Williams Decides to Attempt to Regain Lightweight Title, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-05


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Williams Decides to Attempt To Regain Lightweight Title NEW YORK, N. Y., June 4 UP. — Ex-lightweight champion Ike Williams and his manager, Frank Palermo, notified promoter Jim Norris of the International Boxing Club today that they have decided to try to regain the title from James Carter. Carter won it by stopping a weight-weakened Williams in the 14th round May 25. Because of the trouble Williams had in making the 135-pound limit for that fight, there was some doubt that he would continue campaigning as a lightweight. Williams said, however, that henceforth he will try to take off his weight gradually, rather than in a short space of time as he did for the Carter fight. Willie Ketchum, manager of Carter, said they probably would grant Williams a return bout, perhaps in August, although there was no contract for a return bout in the event Carter won. Meanwhile, Carter will meet Art Aragon at Los Angeles June 19 in a 1 non-title go.

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