Johnny Williams (boxer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about a British professional boxer, for persons with the same or similar name, see John Williams (disambiguation)
Johnny Williams
Statistics
Real name Johnny Williams
Rated at Heavyweight
Nationality Wales Welsh
Born (1926-12-25)25 December 1926
Barmouth, Wales
Died 6 February 2007(2007-02-06) (aged 80)
Boxing record
Total fights 75
Wins 60
Wins by KO 38
Losses 11
Draws 4
No contests 0

Johnny Williams (25 December 1926 in Barmouth – 6 February 2007) was a British former professional boxer in the 1940s and 1950s and was at one time both the British and Empire heavyweight champion.

Williams turned professional in 1946 and was known for his scientific approach in the ring, with one of his greatest fights being a bout with Jack Gardner on 17 July 1950 in Leicester. It was a Commonwealth title eliminator fight and he lost on points, and according to the BBC it was rated as one of the most grueling bouts ever staged in Britain and left both boxers requiring a night in hospital.[1]

Williams had a rematch with Gardner and won the 15 round fight, claiming both the British and Empire titles in 1952.

However, Gardner made a comeback in 1955 and knocked out Williams after five rounds for the title.

Williams retired in 1960 with 60 wins, 38 by knockout, 11 losses and 4 draws, and began a career in farming.

He died on 6 February 2007 survived by his wife and daughter.

Professional boxing record[edit]

60 Wins (38 knockouts, 22 decisions), 11 Losses (6 knockouts, 5 decisions), 4 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 33-9 Jamaica Joe Bygraves TKO 6 16/11/1956 United Kingdom Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue, Manchester
Loss 28-0-1 Wales Joe Erskine PTS 15 27/08/1956 Wales Maindy Stadium, Cardiff BBBofC Heavyweight Title.
Loss 26-4-1 United States Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson TKO 4 13/04/1956 United States Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia Referee stopped the bout at 2:49 of the fourth round.
Draw 45-5-1 Germany Willi Hoepner PTS 10 04/02/1956 Germany Festhalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Hesse
Win 23-3-2 Tonga Kitione Lave TKO 1 26/07/1955 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
Loss 26-5 United Kingdom Jack Gardner KO 5 06/06/1955 United Kingdom Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Title Eliminators.
Win 7-4-1 France Lucien Touzard TKO 3 18/04/1955 Wales Maindy Stadium, Cardiff
Win 13-2-1 Netherlands Hennie Quentemeijer KO 2 05/03/1955 Wales Newtown, Powys
Win 12-3-1 France Roger Francis Coeuret TKO 4 10/12/1954 United Kingdom Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Belle Vue, Manchester
Win 15-2 United Kingdom "Miracle" Jack Hobbs TKO 7 14/09/1954 United Kingdom Harringay Arena, Harringay, London BBBofC Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Win 14-3-10 Germany Hugo Salfeld PTS 10 04/04/1954 Germany Stadion Rote Erde, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 42-4-6 Germany Gerhard Hecht KO 2 22/01/1954 Germany Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin
Win 4-4-1 Belgium Bernard Verdoolaeghe PTS 10 10/11/1953 United Kingdom Empress Hall, Earl's Court, Kensington, London
Win 28-7 United Kingdom Fred Powell KO 2 05/10/1953 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
Loss 59-11-1 United Kingdom Don Cockell PTS 15 12/05/1953 United Kingdom Harringay Arena, Harringay, London BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles.
Win 15-11-1 Trinidad and Tobago Ansell Adams PTS 10 13/04/1953 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
Loss 25-1-4 Germany Heinz Neuhaus KO 9 15/02/1953 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 23-2-4 Luxembourg Werner Wiegand KO 5 10/12/1952 United Kingdom Harringay Arena, Harringay, London
Win 20-2 South Africa John Duncan Arthur TKO 7 13/10/1952 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire Commonwealth Heavyweight Title.
Win 13-13-7 United States Jimmy Rouse TKO 7 22/07/1952 United States Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey
Win 22-4 United Kingdom Jack Gardner PTS 15 11/03/1952 United Kingdom Empress Hall, Earl's Court, Kensington, London BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Titles.
Win 46-15 Cuba Omelio Agramonte PTS 10 04/12/1951 United Kingdom Harringay Arena, Harringay, London
Draw 21-0-3 Germany Heinz Neuhaus PTS 10 14/10/1951 Germany Stadion Rote Erde, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 28-8-1 Austria Jo Weidin TKO 6 05/06/1951 United Kingdom White City Stadium, White City, London
Win 17-3 United States Aaron Wilson PTS 8 27/03/1951 United Kingdom Empress Hall, Earl's Court, Kensington, London
Win 29-5-4 United Kingdom Reg Andrews KO 2 19/03/1951 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
Loss 42-21-5 United States Bill Weinberg TKO 6 12/12/1950 United Kingdom Harringay Arena, Harringay, London
Win 19-2 United States George Kaplan TKO 7 14/11/1950 United Kingdom Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London
Loss 19-2 United Kingdom Jack Gardner PTS 12 17/07/1950 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire BBBofC/Commonwealth Heavyweight Title Eliminators.
Loss 72-11-2 United States Pat Comiskey TKO 6 06/06/1950 United Kingdom White City Stadium, White City, London
Win 23-11 Canada Vern Escoe PTS 10 28/02/1950 United Kingdom Harringay Arena, Harringay, London Commonwealth Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Win 18-8 Jamaica Lloyd Barnett PTS 10 20/02/1950 United Kingdom Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands
Win 18-10 Belgium Piet Wilde KO 4 24/01/1950 United Kingdom Empress Hall, Earl's Court, Kensington, London
Win 19-8-1 France Stephane Olek PTS 8 06/09/1949 United Kingdom Harringay Arena, Harringay, London
Win 17-8 Belgium Piet Wilde PTS 10 17/08/1949 Wales Coney Beach Pleasure Park, Porthcawl
Win 11-4 Northern Ireland Paddy Slavin TKO 3 20/06/1949 United Kingdom St Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham, West Midlands
Win 10-5-1 Sweden Nils Andersson PTS 8 02/06/1949 United Kingdom White City Stadium, White City, London
Win 23-8-4 Scotland Ken Shaw TKO 8 19/04/1949 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London
Win 14-6-2 South Africa Nick Wolmarans TKO 4 29/01/1949 South Africa Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Win 3-3-1 South Africa Billy Wood KO 4 16/12/1948 South Africa City Hall, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Win 10-6 South Africa Fred Vorster PTS 8 06/11/1948 South Africa Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Win 17-9-3 United Kingdom Jock Frederick Taylor PTS 6 21/09/1948 United Kingdom Harringay Arena, Harringay, London
Win 22-13-7 United Kingdom Reg Spring TKO 6 02/09/1948 United Kingdom Exeter Civic Hall, Exeter, Devon
Win 32-4-1 United Kingdom Don Cockell TKO 2 27/07/1948 United Kingdom Embassy Rink, Birmingham, West Midlands
Win 7-12 Canada Gene "KO" Fowler KO 3 22/06/1948 United Kingdom St James Park, Exeter, Devon
Loss 28-4-1 United Kingdom Don Cockell PTS 8 18/05/1948 United Kingdom Highfield Road, Coventry, West Midlands
Win 6-0 Scotland Bobby Ogg PTS 6 20/04/1948 United Kingdom Harringay Arena, Harringay, London
Win 1-0 United Kingdom Sid Falconer RTD 3 11/03/1948 United Kingdom Smethwick, Sandwell, West Midlands
Win 1-0 Wales Billy Phillips TKO 3 17/02/1948 United Kingdom Harringay Arena, Harringay, London
Win 21-3 United Kingdom Allan Cooke TKO 1 12/02/1948 United Kingdom Hull Arena, Hull, Yorkshire
Win 12-12-3 Northern Ireland Matt Locke KO 1 26/01/1948 United Kingdom Coventry Drill Hall, Coventry, West Midlands
Win 13-13-1 Wales Des Jones PTS 8 15/01/1948 United Kingdom Rink Market, Smethwick, Sandwell, West Midlands
Loss 14-10-6 United Kingdom Reg Spring PTS 8 02/12/1947 United Kingdom Co-op Hall, Rugby, Warwickshire
Win 4-1 Wales Doug Richards PTS 8 24/11/1947 United Kingdom Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Win 7-7 United Kingdom George Barratt TKO 3 10/11/1947 United Kingdom Coventry, West Midlands
Win 9-7-1 United Kingdom Jimmy Carroll KO 5 03/11/1947 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
Win 27-27-7 Wales Trevor Burt KO 2 16/09/1947 United Kingdom Battery Drill Hall, Rugby, Warwickshire
Win 7-6 United Kingdom Jimmy Carroll TKO 5 12/08/1947 United Kingdom Wembley Town Hall, Wembley, London
Win -- United Kingdom Bernard O'Neill TKO 2 07/07/1947 United Kingdom Wembley Town Hall, Wembley, London
Draw 26-7-5 Wales Johnny Houlston PTS 8 16/06/1947 Wales Corporation Bus Depot, Newport
Win 41-59-5 Republic of Ireland Paddy Roche TKO 7 03/04/1947 United Kingdom Leamington, Warwickshire
Win 2-1 Republic of Ireland Jock Kerry TKO 5 24/03/1947 United Kingdom Birmingham, West Midlands
Win 2-2 United Kingdom Wally With PTS 8 19/03/1947 United Kingdom Caledonian Road Baths, Islington, London
Win 2-3 United Kingdom Art Owen TKO 6 24/02/1947 United Kingdom Kettering, Northamptonshire
Win 19-42-6 United Kingdom Ted Barter KO 3 10/02/1947 United Kingdom Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Win 2-2-2 United Kingdom Tommy Bostock TKO 4 09/12/1946 United Kingdom Assembly Rooms, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Win 0-1 United Kingdom Joe Burt PTS 8 04/11/1946 United Kingdom Birmingham, West Midlands
Draw 12-3-4 United Kingdom Jim Greaves PTS 8 21/10/1946 United Kingdom Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire
Win 7-2-1 United Kingdom Jim Hollis PTS 6 24/09/1946 United Kingdom Embassy Rink, Birmingham, West Midlands
Win 12-17-2 United Kingdom Harry O'Grady KO 4 04/06/1946 United Kingdom Battery Drill Hall, Rugby, Warwickshire
Win -- United Kingdom Joe Williams PTS 8 15/04/1946 United Kingdom Birmingham, West Midlands
Win 5-4 United Kingdom "Seaman" Tom Smith TKO 5 01/04/1946 United Kingdom Birmingham, West Midlands
Win -- Michael Guerin KO 1 26/02/1946 United Kingdom Co-op Hall, Rugby, Warwickshire Guerin knocked out at 1:40 of the first round.
Win 2-3 United Kingdom "Seaman" Tom Smith PTS 6 15/02/1946 United Kingdom Crossington Street Baths, Leicester, Leicestershire
Win 1-0 United Kingdom Billy Rhodes PTS 6 12/02/1946 United Kingdom Crossington Street Baths, Leicester, Leicestershire

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex-British champion Williams dies". BBC.co.uk. 6 February 2007. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 

External links[edit]