Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Fights Cleveland 'Big Cat' Williams

Muhammad Ali's promoters secured the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, where he would fight army veteran Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams, who was widely recognized for being a big hitter. Here, the young boxer introduced his new move, the Ali shuffle, into the ring. The referee ended the fight a minute into round three and Ali would claim his victory.

Muhammad Ali Fights Cleveland 'Big Cat' Williams

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