PAUL WILLIAMS IN FIRST TELEVISED INTERVIEW SINCE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
TELECAST NOTE: In his first televised interview since he was paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcycle accident in May, former World Champion Paul Williams spoke with Emmy Award-winning sports reporter Jim Gray on the eve of “Knockout Kings,” a four-fight boxing event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The special one-on-one interview will air as part of Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast which begins live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on SHOWTIME. Williams is expected to attend the event on Saturday.
In the session taped on Friday at MGM Grand, an optimistic Williams spoke in-depth about the accident, his ongoing recovery and his goals for the future.
“My game ain’t over,” said Williams in the interview. “Whether I am walking or not walking, my game ain’t over until the Lord takes my life.”
After the interview, Gray said, “It was amazing how someone who suffered such a life-changing event was so positive and so upbeat. This interview convinced me that Paul Williams’ greatness is in his future.”