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Matthew Saad Muhammad boxer

Matthew Saad Muhammad image
Status inactive
Age 59
Division light heavyweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 1974-01-14
Born 1954-06-16
Death 2014-05-25
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
58
won
39
lost
16
draw
3
bouts
58
won
39
lost
16
draw
3
Status inactive
Age 59
Division light heavyweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 75″/191cm
Debut 1974-01-14
Born 1954-06-16
Death 2014-05-25
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Saad Muhammad's mother died when he was an infant, and he and his elder brother were sent to live with an aunt. When he was five, his aunt could not afford to look after both of them and she instructed his brother to get rid of him. His brother took him to Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway and then ran away. Saad Muhammad was taken in by Catholic Social Services. The nuns gave him the name Matthew Franklin (after the saint and the parkway where he was found). Matthew lived in foster care until a couple from Philadelphia adopted him, raised him, and took care of him like he was their own.Saad Muhammad was very popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s among boxing fans because of his particularly action-oriented style. Saad Muhammad was known for his ability to take punishment and mount comebacks, and because of this, he was nicknamed Miracle Matthew.

Saad Muhammad's mother died when he was an infant, and he and his elder brother were sent to live with an aunt. When he was five, his aunt could not afford to look after both of them and she instructed his brother to get rid of him. His brother took him to Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway and then ran away. Saad Muhammad was taken in by Catholic Social Services. The nuns gave him the name Matthew Franklin (after the saint and the parkway where he was found). Matthew lived in foster care until a couple from Philadelphia adopted him, raised him, and took care of him like he was their own.Saad Muhammad was very popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s among boxing fans because of his particularly action-oriented style. Saad Muhammad was known for his ability to take punishment and mount comebacks, and because of this, he was nicknamed Miracle Matthew.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 21, 1992 Jason Waller WLWWWW Colonial Theatre, Fredericksburg LOSS
KO
Oct. 29, 1991 Andrew Maynard LWWWWW Convention Center, Washington LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 5, 1991 Michael Green LWW Woodbridge LOSS
Points
Aug. 15, 1991 Govoner Chavers WWWWWL Plaza de Toros de Puerto Banus, Marbella WIN
KO
May 9, 1991 Anton Josipovic WWWWWW Novi Sad LOSS
Points
Feb. 26, 1991 Ed Mack WLWWDW National Guard Armory, Philadelphia LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 16, 1990 Markus Bott WWWW Sporthalle, Wandsbek LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 1989 Kevin Wagstaff DWWLWL Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall DRAW
Majority decision
Oct. 21, 1988 Frankie Swindell WLWWW Quality Inn Hotel, Newark LOSS
Technical knockout
April 8, 1988 Lee Harris L The Showplace Arena, Mechanicsville WIN
KO
Dec. 4, 1987 Bobby Thomas LLLLLW Millsap Community Center, Weirton WIN
Unanimous decision
June 26, 1987 James Coakley WWWW Nassau WIN
KO
Jan. 30, 1987 Pat Strachan WWWLWL Nassau LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 16, 1986 Tomas Polo Ruiz WDLLLW Jean Pierre Sports Complex, Mucurapo WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 21, 1986 Uriah Grant WLWWWW Galt Ocean Mile Hotel, Fort Lauderdale LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 10, 1986 Chris Wells LLLLLL Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1984 Willie Edwards WWLWWW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit NABF Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1983 Larry Davis LLWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 23, 1983 Eric Winbush WWWLWW Claridge Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 7, 1982 Dwight Muhammad Qawi WWWWWW Spectrum, Philadelphia World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 17, 1982 Pete McIntyre WWWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1981 Dwight Muhammad Qawi WWWWWW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1981 Jerry Martin WWLWWW Golden Nugget Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 25, 1981 Murray Sutherland WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 28, 1981 Vonzell Johnson WWWWWW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 28, 1980 Lottie Mwale WWWWWW Sports Arena, San Diego World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 13, 1980 Yaqui Lopez WWWLWW Great Gorge Playboy Club, McAfee World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 11, 1980 Louis Pergaud WLWWWW Halifax Metro Center, Halifax WIN
Technical knockout
March 29, 1980 John Conteh WLWDWL Resorts International, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 18, 1979 John Conteh WWLWDW Resorts International, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 22, 1979 Marvin Johnson WWWLWW Market Square Arena, Indianapolis World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 1978 Yaqui Lopez WWWWLW Spectrum, Philadelphia NABF Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 16, 1978 Fred Bright WWWWLW Branch Brook Ice Rink, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
June 19, 1978 Dale Grant WWWWWW Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 10, 1978 Richie Kates WWLWLW Spectrum, Philadelphia NABF Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 1, 1977 Dave Lee Royster LWLWWL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 17, 1977 Billy Douglas LLWLWW Spectrum, Philadelphia NABF Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 26, 1977 Marvin Johnson WWWWWW Spectrum, Philadelphia NABF Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 23, 1977 Ed Turner WLLLLW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
April 21, 1977 Joe Maye LLLLLL Fournier Hall, Wilmington WIN
Points
March 11, 1977 Eddie Mustafa Muhammad WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Split-decision
Dec. 3, 1976 Mate Parlov WWLWWW Trieste DRAW
Points
Oct. 23, 1976 Marvin Camel WWWLWW Adams Field House, Missoula LOSS
Majority decision
Sept. 15, 1976 Bobby Walker WWLDLW Catholic Youth Center, Scranton WIN
Technical knockout
July 17, 1976 Marvin Camel WWWWWW Stockton WIN
Split-decision
May 21, 1976 Mate Parlov WWWWWW Palasport di San Siro, Milan WIN
Points
Feb. 13, 1976 Harold Carter LLWLDW Painters Mill Theatre, Owings Mill WIN
Points
Oct. 21, 1975 Wayne McGee WWL Spectrum, Philadelphia DRAW
Points
July 24, 1975 Roosevelt Brown WWWWWL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 25, 1975 Vandell Woods WWLW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Dec. 10, 1974 Wayne McGee W Blue Horizon, Philadelphia LOSS
Points
Oct. 22, 1974 Joe Middleton WLWW Alexandria Roller Rink, Alexandria WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1974 Lloyd Richardson WWL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
July 15, 1974 Joe Jones LWLLLL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
KO
May 22, 1974 Joe Middleton W Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
March 11, 1974 Roy Ingram LWWLLL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Points
Feb. 25, 1974 Mukeba Apolosa LWLW Palais des Sports, Paris WIN
Points
Jan. 14, 1974 Billy Early LLLW Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout