|Real name||John Gutenko|
December 5, 1893|
|Died||October 18, 1963(aged 69)|
|Wins by KO||57|
John Gutenko (December 5, 1893 – October 18, 1963) better known as Kid Williams, was a Danish boxer who held the Bantamweight World Championship during his career. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Williams as the #2 ranked bantamweight of all time while The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer placed him at #3. Williams was inducted into the Ring Magazine Hall of Fame in 1970 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996.
Williams was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He traveled with his parents to the United States in 1904 where they ended up in Baltimore, Maryland. He made his professional debut in 1910 and went unbeaten until running into knockout artist George Chaney who knocked him out.
Williams got a title shot in 1914 against Johnny Coulon whom he knocked out in three rounds. He fought against many champions but defended just twice, fighting boxers like Pete Herman, Johnny Kilbane and Memphis Pal Moore. Upon losing the title in 1917 to Herman, he fought pugilists like Joe Dundee, Joe Lynch, Francisco Guilledo also known as Pancho Villa, and Frankie Genaro before retiring in 1929.
Kid Williams died in Baltimore, Maryland in 1963.
|Loss||Frankie Genaro||PTS||12||1925-06-26||Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Loss||Pancho Villa||NWS||8||1923-07-31||Shetzline Ballpark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Newspaper Decision|
|Win||Joe Dundee||DQ||10 (12)||1922-09-04||4th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Win||Abe Goldstein||NWS||8||1921-02-21||Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Newspaper Decision|
|Win||Charles Ledoux||PTS||12||1920-12-16||Fifth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Loss||Joe Lynch||TKO||4 (6)||1918-01-29||Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Loss||Kid Herman||NWS||6||1917-06-13||Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Newspaper Decision|
|Draw||Joe Lynch||NWS||10||1917-03-13||Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York||Newspaper Decision|
|Loss||Kid Herman||PTS||20||1917-01-09||Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana||Lost World Bantamweight Title.|
|Draw||Kid Herman||PTS||20||1916-02-07||Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana||Retained World Bantamweight Title.|
|Draw||Frankie Burns||PTS||20||1915-12-06||Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana||Retained World Bantamweight Title.|
|Loss||Memphis Pal Moore||NWS||8||1915-10-28||Memphis, Tennessee||Newspaper Decision|
|Loss||Johnny Kilbane||NWS||6||1915-03-17||Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Newspaper Decision|
|Win||Kid Herman||NWS||10||1914-06-30||Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana||Newspaper Decision|
|Win||Johnny Coulon||KO||3 (20)||1914-06-09||Vernon Arena, Vernon, California||Won World Bantamweight Title.|
|Win||Charles Ledoux||TKO||16 (20)||1913-07-15||Vernon Arena, Vernon, California|
|Win||Charles Ledoux||NWS||6||1912-12-11||Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Newspaper Decision|
|Win||Johnny Coulon||NWS||10||1912-10-18||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York||Newspaper Decision|
|Loss||George KO Chaney||PTS||20||1911-07-10||Ford Opera House, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Loss||George KO Chaney||KO||6 (15)||1911-01-02||Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland|
|World Bantamweight Champion
June 9, 1914 – January 9, 1917