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Holman Williams

W L D
145 30 11
35 KOs 3 KOs
last 6


bouts 187 rating
rounds 1611 ranking
KOs 19%
 
global ID 009968
born 1915-01-30
death date1967-07-15 / age 52
debut1932-08-01 / age 17
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 10½″   /   179cm
reach
71″   /   180cm
residence
Detroit, Michigan, USA
birth place
Pensacola, Florida, USA

Career Record

187 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
165¾Gentle Daniel
11
2
3
170
 L 
PTS10/10
Mucurapo Stadium, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
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158Jose Basora
65
11
6
161
 L 
TKO4/10
Ashland Blvd. Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
One of Basora's blows badly cut Williams's lip and the bout was stopped.
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161O'Neill Bell
20
7
4
159
 W  
SD10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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159¼Jose Basora
62
11
6
159¾
 L 
PTS10/10
Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
From El Mundo, San Juan (Jack Kincaid).
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161½Bert Lytell
45
11
4
164½
 L 
UD12/12
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Jean Walzack
30
6
2
 L 
UD10/10
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France
The crowd booed the decision.
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160Henry Hall
37
6
2
165½
 W  
UD12/12
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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162Henry Hall
37
6
1
163
 D 
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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162Henry Brimm
12
3
1
160
 L 
SD10/10
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
referee: Lou Scozza 2-8   judge: Leo Stachowiak 3-6, Willie DeJames 7-2
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161Wylie Burns
8
0
3
166½
 W  
PTS8/8
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
This fight did not occur on January 13, as previously shown here.
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161Deacon Johnny Brown
26
20
3
166
 W  
PTS10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
From Washington newspapers (Bill Werner, City Island NY).
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160Sam Baroudi
26
4
2
160
 L 
SD10/10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
referee: Eddie Joseph 4-6   judge: Harold Barnes 4-6, Nick Gamboli 7-2
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160Eddie O'Neill
9
1
0
151
 W  
UD10/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
According to the article, this was O'Neill's 12th pro fight.
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160Jake LaMotta
58
10
3
162
 L 
UD10/10
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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159½Marcel Cerdan
95
2
0
157
 L 
PTS10/10
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, Paris, France
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163Bob Satterfield
12
1
1
168½
 W  
SD10/10
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
referee: Tommy Gilmore 53-47   judge: Rube Metz 49-51, George Kenny 52-48
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160½Bert Lytell
29
9
4
154½
 L 
UD10/10
Valley Arena, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
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162Johnny Carter
32
12
3
162
 W  
TKO7/10
Coliseum Annex, Chicago, Illinois, USA
time: 2:20   referee: Tommy Thomas
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163George 'Wildcat' Henry
42
13
1
157¼
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum North Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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161¾Aaron Wade
59
11
6
169¾
 W  
KO4/10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
time: 2:28
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160¼Butch Lynch
28
31
12
163
 W  
TKO3/10
Coliseum North Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA
time: 1:04   referee: Tommy Gilmore
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161¼Archie Moore
74
11
5
169½
 L 
TKO11/12
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Williams was floored for "9" in round 10, and took a 6-count in the 11th. When he went down again, the fight was stopped.
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163Archie Moore
73
10
5
172½
 W  
MD10/10
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Moore landed low blows which cost him rounds and the decision. The official scoring was 6-4, 5-3-2, and 5-5.
