with no wins against curent rated fighters - ever. Only devestating puncher never to knock down a top fighter.
Knocked out a Prime 24-3 Ernie Terrell, who was never knocked out before, and went on to become WBA champion. Knocked Terrell down in the rematch when Terrell was rated # 5 in the World. AP scored the fight for Williams.
Knocked out Alex Miteff who was rated top 10 in the world
"Cleveland (Big Cat) Williams, who shattered the title hopes of 7th ranked Alex Miteff with a 5th round TKO, set up a howl today for a shot at champion Floyd Patterson. If Williams ever looked as though he deserved a shot at the title, it was Tuesday night. He took command of the fight from Miteff from the start, opened a bad cut over his left eye in the 2nd, floored him for eight counts in the 3rd and 4th, and was beating him badly when referee Ernie Taylor mercifully ended it 1:32 deep into the 5th." -United Press International 1961
After this bout, Texas Boxing Enterprises, the promoter of the bout, sent Floyd Patterson an offer of $100,000 or an option of 40% of the gate to meet Cleveland Williams.
Beat Billy Daniels, rated # 9 in the world.
Fought to a controversial Draw with top 5 rated Eddie Machen. AP scored the fight for Williams.
"In a way he's tougher to fight than Liston because he has the speed the other doesn't have. You can't walk around Cleveland like you can Liston." -Eddie Machen
Your "facts" are off