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Ike Williams
Global ID9020
sexmale
birthdate 1923-08-02
death date 1994-09-05 (71)
divisionlightweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
reach68″   /   173cm
country USA
residenceTrenton, New Jersey, USA
birth placeBrunswick, Georgia, USA
won 127 (KO 61) + lost 24 (KO 6) + drawn 4 = 155
rounds boxed 1150
Newspaper Decisions won 1 : lost : drawn 1
rounds boxed 9
Total Bouts 157 KO% 38.85
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1955-08-12Beau Jack91-23-5
Bell Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia, USAWRTD810
Jack wanted to come out for the 9th round, but the referee wouldn't let him answer the bell and stopped the fight. Augusta Chronicle
1955-04-09Beau Jack90-23-4
Bell Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia, USADPTS1010
referee: Pete Tarpley
Scoring: 5-3-2 Jack, 5-4-1 Williams, 4-4-2. Jack was knocked down once.
1954-07-02Rafael Lastre31-7-4
Estadio Tropical, Havana, CubaLUD1010
1953-11-09Jed Black23-1-0
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USALUD1010
1953-09-17Dom Zimbardo14-17-2
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO28
Zimbardo was down once, referee stopped the bout with Zimbardo out on his feet.
1953-06-08Georgie Johnson20-4-0
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USALTKO810
time: 2:32 | referee: Joe Mangold 0-7
1953-05-09Billy Andy24-27-3
Erie, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1953-04-20Billy Andy24-26-3
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1953-03-28Vic Cardell62-18-7
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1953-03-09Claude Hammond22-11-2
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1953-01-12Carmen Basilio31-10-4
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Petey Scalzo 1-9 | judge: Ted Sheils 1-9 | judge: Jack Michaels 3-7
1952-11-24Pat Manzi21-3-4
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 1:55 | referee: Mark Conn 4-2 | judge: Richie Fazio 3-3 | judge: Jack Michaels 3-3
Manzi was down once in the 7th round.
1952-03-26Chuck Davey30-0-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO510
time: 1:47 | referee: Bill Doty
Williams later claimed he threw this fight. However, "(Davey) hit Williams with everything in the book, and had him reeling so badly in the fifth heat that the bout was stopped..." (The Ring, June 1952, page 58.)
1952-03-17Johnny Cunningham14-26-4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWKO510
1951-09-10Gil Turner23-0-0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALTKO1010
time: 2:32 | referee: Pete Tomasco
Bout stopped with Williams helpless on the ropes.
1951-08-02Don Williams53-8-1
Worcester, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
1951-05-25Jimmy Carter47-11-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO1415
referee: Petey Scalzo
World Lightweight Title
Williams was down in the 5th twice, 10th, and 14th rounds. Referee Scalzo stopped the bout as Williams arose unsteadily in the 14th.

1951-04-11Fitzie Pruden47-10-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Norm McGarrity 55-45 | judge: William O'Connell 52-48 | judge: E. Allen Frankel 51-49
1951-03-05Beau Jack88-20-4
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWSD1010
1951-02-19Joe Miceli31-9-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Charlie Daggert 3-6 | judge: Frank Knaresborough 4-6 | judge: Lou Tress 4-6
1951-01-31Vic Cardell50-9-6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO910
Cardell was unable to answer the bell for the 9th round.
1951-01-22Ralph Zannelli92-43-7
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO510
A right hand to the jaw floored Zannelli. As he hit the canvas, he twisted his knee, and was unable to rise. After he was unable to rise for five minute, he was carried out on a stretcher and taken to the hospital.
1951-01-05Jose Maria Gatica44-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO110
time: 2:09 | referee: Ray Miller
1950-12-18Rudy Cruz40-7-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Charlie Daggert 9-1 | judge: Frank Knaresborough 8-2 | judge: Zach Clayton 7-2
1950-12-12Dave Marsh42-18-3
Akron, Ohio, USAWRTD810
Marsh was unable to answer the bell for the 9th round, he was knocked down right before the bell in the 8th round.
1950-11-23Joe Miceli30-7-2
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWSD1010
referee: Julius Fidler 6-3 | judge: Les Decamera 7-3 | judge: Louis Schultz 3-4
1950-10-02Joe Miceli29-7-2
Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALUD1010
referee: Julius Fidler 5-6 | judge: Harry Zaidens 4-6 | judge: Les Decamera 3-8
Attendance: 4,465; Gate: $11,853 net
1950-09-26Charley Salas84-26-10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWSD1010
referee: Ray Bowen
This was an unpopular decision according to The Ring, January 1951, page 46.
