Q&A: Williams says he's 'blessed' to be alive

Former two-time welterweight titleholder Paul Williams spoke to RingTV.com on Thursday from his bed at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, in Marietta, Ga., in the wake of Sunday's career-ending motorcycle accident near Atlanta which left ...

During a conversation that was facilitated by his manager and trainer, George Peterson, the 30-year-old southpaw expressed gratitude for the general support he has received from fans, which he says is inspiring him to walk again.

"There have been quite a few television and news stations downstairs the past few days and security has had to turn them away. The responses that Paul has been getting from radio stations and the interview requests have just been outrageously crazy," said Peterson of Williams, who is known as "The Punisher" for his crowd-pleasing, relentless, high-volume punching style.

"I've gotten calls from all over the world from people asking about Paul. We've gotten so many calls for interviews that I'm considering having a press conference just to let everyone see him and know that he's okay, because people want to hear from this guy."

Peterson and Williams confirmed that an initial surgery that was slated for Wednesday and which is intended to stabilize the healthy upper half of the Williams' spine, has been rescheduled for Friday.

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