Re: 'Compassionate Cassius Clay, To Give Big Cat A Chance'
Tuesday Night - June 28, 1966
Sam Houston Coliseum - Houston, Texas
On the undercard of the WBA Heavyweight Championship between -
Champion - Ernie Terrell and Challenger - Doug Jones.
'The Big Cat Crushes A Herring'
In front of 9346 Sam Houston Coliseum fans, Cleveland Williams gave Tod Herring
the 'good old-fashioned' beating, forcing the Referee to call a halt to the bout at
just 0:25 of Round 3.
Tod Herring, a 29 year-old 6' 3" 205 lb. - Texas Heavyweight, with a record of
26-5-0 (19 KO's) had entered the ring confident, and with a swagger. Tod had
stated before the bout, that he would end the Big Cat's career, by knocking
The 33 year-old 6' 3" 210 lb. veteran Cleveland Williams, wasted little time in
pounding his over-matched opponent, and by Round 2, Tod Herring was reeling
around the ring.
At 0:25 of Round 3, Referee - Jimmy Webb stopped the 'one-sided beating'.
The Big Cat improves his record to 65-5-1 (51 KO's), and his Manager -
Hugh Benbow stated that they were ready for a Championship Bout with
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