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Cleveland Williams
Global ID9382
sexmale
birthdate 1933-06-30
death date 1999-09-11 (66)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach80″   /   203cm
aliasBig Cat
country USA
residenceHouston, Texas, USA
birth placeGriffin, Georgia, USA
birth nameCleveland T. Williams
won 78 (KO 58) + lost 13 (KO 8) + drawn 1 = 92
rounds boxed 478 KO% 63.04
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1972-10-28Roberto Davila24-25-0
Denver, Colorado, USAWUD1010
1972-07-10Bob Mashburn7-4-2
Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USAWKO910
time: 0:51
1972-05-11Terry Daniels28-5-1
Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWUD1212
vacant USA Texas State heavyweight title
Daniels down in the 8th.
1971-11-17George Chuvalo63-17-2
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USALUD1010
referee: Earl Keel 93-98 | judge: Ernie Taylor 94-97 | judge: Jimmy Webb 93-98
1971-09-21Jack O'Halloran20-12-2
Houston, Texas, USALSD1010
1971-04-28Ted Gullick15-2-0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWMD1010
referee: Mike Minnich 46-46 | judge: Tony LaBranch 47-43 | judge: Jimmy Bivins 48-46
Gullick down in tenth
1970-10-21Alvin Blue Lewis24-3-0
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USALTKO410
referee: Lou Jallos
1970-05-26Roberto Davila21-18-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWUD1010
98-94 | 99-91 | 97-94
1970-04-14Eddie Brooks11-3-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAWKO112
time: 2:49 | referee: Paul Konnor
1969-12-09Leroy Caldwell5-3-0
Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando, Florida, USAWTKO1010
1969-11-18Mac Foster20-0-0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USALKO310
1969-09-13Mac Foster19-0-0
Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USALTKO510
time: 1:35 | referee: Mario Ducchini
1969-05-20Al Jones25-1-1
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USALTKO810
time: 0:11 | referee: Eddie Eckert
Williams was knocked down twice.
1969-03-18Charley Polite10-9-3
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWUD1010
1968-11-21Bob Cleroux44-5-1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaLUD1010
referee: Rosario Baillargeon | judge: Tony Bergeron 45-47 | judge: Bobby Leitham 44-49 | judge: Arman Brissette 47-49
1968-10-07Moses Harrell10-3-3
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USAWTKO710
referee: Young Raymond
1968-08-06Jean-Claude Roy6-7-0
Houston, Texas, USAWUD1010
1968-06-25Leslie Borden15-14-2
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO110
time: 2:22
1968-06-11Mike Bruce8-12-2
Houston, Texas, USAWKO110
time: 2:22
1968-05-21Roy Crear5-7-0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO110
time: 2:42
1966-11-14Muhammad Ali26-0-0
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USALTKO315
time: 1:08 | referee: Harry Kessler
World Heavyweight Title
1966-06-28Tod Herring26-5-0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWTKO310
time: 0:25 | referee: Jimmy Webb
1966-04-19Sonny Moore19-19-2
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWUD1010
96-95 | 96-95 | 97-96
1966-03-22Mel Turnbow6-4-0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWUD1010
96-94 | 96-94 | 95-94
Williams was knocked down in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.