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160Len Wadsworth
22
8
3
161
 W  
PTS10/10
Windsor Arena, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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160½Sampson Powell
15
3
0
165¼
 W  
UD10/10
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
referee: Lou Scozza 9-1   judge: Eddie Schellerman 7-3, Anse Carroll 8-2
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168Berlie Lanier
16
16
3
166
 W  
PTS10/10
Akron, Ohio, USA
 W  
PTS
10/10

Akron, Ohio, USA
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158¼Bert Lytell
24
6
3
153
 W  
PTS12/12
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Peter Sauterlet
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160Jimmy Geedebut
166½
 W  
KO6/10
Denver, Colorado, USA
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162½Bert Lytell
24
6
2
158¾
 D 
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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156Johnny Green
38
5
5
149½
 W  
UD10/10
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
McCoy scored it 7-5 points for Williams
referee: Lou Scozza 7-3   judge: Anse Carroll 8-2, Harry McCoy 5-5
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159¾Charley Burley
67
9
2
161½
 W  
UD12/12
Civic Stadium, Buffalo, New York, USA
referee: Luke Carr 9-3   judge: George Needham 7-5, Willie DeJames 7-5
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159Sampson Powell
15
1
0
163
 W  
UD10/10
Arcadia Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
"As early as the 6th round, Powell resembled a chap who would be grateful for the sound of the final bell." (United Press)
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158Joe Carter
41
7
4
159¾
 W  
PTS15/15
Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Roland Brown
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161Cocoa Kid
163
44
9
159½
 W  
UD12/12
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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161Prentiss Hall
11
0
0
164
 W  
UD8/8
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
referee: Lou Scozza 7-1   judge: Harry McCoy 5-3, Willie DeJames 6-2
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160Oscar Boyd
8
5
2
160
 W  
UD10/10
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
referee: Luke Carr 8-2   judge: John Sturges 7-3, Willie DeJames 9-1
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157Cocoa Kid
161
43
9
158¾
 L 
SD10/10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
referee: George Walsh   judge: Billy 'Kid' McPartlandJoe Schechter
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162Joe Carter
39
6
3
157½
 D 
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
According to The Ring, March 1945, page 64, Williams won 8 of the 10 rounds and should have been named the winner.
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161Kid Tunero
86
23
12
156
 W  
UD10/10
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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158Aaron Wade
55
8
6
160
 W  
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
referee: Billy Burke
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159½Jose Basora
52
9
3
154
 D 
PTS10/10
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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158½Cocoa Kid
159
40
8
156½
 D 
PTS12/12
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Duration Middleweight World Title
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155Joe Reddick
28
8
2
159½
 W  
UD10/10
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Williams "took every round." (United Press)
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158½Anthony Jones
15
3
3
163½
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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155Lloyd Marshall
50
10
3
164
 W  
MD10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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163Lloyd Marshall
49
10
3
165
 L 
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
referee: Billy Burke
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160½Jack Chase
64
14
7
160
 W  
PTS12/12
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
referee: Billy Burke
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160Paul Lewis
31
8
7
157½
 W  
PTS10/10
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
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157½Jack Chase
64
13
7
160
 W  
PTS15/15
City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USA
Chase down four times and fought with a dislocated jaw since round 6. His left eye was closed in round 8. Source: Denver Post
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155Jose Basora
49
8
3
156
 W  
PTS10/10
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
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160Battling Monroe
8
10
2
163
 W  
PTS10/10
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
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162Eddie Booker
65
5
8
165
 L 
PTS10/10
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
Booker retired from boxing after this fight due to eye trouble
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159½Jack Chase
62
11
7
157½
 W  
PTS12/12
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
referee: Frankie Brown 69-63
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161Jack Chase
62
10
7
159
 W  
PTS10/10
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
referee: Toby Irwin
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159Young Gene Buffalo
92
24
8
156
 W  
PTS10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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160Tommy Hubert
9
3
0
159
 W  
UD10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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157¼Steve Belloise
47
6
2
156½
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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159Eddie Booker
62
4
8
164
 W  
PTS12/12
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
referee: Frankie Carter 67-65
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156Joe Carter
21
2
3
156
 W  
UD10/10
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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158John Garner
10
0
0
165
 W  
PTS10/10
Turner's Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Garner was floored for a 9-count in round six. Williams won nine of the ten rounds.
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159Lloyd Marshall
42
8
2
163
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Battling Ferdie
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155½Jose Basora
44
7
3
152¾
 L 
SD10/10
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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156¼Kid Tunero
81
23
12
158¼
 L 
PTS10/10
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
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153Charley Burley
57
9
2
154½
 N 
NC10/10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
The referee declared the fight no contest after one minute of the 10th round because of inactivity. (Associated Press)
referee: Abe Roth   judge: Reggie GilmoreFrank Holborow
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159Roosevelt Thomas
6
3
0
161½
 W  
PTS10/10
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
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154Mario Raul Ochoa
18
0
0
164
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena Cristal, Havana, Cuba
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Anthony Jones
7
1
0
 W  
PTS10/10
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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158¼Joe Carter
11
1
3
158
 W  
PTS10/10
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USA
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159Roosevelt Thomas
5
1
0
158
 W  
PTS10/10
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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156½Harold 'Jamaica' Smith
4
1
0
152
 W  
PTS10/10
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
from the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid). According to The Ring, April 1943, page 37, Williams won all but two rounds.
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153½Cocoa Kid
148
37
7
152½
 L 
PTS12/12
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Colored Middleweight Championship
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159¼RJ Lewis
26
5
2
156¼
 W  
PTS12/12
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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157Charley Burley
53
7
1
157¾
 W  
UD15/15
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Colored Middleweight championship.
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156¾Charley Burley
52
7
1
160
 L 
TKO9/15
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Colored Middleweight Championship
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155Johnny Jackson
54
11
4
147½
 W  
PTS10/10
Legion Field, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
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160Lorenzo Strickland
5
12
4
164
 W  
PTS10/10
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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153Randy Brown
10
3
2
146
 W  
KO5/10
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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157¼Charley Burley
51
6
1
157¼
 L 
PTS10/10
Crosley Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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160Kid Tunero
75
21
12
156½
 W  
UD12/12
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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155½Cocoa Kid
138
36
7
149¼
 L 
PTS6/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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158Kid Tunero
75
20
12
156
 W  
UD12/12
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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147Cocoa Kid
137
36
7
146¾
 L 
UD15/15
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
The Baltimore Afro-American reported that Cocoa Kid completely outclassed Williams; mauling his opponent almost at will. The Associated Press incorrectly reported this fight as being a 12-rounder.
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148½Charley Burley
45
5
1
148¾
 L 
UD10/10
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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146Cocoa Kid
136
35
7
147½
 W  
UD12/12
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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153¾Jose Basora
30
5
1
152½
 W  
PTS6/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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155Cocoa Kid
135
35
6
147
 D 
SD10/10
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Referee Baum scored it a draw. Judge Thomas scored for Cocoa Kid. Judge Brockman scored it for Williams.
referee: Charley Baum   judge: Ed ThomasEdward Brockman
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158Howell King
34
13
0
150½
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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150¼Ernest 'Cat' Robinson
27
18
3
146½
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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150Rand Jackson
32
7
8
144
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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152Raul Carabantes
15
5
4
147½
 W  
PTS6/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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156Jose Basora
30
3
1
153½
 W  
PTS6/6
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
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150Jack Dubois
21
17
2
151
 W  
KO6/10
Bridgeport, Ohio, USA
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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152¼Antonio Fernandez
51
6
10
149
 W  
PTS6/6
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
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151Jimmy Leto
113
22
8
145
 W  
PTS6/6
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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150Antonio Fernandez
51
5
10
150
 W  
PTS8/8
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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152Young Gene Buffalo
77
18
7
151
 W  
UD10/10
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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148Young Gene Buffalo
77
17
7
149
 W  
PTS8/8
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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151Frankie Britt
79
40
3
155
 W  
TKO4/6
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
A cut over Britt's left eye led to the stoppage.
time: 2:06   referee: Matt Adgie
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154½Ernest 'Cat' Robinson
21
13
3
146¼
 W  
PTS6/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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151¼Frankie Britt
79
38
3
152
 W  
UD6/6
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Mansfield Driskill
5
8
0
 W  
TKO6/8
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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148½Eddie Dolan
77
5
3
144½
 W  
SD10/10
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
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146½Izzy Jannazzo
34
20
13
146¾
 L 
PTS10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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146¼Bill McDowell
114
55
20
150
 W  
PTS10/10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
referee: Eddie La Fond
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147½Vinnie Vines
19
4
3
146¾
 W  
TKO4/6
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
time: 2:16
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147Milo Theodorescu
21
19
5
149
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Williams won every round.
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147½Joe Legon
32
5
6
145
 W  
PTS6/6
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
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150Izzy Jannazzo
33
19
13
148
 W  
PTS10/10
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Leo Houck
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149Eddie Dolan
65
4
3
145
 W  
PTS10/10
Fair Grounds Coliseum, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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147Steve Mamakos
23
4
0
147
 W  
PTS12/12
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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147Cocoa Kid
113
30
6
147
 L 
UD15/15
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Colored Welterweight Title
referee: Charles Short 5-9   judge: Ed ThomasEdward Brockman
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148Izzy Jannazzo
32
19
12
148
 D 
PTS10/10
Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Leo Houck
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148Charley Burley
26
3
0
155
 W  
PTS15/15
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid). Williams was down for three counts of nine in the fourth round. Williams, who had been on the losing end, took charge in the seventh round and won every found thereafter, except the 13th in which Burley had the edge.
