Cleveland Williams vs. Dick Richardson

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Cleveland Williams 209 lbs beat Dick Richardson 203 lbs by DQ in round 4 of 10

  • Date: 1958-03-25
  • Location: Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
  • Referee: Frank Wilson

"Cleveland Williams of the U.S. defeated Dick Richardson in their scheduled 10 round bout tonight when the Welsh boxer was disqualified in the 4th round for butting. In the 1st round the Welshman forced the Yank to back away from a flurry of blows. After that, Williams took charge. He floored Richardson for a count of two in the 1st round just after the Welsh boxer drew his first warning for butting. Blood ran from a gash on Williams' cheek as he sat in his corner between the 1st and 2nd rounds. He rocked Richardson with a left to the jaw in the 2nd and halted a Richardson flurry with two uppercuts in the 3rd. The American's cheek began bleeding again after Richardson was warned for butting. Then came the 4th and Richardson butted himself right out of the fight." -United Press

  • Referee Frank Wilson had warned Richardson in the 1st, 3rd and 4th rounds before finally DQ'ing him.
  • Also on this card Willie Toweel fought Fernando Nollet in a 10 rounder and heavyweight champ Floyd Patterson boxed a 3 round exhibition with sparring partner Dusty Rhodes.