Advertisement
Advertisement

Paul Williams is Resting After Long Surgical Procedure

Former welterweight champion Paul Williams’ promoter, Dan Goossen, says the boxer is resting Friday night following surgery to stabilize his spine.  The surgery lasted 6 ½ hours Friday night. Goossen said the surgery “went as planned” and doctors said they would talk with Williams about the procedure on Saturday.

The 30-year-old Williams severed his spinal cord when he was thrown from his motorcycle Sunday morning in Marietta, Ga. Police said he was driving too fast for conditions.

Williams’ manager, George Peterson, said the former champion is paralyzed from the waist down. He had been scheduled to fight Sept. 15 in Las Vegas against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Goossen said Williams has been talking and in good spirits as he predicted he would walk again.

Tags: Paul Williams image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lakers420 on 06-02-2012

I was really surprised that Canelo said he will be dedicating his fight to Paul Williams and his family. I have a whole level of respect for Canelo as young as he is this shows a lot of maturity and…

Comment by mathed on 06-02-2012

Get well Williams...we'll be pulling for you

Comment by ChestRockwell on 06-02-2012

Paul is the man. The sport of boxing took a huge blow losing PWill. I hope he still stays involved.

Comment by b0ndsj0ns20 on 06-02-2012

Paul is my hero. It makes me feel kinda pathetic complaining about my problems, which in the grand scheme of things are so minor. He's taking an upbeat attitude towards this, and if anyone can find a way to beat…

Comment by Bushbaby on 06-02-2012

It's just too bad he didn't have the fan base necessary when he was a welterweight. All the fights that didn't happen would have happened through him. We'd have an undisputed champ no doubt.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (23)
Top Headlines Joel Diaz: Bradley Had No Game Plan, Looked Lost and Confused Eubank Jr: Golovkin is Slow, Easy To Hit - His Power Can't Beat Me! Makabu Confident: Tony Bellew Has NOTHING Special For Me Frank Warren Slams David Haye's Recent Win, Briggs Fight Fury's Coach: Parker is a Very Serious Test For Anthony Joshua Steven Lewis Aims To Make Statement on Echo Arena Card Radmir Akhmediyev, Pablo Cruz Get Big Wins in Houston Povetkin Not Backing Down: We'll Do Everything To Get Wilder! Anthony Ogogo - Sauerland, De La Hoya Expect Big Things Tyrone Nurse Says Willie Limond Will Never Make it To Ricky Burns Arum Praises Pacquiao For Rejecting Offer To Fight in Olympics Roach Backs Canelo: Golovkin The Best, But Brings NO Money! Donnie Nietes, Raul Garcia Make Weight - Melindo is Way Over Photos: Shane Mosley, David Avanesyan Putting in Work For Battle Demetrius Andrade Focused: My Time's Gonna Come Photos/Weights: Jarrell Miller vs. Nick Guivas, Dela Torre, More Roach Feels Chavez Jr. - If in Shape - Could Test Gennady Golovkin Errol Spence: Vargas Will Need KO or Beat Brook's Ass To Win in UK Daniel Jacobs-Sergio Mora Rematch on The Horizon? Lucian Bute Reacts To Failed Drug Test, Will Open His B-Sample Bob Arum Offers To Stage Trump vs. Sanders Debate on PPV Cohen Feels Jarrell Miller is The Best Young American Heavyweight Deontay Wilder-Chris Arreola in Play For Summer Showdown Video: Joseph Diaz Discusses His Career, The Future, More Et Tu, Bute? Former Champ in Hot Water After Failing Drug Test Video: Sergio Mora Discusses Golovkin, Canelo, Jacobs, More Frank Warren: Not in a Million Years Does Eubank Jr. Beat Golovkin Phil Lo Greco-Joseph Elegele Tops PBC on Bounce, June 12th Lucian Bute Fails Drug Test, Positive For Ostarine in Jack Draw Gerald Washington: Deontay Wilder Title Fight is 'Very Possible' Abril, Foreman Broadway Boxing Double: Full Card Details Provodnikov's Promoter Not Surprised His Fighter Went To SHO Hedi Taouab, Legendary Matchmaker Passes Away at 68 Manny Pacquiao Declines Opportunity To Fight in Rio Olympics Photos: Wladimir Klitschko Putting in Work for Tyson Fury Rematch Photos: Tony Bellew, Ilunga Makabu Go Face To Face at Presser Roy Jones Jr. Backs Countryman Povetkin, Says He's Not To Blame Willie Limond Hopes To Land Ricky Burns Showdown Tony Bellew: I'll Show Makabu That I'm The Real Cruiserweight Nonito Donaire Headed To Jessie Magdaleno Clash Next?
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement