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Old 10-05-2012, 09:30 AM   #4
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: 'Compassionate Cassius Clay, To Give Big Cat A Chance'

'November 1966'

'Cassius Visits Big Cat, Offers Help'

Heavyweight Champion - Cassius Clay came visiting Houston, with a 'warm smile'
and a helping hand, as he prepares for his November 14th bout with local Houston
Heavyweight - 'Big Cat' Williams.

The Champion said, that Cleveland was a great fighter before he got injured,
and may have been the best challenger out there in November 1964. He deserves
a Title Shot, if not for earning it, at least for being a good guy.

In November 1964, Cleveland Williams had moved into the #2 Heavyweight Ranking,
after defeating #8 Heavyweight - Billy Daniels. At the time, the 31 year-old 'Big Cat'
had a record of 61-5-1 (49 KO's).

Williams was scheduled to face Ernie Terrell for the 'vacant' WBA Heavyweight Championship
in January 1965, but a gunshot wound during a traffic incident on November 29, 1964
'dashed' his Heavyweight Championship aspirations.

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