Originally Posted by dyna
Williams had been inactive the entire year of 1965 while recovering from gunshot wounds he suffered at the hands of a police officer arising out of a traffic stop. Boxing reporter Jerry Izenberg adds "...shot for no apparent reason." Williams was shot with a .357 Magnum in the abdomen, barely survived, and suffered permanent kidney damage, a loss of over ten feet of his small intestine, and nerve damage from the bullet which affected his left leg above the knee, causing it to atrophy as a result. Williams didn't however bear the policeman any malice. Some thought he had resisted arrest on suspected drunk driving.
excuses, excuses. nah, i'm just kidding. i know all these things about williams but ali looked incredible in this performance. all due respect to williams but i was surprised to find out he was inducted into the world boxing hall of fame. this is for another topic but i'm not sure he had enough good wins to deserve to be in the hall.