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Cleveland Williams

W L D
78 13 1
58 KOs 8 KOs
last 6


bouts 92
rounds 475
KOs 63%
 
global ID 9382
birth nameCleveland T. Williams
aliasBig Cat
born 1933-06-30
death date1999-09-11 / age 66
debut1951-12-11 / age 18
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach
80″   /   203cm
residence
Houston, Texas, USA
birth place
Griffin, Georgia, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1972-10-28
221Roberto Davila20424 25 0
Denver, Colorado, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1972-07-10
225½Bob Mashburn2197 4 2
Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
time: 0:51
1972-05-11
236Terry Daniels28 5 1
Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
vacant USA Texas State heavyweight title
Daniels down in the 8th.
1971-11-17
229½George Chuvalo22763 17 2
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Earl Keel 93-98   judges: Ernie Taylor 94-97, Jimmy Webb 93-98
1971-09-21
231Jack O'Halloran25120 12 2
Houston, Texas, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1971-04-28
226Ted Gullick20015 2 0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Mike Minnich 46-46   judges: Tony LaBranch 47-43, Jimmy Bivins 48-46
Gullick down in tenth
1970-10-21
218Alvin Blue Lewis21824 3 0
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LTKO4/10
 L 
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Lou Jallos
1970-05-26
226Roberto Davila20121 18 0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
 98-94 99-91 97-94
1970-04-14
222Eddie Brooks21311 3 0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO1/12
 W  
KO
1/12
  
time: 2:49   referee: Paul Konnor
1969-12-09
226Leroy Caldwell1965 3 0
Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando, Florida, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
1969-11-18
222Mac Foster21320 0 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
LKO3/10
 L 
KO
3/10
  
1969-09-13
219Mac Foster21619 0 0
Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:35   referee: Mario Duccini
1969-05-20
214Al Jones23225 1 1
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
time: 0:11   referee: Eddie Eckert
Williams was knocked down twice.
1969-03-18
221Charley Polite19910 9 3
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1968-11-21
216½Bob Cleroux214½44 5 1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Rosarie Baillargeon   judges: Tony Bergeron 45-47, Bobby Leitham 44-49, Arman Brissette 47-49
1968-10-07
217Moses Harrell19410 3 3
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Young Raymond
1968-08-06
212Jean-Claude Roy1877 7 0
Houston, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1968-06-25
213¼Leslie Borden19815 14 2
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:22
1968-06-11
211Mike Bruce226½8 12 2
Houston, Texas, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:22
Bruce was knocked down three times in the first round.
1968-05-21
212½Roy Crear188½5 7 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:42
1966-11-14
210½Muhammad Ali212¾26 0 0
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA
LTKO3/15
 L 
TKO
3/15
  
time: 1:08   referee: Harry Kessler
World Heavyweight Title
1966-06-28
210¼Tod Herring204¾26 5 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 0:25   referee: Jimmy Webb   judges: Ernie TaylorChris Jordan
1966-04-19
212Sonny Moore21019 19 2
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
 96-95 96-95 97-96
1966-03-22
212Mel Turnbow2386 4 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
 96-94 96-94 95-94
Williams was knocked down in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.
1966-02-08
214Ben Black2332 1 1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:43
1964-09-30
214Billy Daniels19419 5 1
Houston, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1964-07-21
217Sonny Banks199½18 5 0
Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:59
1964-04-07
213Tommy Fields19216 10 3
Houston, Texas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1963-10-08
213Roger Rischer194½22 7 2
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:25
1963-08-13
214Kirk Barrow19027 10 2
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:15   referee: Jimmy Webb
1963-04-13
210Ernie Terrell198½30 4 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Pete Tomasco   judges: Jack Styles 44-46, Pete Pantaleo 46-44, Pete Tomasco 44-46
1963-04-02
213Young Jack Johnson23324 19 1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Webb
1963-03-09
212Billy Daniels19118 1 0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Peerless 97-92   judges: Carl Gardner 98-93, Jim Ruby 98-91
1962-10-23
209½Dave Bailey20613 7 2
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
referee: Sonny Liston
1962-07-10
211½Eddie Machen19842 4 1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Webb 96-96   judges: Ernie Taylor 96-96, Earl Keel 97-94
1962-05-15
213¾Alonzo Johnson194½20 10 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1962-04-03
215Ernie Terrell197½24 3 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 1:43   referee: Sonny Liston
1961-12-19
210James Wiley1928 15 3
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:44
1961-05-16
211Alex Miteff20823 8 1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:32   referee: Ernie Taylor
1961-02-07
208Wayne Bethea20822 13 2
Houston, Texas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1960-12-07
212Johnny Hayden18227 16 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Jimmy Peerless
1960-11-01
212George Moore21913 0 0
Houston, Texas, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1960-10-24
209Ben Marshall2205 4 0
Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:24
1960-03-21
215½Sonny Liston212½27 1 0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
LTKO2/10
 L 
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:13   referee: Ernie Taylor
Williams was down twice before the referee stepped between them to stop it with Williams groggy in the corner.
1959-10-14
211Curley Lee181¼18 1 0
Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
time: 0:58
Lee knocked down twice in the 5th, before being put down for the count by an uppercut in the final round.
1959-05-26
210Ernie Cab21813 10 1
Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:05
Cab was a replacement for Harold Carter who had been Williams' original opponent. Carter was injured in a sparring session with Cab the week before the fight. (The Houston Post, Tuesday, 5-26-59)
1959-04-15
210¼Sonny Liston212½23 1 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LTKO3/10
 L 
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:13   referee: Jimmy Peerless   judges: Gus JacobsonStuart Winston
Williams was knocked down twice in the 3rd.
1959-01-13
209Ollie Wilson19010 15 0
Houston, Texas, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:36
1958-12-09
206Howie Turner22020 6 6
Houston, Texas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1958-06-03
207½Frankie Daniels18534 14 2
Houston, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1958-03-25
208½Dick Richardson20323 6 2
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W DQ4/10
 W  
DQ
4/10
  
