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'Go hard in life or go home' - Aiken ex-boxing champ Williams spreads message of hope, persistence and personal discovery

BY DANNY REED Special to The Post and Courier

Oct 28 2014 12:58 am  Oct 28 1:06 am

"You can play football, basketball or baseball.you can't play boxing. It's for real." Paul "The Punisher" Williams was certainly for real in the ring. The Aiken resident packed quite a punch and an exceptional reach within an unusually tall frame while competing as a welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight.

The 6-2 southpaw accrued an eye-popping 41-2 record with 27 knockouts and won three world championships, dispatching the likes of Sergio Martinez, Antonio Margarito, Winky Wright, Carlos Quintana and Verno Phillips.

Williams is now confined to a wheelchair. But he is still for real.

Over the course of a passionate 60-minute speech he served up at the Charleston Boxing Club on Monday night, Williams talked about boxing-specific topics: sparring, defense and winning his first world championship.
But the chief theme of his enthusiastic talk was about staying true to yourself, having a passion for life and letting nothing stand in the way of it.  "Take your life's blueprint and run with it," he said. "Go hard in life, or go home."...

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