Sergio Martinez Comments On Paul Williams Accident

New York, NY (5/29/12) - After reading reports that came out this weekend that Paul Williams was in a horrible motorcycle accident, which has left the former welterweight and junior middleweight world champion paralyzed from the waist down, a shocked and saddened middleweight champion, Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez commented on the tragic event..

"Upon learning of Paul's injuries, I was deeply saddened," said Martinez, who twice shared the ring with Williams, with their first epic battle being named the Boxing Writers Association of America's "Fight of the Year" for 2010. "When you are in the ring with a real champion, you know it, and Paul Williams was a very great champion, in every sense of the word. Paul and his family are in my thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time."

Paul Williams injured in motorcycle accident, paralyzed from waist down

By Michael Collins: Former WBO welterweight champion Paul Williams (41-2, 27 KO's) has reportedly been involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Atlanta and is currently paralyzed from the waist down. Williams crashed on Sunday morning according to WRDW news. Williams will be undergoing surgery on Wednesday and it's unclear what the prognosis is. The surgery will attempt to stabilize Williams' spine.

The 30-year-old Williams recently defeated Nobuhiro Ishida in an impressive 12 round unanimous decision last February, and was scheduled to face WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez on September 15th in an important pay-per-view bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. That fight likely will canceled now with Williams' injury.

Article posted on 29.05.2012

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