he is introduced before his middleweight bout against Winky Wright  at the Mandalay Bay Events Center April 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Williams won by unanimous decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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UPDATE: Ringmagazine: Williams' manager: Williams is in an excellent frame of mind, but has been told he will never walk again.

The world of boxing is saddened by more bad news in just two days. 

Yesterday we reported that boxing legend Johnny Tapia was found dead at his house in his Albuquerque home, he was 45 years old. 

Today, more bad news just came in from Atlanta, GA which reports that former WBO Welterweight and Middle Champion Paul "The Punisher" Williams was involved in motorcycle accident and is most likely paralyzed from the waist down.

His Manager George Peterson told the local News 12 channel that Williams is scheduled for surgery this Wednesday.

Williams has been part of many big fights dating back to his big win over Antonio Margarito in 2007.  He would go on to defeat such champions as Winky Wright, Sergio Martínez, Kermit Cintron, Carlos and Quintana

He has had several bumps in his boxing career during the last two years in which he lost fights to Sergio Martinez and Erislandy Lara. 

Williams was schedule to face Mexican Saul Alvarez on Sept. 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for WBC Light Middleweight title.  A fight that would put his career back on track with a victory and earn him a very nice pay check regardless of the results.

That bout is most likely canceled and Williams now faces a much tougher fight, a fight for his life and well being. 

Our prayers and toughs are with Williams and his family.

Get well champ !

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