Billy Daniels


St. Nicholas Arena, NY
May 19, 1962
Clay won a 7th round TKO

About Billy Daniels

Born September 12, 1937 in East Arcadia, NC
Currently resides in New York City
Career record: 23 wins (11 KO), 22 defeats (7 KO), 4 draws
"The Barber"

Daniels learned to fight while serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960. Future World Light Heavyweight Champion Bob Foster trained Daniels while he served in the military. As a member of the U.S. Air Force Boxing Team, Daniels won the Britannica Shield 175 lbs. Title. A year later, he captured the 12th Air Force, USAEF and Britannica Shield Light Heavyweight titles. Daniels was cut in the second round during his fight with Clay and that cut eventually stopped the fight when Clay won a TKO in the seventh round. In 1967, Daniels retired to concentrate on his barber business after losses to Joe Frazier and Jerry Quarry. He made a comeback attempt after a five-year lay-off and continued to fight until he was 40 years old.

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