Kid Williams (LOC)

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    Bain News Service,, publisher.

    Kid Williams

    [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

    1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

    Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
    Photo shows bantamweight boxer Kid Williams who was born John Gutenko. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)
    Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

    Format: Glass negatives.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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    Call Number: LC-B2- 2594-12

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    1. whyaduck 77 months ago | reply

      Kid Williams (1893-1963) was born John Gutenko in Copenhagen, Denmark. His family immigrated to the United States in 1904, settling in Baltimore, Maryland. He began his professional career there in 1910, at the age of 16, with a fifth-round KO of Shep Farren.

      In 1914, he took the Bantamweight World Championship title from boxer Johnny Coulon, knocking him out in the third round of a scheduled twenty-round bout held at Vernon, California. He lost the title to Pete Herman in 1917. Williams' boxing career continued until 1929, finally totalling more than 200 bouts, of which he won 156.

      Kid Williams at the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

      Box Rec bout list.

    2. brettbigb 77 months ago | reply

      I like his hair!!!

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