Ernest Mateen boxer

Ernest Mateen boxer
bouts
45
won
30
lost
12
draw
3
Status
inactive
Division
light heavyweight
Debut
1991-03-22
Height
6′ 1″/185cm
Reach
-
Age
46
Born
1966-06-03
Death
2012-11-06
Nationality
USA

As an amateur boxer in New York City, M-16 Mateen won two New York Golden Gloves Championships. Mateen won the 1988 and 1989 178 pound Open Championships. In 1988, Mateen defeated Clinton Mitchell of the Police Athletic League in the finals to win the Championship. Mitchell then turned pro and defeated Bernard Hopkins on December 11, 1988, in their professional debuts. M-16 Mateen remained an amateur, and in 1989 repeated as 178 pound Open Champion again by defeating Jade Scott of the Police Athletic League in the New York Golden Gloves championship final. Mateen trained at the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn BA in 1988 and at Gleason's Gym in 1989. He was trained in the amateurs by his father, Ernest Mateen Sr., an auto mechanic and a father of nine, who was shot and killed in mid-afternoon in a crowded open-air vegetable market in Canarsie, Brooklyn in May 1990.M-16 Mateen turned pro in the Light heavyweight boxing division on January 13, 1991, and won by decision over undefeated David Telesco, who went on to become the USBA Light heavyweight champion ranked # 1 by the WBC, WBA and IBF. Mateen drew with, then later defeated Tim Wilson, and won by decision over David Telesco again. M-16 Mateen went undefeated in his first twenty professional bouts, including wins over 12-0 Steve Pannell and 20-0 Billy Lewis. M-16 Mateen also defeated Kevin Watts, Dale Jackson, and Drake Thadzi (who later defeated James Toney), fighters with a combined 65 wins, en route to winning the Nevada State and World Boxing Council Continental Americas Light heavyweight boxing title and rising as high as # 2 in the world ratings, before losing his title in the tenth round to Charles Williams (boxer). Williams had fought in 11 consecutive IBF Light heavyweight world title fights before fighting Mateen. In a controversial ending, M-16 Mateen was later disqualified in the fifth round of a Light heavyweight world title bout against champion James Toney.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
2006-06-10 Terry Porter LLLWWL Al Chymia Shiners Temple, Memphis WIN
Unanimous decision
2006-02-13 Matt Godfrey WWWWWW Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence LOST
Technical knockout
2006-01-21 Ronnie Smith LLLLLL Continental Arena, Olive Branch WIN
Unanimous decision
2003-11-15 Uriah Grant WWLLLL Club Ovation, Boynton Beach WIN
Technical knockout
2003-08-07 Vassiliy Jirov WWWWWL Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula LOST
Technical knockout
2003-05-02 Rich LaMontagne LWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket LOST
Technical knockout
2002-11-09 Uriah Grant WWLWWL South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach WIN
2002-09-27 Joey DeGrandis WWWWLW Ramada Inn, Rosemont WIN
Unanimous decision
2002-04-26 O'Neil Bell WWWWWW Ramada Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont DRAW
2001-04-19 John Scully LLLWLL Coliseum, New Haven WIN
Unanimous decision
2000-02-29 Antonio Tarver WWWWWW Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOST
KO
1997-11-07 Will Taylor WWWWWW First Union Center, Philadelphia LOST
Corner retirement
1997-10-03 Chris Johnson WWWWLW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City DRAW
1997-06-29 John Scully WWLWLL Dressler Arena, Hartford WIN
Unanimous decision
1997-04-11 David Telesco WWWWWW Capitol Theatre, Port Chester LOST
Technical knockout
1996-05-03 Imamu Mayfield WWWWWW Ukrainian Cultural Center, Somerset LOST
Technical knockout
1995-09-09 James Toney WLLWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas LOST
1995-04-29 Tim Hillie WLWWWL US Air Arena, Landover LOST
Points
1995-03-18 Garry Delaney WWWWWW Green Glens Arena, Millstreet LOST
Corner retirement
1994-11-18 Ron Preston WLLDDL Municipal Auditorium, Webster WIN
Points
1994-09-30 Luis Oliveira LLLLLL Worcester WIN
Technical knockout
1994-06-30 Rudy Nix WWWWWW Trump Castle, Atlantic City LOST
Technical knockout
1994-04-07 Charles Williams WWWLWW Southern Belle Casino, Robinsonville LOST
Technical knockout
1994-01-21 Robert Thomas WWW Hotel Pennsylvania, New York WIN
Points
1993-12-09 John McClain WWWWWW Paramount Theatre, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1993-10-06 Billy Lewis WWWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1993-07-30 Tim St Clair WLLWLL Ramada Hotel, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1993-05-13 Drake Thadzi WWWLWL Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
1993-04-08 Steve Pannell WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1993-02-26 Kevin Watts WWLWWW Hauppauge WIN
Technical knockout
1993-01-30 John Spiros WWWLWW Ramada Hotel, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1992-12-04 Roosevelt Williams WLLDLL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
Technical knockout
1992-10-23 Hector Rosario LLWLLL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
Points
1992-09-18 Jamal Arbubakar LWWWWL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
1992-07-31 Art Bayliss WLWLWW Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
Unanimous decision
1992-05-28 Keith Providence WWWWLW Kushers Country Club, Monticello WIN
Technical knockout
1992-05-08 Dale Jackson DWWLWD Days Inn, Allentown WIN
Unanimous decision
1992-04-10 John Spiros WWWW Ramada Hotel, New York WIN
Split-decision
1992-03-23 Julio Hernandez Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1992-03-06 Exum Speight LWWDWW Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon WIN
Unanimous decision
1992-01-16 Tim Wilson D Elizabeth WIN
Unanimous decision
1991-11-26 David Telesco WWLWW Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Split-decision
1991-08-24 Rick Beechum W Shawnee State University, Portsmouth WIN
Technical knockout
1991-05-17 Tim Wilson New York DRAW
Points
1991-03-22 David Telesco WW Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon WIN
Points