referee: Frank Wilson
1958-02-04
209¾Gene White18818 12 0
Houston, Texas, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:38
Fight stopped due to badly cut eye.
1957-12-03
209½Frankie Daniels191½31 13 2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Peerless 97-95   judges: Stuart Winston 96-94, Gus Jacobson 99-90
1957-10-15
208John Holman20527 16 1
Houston, Texas, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1957-09-17
205Bob Albright22021 6 3
Houston, Texas, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1957-07-23
205Clifford Gray2142 6 1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1957-07-15
202J.D. Marshall2127 2 0
Tyler, Texas, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1957-06-11
207Johnny Mason1874 5 0
Houston, Texas, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1956-08-06
205Johnny Hollins1908 5 1
City Coliseum, Austin, Texas, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1954-06-22
201½Bob Satterfield176½33 16 2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
LKO3/10
 L 
KO
3/10
  
Original opponent, Charley (Doc) Williams, couldn't be found and Cleveland Williams came in to substitute. Williams was knocked down twice.
1954-06-08
Sylvester Jones8 4 0
Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1954-03-09
202Jimmy Walls18 29 2
Tampa, Florida, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
1953-10-21
Claude Rolfe14 15 5
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1953-10-20
205½Bo Willis1873 3 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Jimmy Peerless
1953-09-24
200Sylvester Jones2137 3 0
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
Williams was knocked down twice.
1953-09-02
204Keene Simmons2208 18 1
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1953-05-12
206Omelio Agramonte19650 19 0
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1953-03-24
204Ponce de Leon22113 19 4
Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1953-03-12
Terry O'Connor7 21 2
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 0:55
1953-03-04
190Ponce de Leon22013 18 4
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1953-01-13
201Abie Gibson2150 2 0
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
Williams went on to score his 21st knockout in 26 pro bouts.
1952-12-08
198Graveyard Walters1851 0 0
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
William's 24th straight win and 23rd by knockout.
1952-11-25
195Claude Rolfe1888 12 3
Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
1952-10-03
202Johnny Hollins190¾5 0 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:48
A smashing left jab broke Hollins's nose and put him down for the count.
1952-09-23
201Joe McFadden2026 4 1
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
time: 2:09   referee: Pete Tomasco
1952-09-16
200Art Henri19016 23 1
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1952-09-12
201½Roosevelt Holmes1911 2 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:10
Williams took just 2:10 of round one to win. Holmes was knocked halfway through the ropes.
1952-09-02
194Baby Booze171debut
Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1952-08-12
Candy McDaniels5 0 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1952-07-25
Sam Harold3 1 0
Macon, Georgia, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1952-07-22
199Lee Raymond178½0 1 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1952-07-08
201Jimmy Felton190debut
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1952-06-24
192Eddie Joe Williams1870 1 1
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1952-06-17
Harry Turnerdebut
Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1952-06-10
Paul Favrotdebut
Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1952-05-28
Ray Brown1 2 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1952-04-15
Johnny Fowler4 1 1
Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
1952-03-28
205¾Ray Banks196¼1 2 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 1:35
1952-02-29
208¾Roosevelt Holmes210½1 1 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
1952-02-26
204Rudolph Wood197debut
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1952-02-15
205¾Ray Banks196¼1 1 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
From The Ring, May 1952, page 63, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Jack Kincaid). In both sources, Williams's opponent is given as "Paul Banks." Thus it is possible that he fought either Paul Blanks, who fought earlier as a middleweight, or Ray Banks,whom he knocked out in one round on March 28. His opponent is given here as Ray Banks, but may possibly be incorrect.
1951-12-11
Lee Hunt2 4 1
Tampa, Florida, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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