1966-02-08Ben Black2-1-1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO110
time: 2:43
1964-09-30Billy Daniels19-5-1
Houston, Texas, USAWUD1010
1964-07-21Sonny Banks18-5-0
Houston, Texas, USAWKO610
1964-04-07Tommy Fields16-10-3
Houston, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1963-10-08Roger Rischer22-7-2
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO310
time: 1:25
1963-08-13Kirk Barrow27-10-2
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO310
time: 2:15 | referee: Jimmy Webb
1963-04-13Ernie Terrell30-4-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
referee: Pete Tomasco | judge: Jack Styles 44-46 | judge: Pete Pantaleo 46-44 | judge: Pete Tomasco 44-46
1963-04-02Young Jack Johnson24-19-1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWTKO1010
referee: Jimmy Webb
1963-03-09Billy Daniels18-1-0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Peerless 97-92 | judge: Carl Gardner 98-93 | judge: Jim Ruby 98-91
1962-10-23Dave Bailey14-7-2
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO510
referee: Sonny Liston
1962-07-10Eddie Machen42-4-1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USADPTS1010
referee: Jimmy Webb 96-96 | judge: Ernie Taylor 96-96 | judge: Earl Keel 97-94
1962-05-15Alonzo Johnson20-10-0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO110
1962-04-03Ernie Terrell24-3-0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWTKO710
time: 1:43 | referee: Sonny Liston
1961-12-19James Wiley7-15-3
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO110
time: 0:44
1961-05-16Alex Miteff23-8-1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWTKO510
time: 1:32 | referee: Ernie Taylor
1961-02-07Wayne Bethea22-13-2
Houston, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1960-12-07Johnny Hayden27-16-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWKO210
referee: Jimmy Peerless
1960-11-01George Moore13-0-0
Houston, Texas, USAWKO410
1960-10-24Ben Marshall5-4-0
Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWKO210
time: 2:24
1960-03-21Sonny Liston27-1-0
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USALTKO210
time: 2:13 | referee: Ernie Taylor
Williams was down for an 8-count before the knockout.
1959-10-14Curley Lee18-1-0
Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO1010
time: 0:58
Lee knocked down twice in the 5th, before being put down for the count by an uppercut in the final round.
1959-05-26Ernie Cab13-10-1
Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO310
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)
1959-04-15Sonny Liston23-1-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALTKO310
time: 2:13 | referee: Jimmy Peerless
Williams was knocked down twice in the 3rd.
1959-01-13Ollie Wilson10-15-0
Houston, Texas, USAWKO310
time: 1:36
1958-12-09Howie Turner20-6-6
Houston, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1958-06-03Frankie Daniels34-14-2
Houston, Texas, USAWUD1010
1958-03-25Dick Richardson23-6-2
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWDQ410x3
referee: Frank Wilson
1958-02-04Gene White18-12-0
Houston, Texas, USAWTKO110
time: 2:38
Fight stopped due to badly cut eye.
1957-12-03Frankie Daniels31-13-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Peerless 97-95 | judge: Stuart Winston 96-94 | judge: Gus Jacobson 99-90
1957-10-15John Holman27-16-1
Houston, Texas, USAWKO710
1957-09-17Bob Albright21-6-3
Houston, Texas, USAWKO710
1957-07-23Clifford Gray2-6-1
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USAWKO110
1957-07-15J.D. Marshall7-2-0
Tyler, Texas, USAWKO210
1957-06-11Johnny Mason4-5-0
Houston, Texas, USAWKO110
1956-08-06Johnny Hollins8-5-1
City Coliseum, Austin, Texas, USAWKO310
1954-06-22Bob Satterfield33-16-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USALKO310
Original opponent, Charley (Doc) Williams, couldn't be found and Cleveland Williams came in to substitute. Williams was knocked down twice.
1954-06-08Sylvester Jones8-4-0
Tampa, Florida, USAWKO710
1954-03-09Jimmy Walls18-28-2
Tampa, Florida, USAWTKO110
1953-10-21Claude Rolfe14-15-5
Charlotte, North Carolina, USAWKO310
1953-10-20Bo Willis3-3-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWKO210
referee: Jimmy Peerless
1953-09-24Sylvester Jones7-3-0
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USALPTS44
Williams was knocked down twice.
1953-09-02Keene Simmons8-18-1
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USAWPTS1010
1953-05-12Omelio Agramonte50-19-0
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USAWUD1010
1953-03-24Ponce de Leon11-18-4
Tampa, Florida, USAWKO210
1953-03-12Terry O'Connor6-21-2
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWTKO310
time: 0:55
1953-03-04Ponce de Leon11-17-4
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWPTS88
1953-01-13Abie Gibson0-2-0
Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida, USAWKO110
Williams went on to score his 21st knockout in 26 pro bouts.
1952-12-08Graveyard Walters1-0-0
Daytona Beach, Florida, USAWKO210
William's 24th straight win and 23rd by knockout.
1952-11-25Claude Rolfe8-12-3
Tampa, Florida, USAWKO910
1952-10-03Johnny Hollins5-0-1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO110
time: 2:48
A smashing left jab broke Hollins's nose and put him down for the count.
1952-09-23Joe McFadden5-4-1
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO610
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