Date: 14th November 1966
Venue: Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA
Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title
Promoted by: Earl Gilliam
Tv: Closed Circuit Television
( 26 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 212 3/4 lbs
( 67 - 5 - 1 )
Weight: 210 1/2 lbs
Ali defended his WBC World Heavyweight Title in the USA for the first time in a year when he faced Cleveland 'Big Cat' Williams at The Astrodome, in Houston, Texas.
Ali picked apart the bigger and slower Williams, flooring him three times in the 2nd round and once more in the 3rd. Referee Harry Kessler jumped in to save a battered Williams at 1:08 of the third.
Many considered this one of Ali's greatest performances due to William's reputation as one of boxing's most powerful heavyweight punchers.