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Ernest Mateen boxer

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

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 Titles Result
June 10, 2006 Terry Porter LLLWWL Al Chymia Shiners Temple, Memphis WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 13, 2006 Matt Godfrey WWWWWW Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 21, 2006 Ronnie Smith LLLLLL Continental Arena, Olive Branch WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 15, 2003 Uriah Grant WWLLLL Club Ovation, Boynton Beach vacant International Boxing Union (1996) World Cruiserweight

Vacant IBU Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 7, 2003 Vassiliy Jirov WWWWWL Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula LOSS
Technical knockout
May 2, 2003 Rich LaMontagne LWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 9, 2002 Uriah Grant WWLWWL South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach United States Boxing Organisation Cruiserweight

WIN
TD
Sept. 27, 2002 Joey DeGrandis WWWWLW Ramada Inn, Rosemont WIN
Unanimous decision
April 26, 2002 O'Neil Bell WWWWWW Ramada Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont DRAW
TD
April 19, 2001 John Scully LLLWLL Coliseum, New Haven WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 29, 2000 Antonio Tarver WWWWWW Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
KO
Nov. 7, 1997 Will Taylor WWWWWW First Union Center, Philadelphia USBA Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Oct. 3, 1997 Chris Johnson WWWWLW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City USBA Light Heavyweight

DRAW
TD
June 29, 1997 John Scully WWLWLL Dressler Arena, Hartford USBA Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 11, 1997 David Telesco WWWWWW Capitol Theatre, Port Chester USA New York State Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 3, 1996 Imamu Mayfield WWWWWW Ukrainian Cultural Center, Somerset LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1995 James Toney WLLWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Light Heavyweight

LOSS
DQ
April 29, 1995 Tim Hillie WLWWWL US Air Arena, Landover World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
March 18, 1995 Garry Delaney WWWWWW Green Glens Arena, Millstreet vacant World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Nov. 18, 1994 Ron Preston WLLDDL Municipal Auditorium, Webster vacant World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 30, 1994 Luis Oliveira LLLLLL Worcester WIN
Technical knockout
June 30, 1994 Rudy Nix WWWWWW Trump Castle, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
April 7, 1994 Charles Williams WWWLWW Southern Belle Casino, Robinsonville World Boxing Council Continental Americas Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 21, 1994 Robert Thomas WWW Hotel Pennsylvania, New York World Boxing Council Continental Americas Light Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 9, 1993 John McClain WWWWWW Paramount Theatre, New York World Boxing Council Continental Americas Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 6, 1993 Billy Lewis WWWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 30, 1993 Tim St Clair WLLWLL Ramada Hotel, New York USA Nevada State Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 13, 1993 Drake Thadzi WWWLWL Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
April 8, 1993 Steve Pannell WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 26, 1993 Kevin Watts WWLWWW Hauppauge WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 30, 1993 John Spiros WWWLWW Ramada Hotel, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 4, 1992 Roosevelt Williams WLLDLL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 23, 1992 Hector Rosario LLWLLL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
Points
Sept. 18, 1992 Jamal Arbubakar LWWWWL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
DQ
July 31, 1992 Art Bayliss WLWLWW Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
Unanimous decision
May 28, 1992 Keith Providence WWWWLW Kushers Country Club, Monticello WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1992 Dale Jackson DWWLWD Days Inn, Allentown WIN
Unanimous decision
April 10, 1992 John Spiros WWWW Ramada Hotel, New York WIN
Split-decision
March 23, 1992 Julio Hernandez Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 1992 Exum Speight LWWDWW Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 16, 1992 Tim Wilson D Elizabeth WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 26, 1991 David Telesco WWLWW Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 24, 1991 Rick Beechum W Shawnee State University, Portsmouth WIN
Technical knockout
May 17, 1991 Tim Wilson New York DRAW
Points
March 22, 1991 David Telesco WW Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon WIN
Points