1950-08-07Charley Salas82-26-10
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALUD1010
Attendance: 5,950; Gate: $11,437.50. Williams was a big favorite but was thoroughly outboxed and outfought by Salas.
1950-07-12George Costner71-11-4
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Dave Beloff 2-8 | judge: Frank Knaresborough 0-10 | judge: Lou Tress 2-8
1950-06-02Lester Felton38-2-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
All three judges scored the bout 69-31 for Williams. Felton was down in the 2nd, and ran for the majority of the bout. (AP) Ike caught Felton with a smashing right in the second frame and Lester took a nine-count. He arose glassy-eyed. "Although (Felton) managed to keep out of range from the devastating power of his adversary, he was never in the fight thereafter." (The Ring. September 1950, page 44.)
1950-02-27John L. Davis24-13-1
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USAWSD1010
referee: Jimmy Wilson | judge: Charley Davidson | judge: Roy Winters
1950-02-17Sonny Boy West39-4-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO810
time: 0:43 | referee: Petey Scalzo
West was a substitute for Bernard Docusen. West made a respectable showing for six rounds, but "Ike settled down to serious business in the seventh, (and) weakened Sonny Boy with a vicious body pounding, then switched to the jaw and spilled him for five. West was still wobbly when he came out for the eighth, and Williams finished him with another right in 43 seconds." (From The Ring, May 1950, page 43.)
1950-01-20Johnny Bratton38-13-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO810
referee: Norm McGarrity
Bratton quit with a broken jaw.
1949-12-20Jimmy Taylor17-42-5
Valley Forge General Hospital, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USAWUD66
This fight is listed as an exhibition in the records of the boxers, but the report in the Philadelphia Inquirer (Jack Kincaid) shows that an official decision was rendered, although Williams's lightweight title was not at stake. Referee Charley Daggert and Judges Pete Panatela and Harry Zaslow "all turned in 4-2 scores." Taylor "weaved, bobbed and battered the titleholder with left hooks and right swings to the head that frequently drove Williams to the ropes." Williams won the first two and the last two rounds but "was pounded violently in the third and fourth." Taylor weakened from Williams's body punching in the last two rounds and had all he could do to stay upright. "Williams donated his services" and "Frank Palermo, local manager of boxers, including Williams, paid all the other purses which amounted to approximately $1200."
1949-12-05Freddie Dawson70-7-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1515
referee: Charlie Daggert 9-6 | judge: Frank Knaresborough 8-7 | judge: Harry Lasky 8-7
World Lightweight Title
1949-11-14Jean Walzack43-12-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1949-10-24Al Mobley50-24-5
Arena, Trenton, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Paul Cavalier 10-0
1949-09-30Doug Ratford34-24-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
Round-by-round, all three officials favored Williams by an 8-2 margin. Ratford was formerly a sparring partner for Williams. He gave a good account of himself and landed a lot of punches, but not with as much authority as those of Williams. Williams's best round was the eighth. 4,101 cash customers were on hand and the gross gate was $9,339.
1949-08-03Benny Walker15-4-5
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWUD1010
1949-07-21Enrique Bolanos66-8-3
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO415
time: 2:40 | referee: Jack Dempsey
World Lightweight Title
1949-06-21Irvin Steen27-8-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Benny Whitman 63½-46½ | judge: Frank Holborow 60-50 | judge: Reggie Gilmore 58½-51½
1949-04-22Vince Turpin48-2-5
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO610
time: 2:21 | referee: Jackie Davis
1949-04-01Kid Gavilan50-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam 2-7 | judge: Frank Forbes 3-6 | judge: Young Otto 3-6
1949-01-28Kid Gavilan49-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALMD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 8-8 | judge: Harold Barnes 4-5 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 4-5
Goldstein scored the bout 4-4 in rounds, and also had it a draw in supplemental scoring.
1949-01-17Johnny Bratton32-12-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Charlie Daggert 5-4 | judge: Leo Costella 6-2 | judge: Harry Lasky 7-3
This was a rousing battle. The decision was round-by-round, the referee favoring Williams 5-4-1, Judge Costella having it 6-2-2, and Judge Lasky scoring it 7-3. Williams won the first round, but Bratton took the next three decisively. Williams came out punching in round five and turned the tide. In the sixth, Bratton suffered a cut left eyebrow, and a cut on the right eyebrow in the ninth. Williams dominated the fight from rounds four through nine. The tenth round was sensational and about even. Attendance was 8015 and the gross gate was $31,017.