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147Tommy Mollis
30
19
3
147
 W  
KO3/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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147¾Carl Dell
40
1
0
148
 W  
PTS6/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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150Young Gene Buffalo
58
12
6
150
 W  
TKO6/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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146Johnny Jackson
33
4
3
142½
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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149Ralph Gizzy
28
28
4
148
 W  
KO4/10
Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA
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159Bobby Seaman
15
5
4
155
 W  
PTS6/6
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
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143Jackie Burke
90
24
20
146
 W  
PTS10/10
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Al Murphy
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146Andre Jessurun
51
18
11
150
 W  
PTS10/10
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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142Francesco Montanari
3
2
0
146
 W  
PTS10/10
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
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146Eddie Booker
37
0
3
147
 D 
PTS6/6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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143Wildcat O'Connor
98
20
13
140
 W  
PTS10/10
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
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148Tony Rock
50
25
9
149
 D 
PTS4/4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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147Johnny Jackson
31
3
3
147¾
 W  
UD10/10
City Park Baseball Field, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
referee: Jimmy Kilshaw 56-44   judge: George Abraham 56-44, W.I. Spencer 56-44
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143Michele Palermo
39
15
10
149
 L 
PTS10/10
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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145Jack Portney
95
18
6
143
 W  
UD10/10
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940, by Buddy Ey.
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149Paulie Walker
64
21
15
151
 W  
UD10/10
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940, by Buddy Ey.
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145½Saverio Turiello
59
30
31
147½
 W  
PTS10/10
Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940, by Buddy Ey.
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150Jimmy Berres
8
1
0
159
 W  
PTS6/6
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
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146Manuel Victoria
49
48
22
155
 W  
PTS6/6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
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147Remo Fernandez
40
21
22
147
 W  
PTS10/10
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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145¼Young Gene Buffalo
39
6
4
146¾
 W  
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
"Holman Williams put up a grand battle to defeat tough, aggressive Gene Buffalo of Philadelphia in 10 torrid rounds." New Orleans Picayune
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144Tony Rock
47
23
8
148
 W  
PTS10/10
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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143¾Penna Randezell
2
2
0
143
 W  
RTD3/8
Riverview Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Randezell was not allowed out for the 4th round by the referee, due to cuts.
time: 3:00   referee: Ted Jamieson
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144Remo Fernandez
40
20
22
146
 W  
PTS8/8
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This fight has been shown incorrectly in Williams's published record as occurring on October 2.
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139Gallito Ramirez
15
17
4
144
 W  
TKO3/10
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From The Ring, December 1937, page 56 (in the first column contributed by Gene Engel, who continued his contributions for many years.)
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147¼Vince Pimpinella
12
10
4
147¼
 W  
PTS8/8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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144¾Paulie Walker
53
19
15
150¼
 W  
PTS8/8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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146Johnny Lucas
54
27
11
144
 W  
PTS10/10
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
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146Cocoa Kid
89
21
5
143
 L 
PTS15/15
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Colored Welterweight Title
Championship belt donated by The Ring.
referee: Battling Ferdie
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144Bobby Pacho
58
34
12
146¼
 W  
UD10/10
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
referee: Freddie Mastrean   judge: George MacBethWillie Davies
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Slugger White
4
0
1
 W  
KO4/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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146¼Cocoa Kid
86
19
5
147
 W  
PTS12/12
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
5700 fans attended fight but the scrap was tame. New Orleans Picayune The Times-Picayune said that Cocoa did not look as good as in his previous fights in New Orleans. "Williams was in he best shape he has ever shown here..He was loping arounds as fast at the finish as at the start. He tried several different styles..but mostly he was working to get inside and then punch to the body." (The theme runs through the descriptions of the fights between Cocoa and Williams that the Kid was better at long distance and Williams scored well on the inside.)
referee: Battling Ferdie
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140½Johnny Lucas
52
24
11
143
 L 
PTS8/8
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Williams took an 8-count in round three.
