On This Day: Jimmy Carter Became World Lightweight Champion

On This Day: Jimmy Carter Became World Lightweight Champion | Boxen247.com

On This Day: Jimmy Carter Became World Lightweight Champion | Boxen247.comOn This Day: Jimmy Carter Became World Lightweight Champion | Boxen247.com

JIMMY CARTER vs. IKE WILLIAMS

May 25th, 1951

Jimmy Carter became lightweight world Champion defeating Ike Williams by TKO in 14 rounds. Ike had been the firm pre fight favorite. The bout was staged at Madison Square Garden in New York. The third man in the ring was  the former featherweight champion, Petey Scalzo. The defeat Williams suffered passed into history and was duly noted, as he had been a prestige fighter since 1945.

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