1948-11-18Billy Nixon35-10-0
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO410
Nixon was knocked down twice in the 3rd, and once in the 4th
1948-11-08Buddy Garcia39-3-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO110
time: 3:00 | referee: Charlie Daggert
1948-09-23Jesse Flores44-4-4
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO1015
time: 2:07 | referee: Mark Conn
World Lightweight Title
1948-07-12Beau Jack73-12-4
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO615
time: 0:33 | referee: Charlie Daggert
World Lightweight Title
1948-05-25Enrique Bolanos57-7-3
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USAWSD1515
referee: Charley Randolph 82-83 | judge: Frankie Van 88½-76½ | judge: Johnny Indrisano 85½-79½
World Lightweight Title
1948-05-05Rudy Cruz29-1-0
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Gorman 60-50 | judge: Frankie Carter 57½-52½ | judge: Toby Irwin 59-51
1948-02-27Kid Gavilan42-3-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Ruby Goldstein 5-4 | judge: Jimmy Hagan 5-4 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 6-4
Attendance: 14,907; Gate: $67,561
The crowd booed the decision. The New York Times and the Daily News both scored the fight for Gavilan (2-1 to 8-5 underdog). AP scored the rounds even, with the edge to Williams on the strength of the knockdown.
Gavilan down from a right hand for an 8-count at the end of the 8th round. Many sources report this as the first knockdown of Gavilan's career.

1948-02-09Livio Minelli35-3-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
1948-01-26Freddie Dawson54-5-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD1010
1948-01-13Doug Carter48-12-7
114th Armory, Camden, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Paul Cavalier 7-2
1947-12-12Tony Pellone31-10-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam 10-0 | judge: Joe Agnello 10-0 | judge: Harold Barnes 8-2
1947-10-10Talmadge Bussey22-9-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO910
time: 2:40 | referee: Johnny Weber
1947-09-29Doll Rafferty35-17-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
1947-08-04Bob Montgomery75-12-3
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO615
referee: Charlie Daggert
World Lightweight Title
Montgomery was knocked down for a nine count in the 6th. The referee stopped the fight when Montgomery was helpless before Williams's bombardment.

1947-06-20Tippy Larkin117-10-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO410
time: 1:44
Larkin was dropped on a delayed reaction by a right hand. He was then put down again by another right hand for the count.
1947-05-26Juste Fontaine45-13-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO410
time: 1:51 | referee: Charlie Daggert
Fontaine was down once in the 4th.
1947-05-09Ralph Zannelli73-31-7
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
Williams was knocked down for a two count in the 6th and had to "weather a stormy second round."
1947-04-25Willie Russell51-14-2
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio, USAWUD1010
1947-04-14Frankie Conti27-12-11
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO710
time: 2:36
1947-01-27Gene Burton28-6-6
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALUD1010
referee: Johnny Behr
1946-09-04Ronnie James112-15-5
Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWKO915x3
time: 2:41 | referee: Moss Deyong
National Boxing Association World lightweight title
James was knocked down seven times during the bout, including the final knockdown in the ninth round. — Associated Press report.
1946-08-06Ivan Christie11-7-3
Crystal Arena, Norwalk, Connecticut, USAWKO210
1946-06-12Bobby Ruffin64-21-12
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO510
1946-04-30Enrique Bolanos37-6-2
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO815
time: 2:32 | referee: Benny Whitman | judge: Billy Kershner | judge: Charley Randolph
National Boxing Association World lightweight title
1946-04-08Eddie Giosa33-10-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO110
time: 3:00 | referee: Charlie Daggert
1946-03-11Eddie Giosa33-9-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO410
Giosa, a 4-1 underdog, led Williams for the first two rounds. At the end of the third, as the bell rang, Giosa dropped his arms and turned to go to his corner. Williams let go a right that dropped Giosa, he got up and went to his corner. His manager, Fats Garry, asked for time, but the referee told him there was no rule that would let him do that. Garry would not let his boxer return to the fight. New York Times
1946-02-22Ace Miller18-11-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1946-02-14Cleo Shans67-40-20
Orange, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1946-01-28Freddie Dawson36-3-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADMD1010
referee: Charlie Daggert 4-4 | judge: Leo Costella 4-4 | judge: Frank Knaresborough 5-5
Knaresborough gave each man five rounds, but had Dawson the winner on points. The press and the fans favored Dawson, who seemed to outbox Williams in most of the rounds. As one newspaper report had it, "(The officials) evidently saw (Williams) land punches that nobody else saw." Dawson kept on the move and scored his points with his left jab and an occasional hook. The attendance was 9519 and the gross gate was $27,136.
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