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On this day in 1966, Muhammad Ali knocked out Cleveland Williams in three rounds to retain the WBC Heavyweight title. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Ali easily disposes of Williams (11.21.66)

On this day in 1966, Muhammad Ali knocked out Cleveland Williams in three rounds to retain the WBC Heavyweight title. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Ali easily disposes of Williams (11.21.66)

Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland ‘Big Cat’ Williams in three rounds at the Houston Astrodome to defend his heavyweight title in November 1966. The bout drew a record indoor crowd of 35,460. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland ‘Big Cat’ Williams in three rounds at the Houston Astrodome to defend his heavyweight title in November 1966. The bout drew a record indoor crowd of 35,460. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland Williams during round three of their 1966 fight at the Astrodome. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland Williams during round three of their 1966 fight at the Astrodome. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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Today marks the 46th anniversary of the famous bout between Muhammad Ali and Cleveland Williams in the AstroDome. In this iconic photo, Ali standing victorious after a third round knockout. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Ali in charge, scores easy victory over Williams (11.21.66)
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Today marks the 46th anniversary of the famous bout between Muhammad Ali and Cleveland Williams in the AstroDome. In this iconic photo, Ali standing victorious after a third round knockout. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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Muhammad Ali stands over Cleveland Williams after knocking him down in the third round of their 1966 fight. Williams was knocked down four times in the fight, with the referee stopping the action in the third round as Ali dominated from start to finish.  (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Ali massacres Williams, wins fight in third round (11.21.66)

Muhammad Ali stands over Cleveland Williams after knocking him down in the third round of their 1966 fight. Williams was knocked down four times in the fight, with the referee stopping the action in the third round as Ali dominated from start to finish.  (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Ali massacres Williams, wins fight in third round (11.21.66)