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139Joe Nealon
12
10
5
136
 W  
UD8/8
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
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140Tony Falco
91
31
8
145
 W  
PTS10/10
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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140¾Ray Nash
10
12
2
139¼
 W  
KO3/6
Rockland Palace, New York, New York, USA
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144½Wesley Martin
5
14
5
138¼
 W  
TKO5/10
Islam Grotto, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
time: 0:58   referee: Freddie Mastrean
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135¾Richie Fontaine
28
10
6
131
 D 
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
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140½Roger Shea
3
4
2
148
 W  
TKO2/8
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
Previously listed as occurring on 06/14/36. Source: Ogden Standard-Examiner
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141¾Cocoa Kid
75
18
5
142¾
 L 
PTS10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Johnny Sehrt
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139¾Cocoa Kid
73
18
5
142½
 L 
MD10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Johnny Sehrt 4-4   judge: George Van Kuren 4-5, Roy Kelly 3-5
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137Andy Bundy
25
8
3
139
 W  
PTS8/8
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Louis worked two rounds as referee. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
referee: Joe Louis
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141Chuck Woods
41
8
8
140
 W  
PTS10/10
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
From The Ring, December 1935, page 55.
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136½Lew Massey
63
21
7
136
 W  
UD10/10
Mills Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Massey came into the ring with patches over both eyes.
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134½Baby Tiger Flowers
32
11
17
133
 W  
TKO8/15
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Negro Lightweight Title
A crowd of 7,500 looked on as Joe Louis presented Williams with a belt, donated by Mayor Edward J. Kelly of Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune, this was a scheduled 15-rounder.
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136Darcey White
33
14
0
 W  
PTS12/12
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid).
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136¼Wesley Farrell
16
1
2
138
 W  
TKO8/15
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Previously displayed here as an eight-round decision win. Farrell down in the 2nd and 5th rounds, corner threw towel in the middle of the 8th ending fight. New Orleans Picayune
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136¼Wesley Farrell
16
0
2
136
 W  
UD10/10
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Jimmy Moran 7-2   judge: Roy Kelly 6-1, George Van Kuren 6-2
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133Tommy Paul
78
22
9
136
 W  
PTS10/10
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Paul down in first and tenth, Williams down in fourth. (Buffalo Courier). Also from the Milwaukee Journal.
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133Billy Vaughn
16
9
2
135
 W  
PTS8/8
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
referee: Freddie Andrews
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137Billy Mack
0
2
0
133¾
 W  
KO4/8
Midway Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
The identity of Mack is somewhat uncertain. This name is was given in the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman), but possibly should be corrected.
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137Harry Booker
21
8
3
135½
 W  
TKO4/8
Midway Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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135Harry Booker
21
7
3
134
 W  
PTS8/8
Midway Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Booker was down twice. From the Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman.
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137Lee Sheppard
10
4
1
133½
 W  
KO2/8
Midway Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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138Eddie Carroll
14
2
0
136
 W  
TKO2/6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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136¾Charlie Bochio
4
2
0
140¼
 W  
TKO6/8
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
referee: Freddie Andrews
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136½Battling Gizzy
78
16
3
138
 W  
TKO1/6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
referee: Ted Jamieson
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137Tommy Corbett
38
13
8
141
 W  
TKO3/6
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
referee: Freddie Andrews
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Chick Watsondebut
 W  
KO3/0
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Harry Robertson
18
6
3
 D 
PTS6/6
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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140Cecil Lothery
3
2
0
144
 W  
PTS6/6
Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA
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Billy Moore
5
9
3
 W  
KO2/0
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Frankie Pallo
3
7
0
 W  
KO2/0
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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127Joe Gerace
14
3
4
127
 W  
PTS10/10
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
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Mickey O'Brien
1
2
0
 W  
KO2/0
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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126Wilbur Chevalier
22
13
4
127
 W  
PTS8/8
Outdoor Arena, Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA
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Jack Dombrowski
15
18
3
 W  
PTS6/6
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Jackie Youngdebut
 W  
KO4/0
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Len Hendrickson
4
1
1
 W  
PTS8/8
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Chuck Woods
15
3
5
 L 
PTS8/8
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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132Henry Pacer
1
5
1
132
 W  
KO2/6
Shea Gymnasium, Toledo, Ohio, USA
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134½Eddie Isaacs
5
3
0
133½
 W  
PTS6/6
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Art Smithdebut
 W  
KO2/0
Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Joe Lynn
6
15
3
 W  
TKO3/0
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Pittsburgh Courier. This was Williams' PRO DEBUT.
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verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending