Kid Williams

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Kid Williams
Kid Williams LOC.jpg
Statistics
Real name John Gutenko
Rated at Bantamweight
Nationality Denmark Danish
Born (1893-12-05)December 5, 1893
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died October 18, 1963(1963-10-18) (aged 69)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 210
Wins 156
Wins by KO 57
Losses 26
Draws 16
No contests 8
Williams in fighting pose

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.[1] 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.[2]

Biography[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.

Notable bouts[edit]

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[3]
Loss United States Frankie Genaro PTS 12 1925-06-26 United States Carlin's Park, Baltimore, Maryland
Loss Philippines Pancho Villa NWS 8 1923-07-31 United States Shetzline Ballpark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Joe Dundee DQ 10 (12) 1922-09-04 United States 4th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland
Win United States Abe Goldstein NWS 8 1921-02-21 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win France Charles Ledoux PTS 12 1920-12-16 United States Fifth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland
Loss United States Joe Lynch TKO 4 (6) 1918-01-29 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Kid Herman NWS 6 1917-06-13 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Draw United States Joe Lynch NWS 10 1917-03-13 United States Pioneer Sporting Club, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Kid Herman PTS 20 1917-01-09 United States Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana Lost World Bantamweight Title.
Draw United States Kid Herman PTS 20 1916-02-07 United States Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana Retained World Bantamweight Title.
Draw United States Frankie Burns PTS 20 1915-12-06 United States Tulane Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana Retained World Bantamweight Title.
Loss United States Memphis Pal Moore NWS 8 1915-10-28 United States Memphis, Tennessee Newspaper Decision
Loss United States Johnny Kilbane NWS 6 1915-03-17 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Kid Herman NWS 10 1914-06-30 United States Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana Newspaper Decision
Win Canada Johnny Coulon KO 3 (20) 1914-06-09 United States Vernon Arena, Vernon, California Won World Bantamweight Title.
Win France Charles Ledoux TKO 16 (20) 1913-07-15 United States Vernon Arena, Vernon, California
Win France Charles Ledoux NWS 6 1912-12-11 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win Canada Johnny Coulon NWS 10 1912-10-18 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Newspaper Decision
Loss United States George KO Chaney PTS 20 1911-07-10 United States Ford Opera House, Baltimore, Maryland
Loss United States George KO Chaney KO 6 (15) 1911-01-02 United States Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Lineal Bantamweight Champions". Cyber Boxing Zone. 
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Encyclopedia - Kid Williams CyberBoxingZone.com Retrieved on 2014-04-30
  3. ^ Kid William's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Johnny Coulon
World Bantamweight Champion
June 9, 1914 – January 9, 1917
Succeeded by
Kid Herman