Boxing Only


54 years ago

Muhammad Ali vs Cleveland Williams

Muhammad Ali vs Cleveland Williams

Date: 14th November 1966

Venue: Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA

Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title

Promoted by: Earl Gilliam

Tv: Closed Circuit Television

Muhammad Ali
( 26 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 212 3/4 lbs

Cleveland Williams
( 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.




Related Links


Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston

Muhammad Ali vs Floyd Patterson

Muhammad Ali vs George Chuvalo

Muhammad Ali vs Henry Cooper

Muhammad Ali vs Brian London

Muhammad Ali vs Karl Mildenberger

Muhammad Ali vs Cleveland Williams

Muhammad Ali vs Ernie Terrell

Muhammad Ali vs Zora Folley

Muhammad Ali vs Jerry Quarry

Muhammad Ali vs Bob Foster

Muhammad Ali vs Ken Norton

Muhammad Ali vs Ken Norton 2

Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier 2

Muhammad Ali vs Chuck Wepner

Muhammad Ali vs Ron Lyle

Muhammad Ali vs Joe Bugner 2

Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier 3

Muhammad Ali vs Jean-Pierre Coopman

Muhammad Ali vs Jimmy Young

Muhammad Ali vs Richard Dunn

Muhammad Ali vs Ken Norton 3

Muhammad Ali vs Alfredo Evangelista

Muhammad Ali vs Earnie Shavers

Muhammad Ali vs Leon Spinks

Muhammad Ali vs Trevor Berbick