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Overview (4)

Born in Griffin, Georgia, USA
Died in Houston, Texas, USA  (car accident)
Nickname Big Cat
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cleveland Williams was born on June 30, 1933 in Griffin, Georgia, USA. He was an actor, known for America's Musical Theater (1985), Wednesday Night Fights (1955) and Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion (1995). He died on September 3, 1999 in Houston, Texas, USA.

Trivia (10)

Compiled a professional record of 78-13-1 with 58 knockout wins.
Defeated his last three opponents before retiring in 1973.
Defeated world 10-ten rated heavyweight contenders Alex Miteff, Ernie Terrell, Alonzo Johnson, Billy Daniels, Young Jack Johnson. and Roger Rischer.
In 1964 was shot by a Houston, Texas police officer during a traffic stop; lost the function of one kidney as a result.
Knocked out twice by future heavyweight king Sonny Liston.
Noted for his extremely muscular build and awesome knockout power.
Professional heavyweight boxer from 1951 to 1973.
Scored 19 first round knockout victories in his 22 year career.
Took a 65-5 record with 55 knockouts into his title fight with World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali.
Was undefeated in his first 27 fights, 25 by knockout.

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