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Alvarez to dedicate September 15 bout to Williams | Boxing Futures

Alvarez to dedicate September 15 bout to Williams

Posted on Jun 1, 2012

WBC light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez will dedicate his September 15 fight to Paul Williams after the former world champion was paralysed in a motorcycle accident this past weekend.

Williams was meant to face Alvarez in Las Vegas in what would have been his return to the big time after his 2010 loss to Sergio Martinez, but for a tragic accident thst left The Punisher paralysed from the waist down.

And Alvarez who is now scheduled to defend his title against big-hitting James Kirkland spoke of his sadness about William’s situation and revealed he would like to invite the boxer and his family to sit ringside on fight night.

‘I am very upset about what happened to Paul,’ said Alvarez. ‘I know that an accident can happen to anyone and right now the most important thing is for everyone to pray for his recovery.

‘Paul Williams is a warrior who gives everything in the ring, but right now he is fighting the biggest fight of his life outside the ring. I extend my best wishes to him in his recovery and to his family as well.

‘Paul will always be a champion and I am going to dedicate my September 15 fight to him and his family. God willing and health permitting, I want to invite him and his family to be ringside on September 15 in Las Vegas.’

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