Dwight Muhammad Qawi boxer

Dwight Muhammad Qawi boxer
bouts
53
won
41
lost
11
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
light heavyweight
Debut
1978-04-19
Height
5′ 7″/170cm
Reach
71″/180cm
Age
-
Born
1953-01-05
Death
-
Nationality
USA

Qawi, then known as Dwight Braxton, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but grew up in Camden, New Jersey, where he got involved with crime at a young age. He was eventually convicted of armed robbery and spent around five years in prison.It was at Rahway that Braxton found his place in life. The prison had an extensive boxing program and one of its inmates, James Scott, was a light heavyweight title contender who fought several times inside the prison itself. Braxton took up the sport, and when he was released from prison in 1978, immediately became a professional boxer. Qawi's style was most often likened to Joe Frazier and with good reason as he had trained in Frazier's Philadelphia gym as a professional. He converted to Islam in the early 80's and had his name changed from Dwight Braxton to Dwight Muhammad Qawi.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1998-11-25 Tony LaRosa WWWWWW Ramada Inn, Rosemont LOST
Unanimous decision
1997-06-27 Tyrone Demby LLLWLL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1997-05-08 Earl Clark WLLLLL Boys and Girls Club, Paterson WIN
Unanimous decision
1992-10-13 Nate Miller WWLLWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia LOST
Unanimous decision
1992-07-18 Dave Fiddler WLLLLW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1992-05-08 Arthur Williams LWWWWW Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOST
Unanimous decision
1992-04-07 Ric Lainhart WWWLLW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1991-11-07 Ricky Parkey LLLLWW Grand Hyatt, Washington WIN
Corner retirement
1991-07-23 Eddie Taylor LWWWWL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
1991-06-11 James Salerno WWWWDL Tamiami Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
1991-04-20 Tommy Richardson WWLLWL Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
1991-03-02 Bert Gravley WWWLWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1990-03-16 Mike Hunter WLWWWW Essex County College, Newark LOST
Unanimous decision
1989-11-27 Robert Daniels WWWWWW Pavillon Baltard, Nogent-sur-Marne LOST
Split-decision
1989-05-22 Everett Martin LWLWWL Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
1989-04-18 Andre McCall WWWLLW Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Unanimous decision
1989-02-15 Tyrone Booze LLWWW Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Majority decision
1988-11-23 Olian Alexander WWLWWW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1988-03-19 George Foreman WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas LOST
Technical knockout
1987-12-05 Evander Holyfield WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City LOST
KO
1987-08-15 Lee Roy Murphy WWWLWW Parking de Nouveau Port, Saint-Tropez WIN
Technical knockout
1987-05-15 Ossie Ocasio WWWWLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas LOST
Majority decision
1987-02-06 Narcisco Maldonado LLWLLL Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1986-07-12 Evander Holyfield WWWWWW The Omni, Atlanta LOST
Split-decision
1986-03-22 Leon Spinks LWWWWW Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
1986-01-08 Rick Enis LLWLLW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
1985-07-27 Piet Crous WWWWWW Superbowl, Sun City WIN
KO
1985-02-27 Michael Greer WWDWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
1984-12-12 Stanley Ross LLWLDW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
1984-03-21 Pat Cuillo LWWWLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
1983-09-17 Johnny Davis WWWLWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Split-decision
1983-03-18 Michael Spinks WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City LOST
Unanimous decision
1982-11-20 Eddie Davis WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1982-08-07 Matthew Saad Muhammad WWWWLW Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1982-03-21 Jerry Martin WLWWWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1981-12-19 Matthew Saad Muhammad WWWWWW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1981-09-05 James Scott WWWWLW Rahway State Prison, Woodbridge Township WIN
Unanimous decision
1981-05-31 Mike Rossman LLWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
KO
1981-03-05 Al Bolden LWLWWL Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
1981-01-08 Johnny Davis WWLWLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
1980-11-06 Tony Mesoraca WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1980-08-14 Rick Jester WLWWWW International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
1980-06-05 Charles Smith WWWWLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1980-05-08 Leonard Langley LWLDLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1980-03-29 Cornell Chavis LWLWWL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1980-02-04 Theunis Kok WWWWWW Kings Park Stadium, Durban WIN
KO
1979-11-14 Johnny Wilburn WWWLLW Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
1979-09-26 Donald Biff Cline LWWDWW Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
1979-07-03 Louis Butler WLDWWL Steel Pier Arena, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
1979-05-25 Louis Butler WWLDWW Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
1978-11-02 Johnny Davis WWW Audubon Ballroom, New York LOST
Split-decision
1978-06-03 Lou Benson Jr WWWWWW Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Points
1978-04-19 Leonard Langley LLWL DC Armory, Washington DRAW
Points