'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.