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Dwight Muhammad Qawi boxer

Dwight Muhammad Qawi image
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1978-04-19
Born 1953-01-05
Nationality USA
Residence Lindenwold, New Jersey, USA
bouts
53
won
41
lost
11
draw
1
bouts
53
won
41
lost
11
draw
1
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1978-04-19
Born 1953-01-05
Nationality USA
Residence Lindenwold, New Jersey, 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.

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 Titles Result
Nov. 25, 1998 Tony LaRosa WWWWWW Ramada Inn, Rosemont LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 27, 1997 Tyrone Demby LLLWLL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1997 Earl Clark WLLLLL Boys and Girls Club, Paterson WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 13, 1992 Nate Miller WWLLWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 18, 1992 Dave Fiddler WLLLLW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1992 Arthur Williams LWWWWW Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 7, 1992 Ric Lainhart WWWLLW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 1991 Ricky Parkey LLLLWW Grand Hyatt, Washington vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Cruiserweight

WIN
Corner retirement
July 23, 1991 Eddie Taylor LWWWWL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
June 11, 1991 James Salerno WWWWDL Tamiami Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami WIN
Unanimous decision
April 20, 1991 Tommy Richardson WWLLWL Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
March 2, 1991 Bert Gravley WWWLWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 16, 1990 Mike Hunter WLWWWW Essex County College, Newark World Boxing Council Continental Americas Cruiserweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 27, 1989 Robert Daniels WWWWWW Pavillon Baltard, Nogent-sur-Marne vacant World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Split-decision
May 22, 1989 Everett Martin LWLWWL Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 18, 1989 Andre McCall WWWLLW Catholic Youth Center, Scranton vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 15, 1989 Tyrone Booze LLWWW Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 23, 1988 Olian Alexander WWLWWW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
March 19, 1988 George Foreman WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 5, 1987 Evander Holyfield WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

LOSS
KO
Aug. 15, 1987 Lee Roy Murphy WWWLWW Parking de Nouveau Port, Saint-Tropez WIN
Technical knockout
May 15, 1987 Ossie Ocasio WWWWLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas LOSS
Majority decision
Feb. 6, 1987 Narcisco Maldonado LLWLLL Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 1986 Evander Holyfield WWWWWW The Omni, Atlanta World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Split-decision
March 22, 1986 Leon Spinks LWWWWW Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 8, 1986 Rick Enis LLWLLW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
July 27, 1985 Piet Crous WWWWWW Superbowl, Sun City World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1985 Michael Greer WWDWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 12, 1984 Stanley Ross LLWLDW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
March 21, 1984 Pat Cuillo LWWWLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 17, 1983 Johnny Davis WWWLWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Split-decision
March 18, 1983 Michael Spinks WWWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1982 Eddie Davis WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 7, 1982 Matthew Saad Muhammad WWWWLW Spectrum, Philadelphia World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 21, 1982 Jerry Martin WLWWWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1981 Matthew Saad Muhammad WWWWWW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 5, 1981 James Scott WWWWLW Rahway State Prison, Woodbridge Township WIN
Unanimous decision
May 31, 1981 Mike Rossman LLWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
KO
March 5, 1981 Al Bolden LWLWWL Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 8, 1981 Johnny Davis WWLWLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 6, 1980 Tony Mesoraca WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 14, 1980 Rick Jester WLWWWW International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
June 5, 1980 Charles Smith WWWWLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1980 Leonard Langley LWLDLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 29, 1980 Cornell Chavis LWLWWL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 4, 1980 Theunis Kok WWWWWW Kings Park Stadium, Durban WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1979 Johnny Wilburn WWWLLW Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 1979 Donald Biff Cline LWWDWW Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
July 3, 1979 Louis Butler WLDWWL Steel Pier Arena, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
May 25, 1979 Louis Butler WWLDWW Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 2, 1978 Johnny Davis WWW Audubon Ballroom, New York LOSS
Split-decision
June 3, 1978 Lou Benson Jr WWWWWW Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Points
April 19, 1978 Leonard Langley LLWL DC Armory, Washington DRAW
Points