Morris Grant boxer

Morris Grant boxer
bouts
16
won
1
lost
14
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
welterweight
Debut
1974-06-26
Height
-
Reach
-
Age
-
Born
-
Death
-
Nationality
USA

Grant fought his successor as the colored heavyweight champion Charles "The Professor" Hadley twelve times between 1881 and 1883. Their first recorded match was January 14, 1881, when he lost on points in a three-rounder. Hadley claimed the Grant's title after the victory.Despite fighting Hadley ten more times while he was the colored champ, Grant failed to wrest the title from him. In their seventh fight, held on 4 May 1882 in New York City, Grant did not lose for the first time, when the four-rounder was declared a no-contest. Their next fight, on June 20 of the same year, saw Morris finally beat the undefeated Hadley (whose "official" record was 12-0-2 at the time), besting the champ on points in a four rounder. Hadley apparently did not put his belt at stake for the fight, for he continued as champion until 1883, when he was finally bested by George "Old Chocolate" Godfrey.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1979-11-21 Angel Cruz WWWLLL Rockne Hall, Allentown LOST
Technical knockout
1978-12-29 Joe Tiberi WWWWLW Vineland High School, Vineland LOST
KO
1978-06-15 Ernest Bing WWWWWL West Side Complex, Atlantic City LOST
Technical knockout
1978-04-28 Micky Diflo WWWDWW Forum, Upper Darby LOST
KO
1978-03-07 Micky Diflo WWWWDW Forum, Upper Darby LOST
Technical knockout
1977-10-20 Mike Picciotti WWWWWW Forum, Upper Darby LOST
KO
1977-04-07 Mike Picciotti WWW Forum, Upper Darby LOST
KO
1976-06-08 Rufus Miller WWWD Blue Horizon, Philadelphia LOST
Technical knockout
1976-03-24 Jimmy Rothwell WWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOST
Points
1975-11-13 Wiliam Murphy L Holiday Inn West, Allentown LOST
Points
1975-08-15 Ron Branch WWWLDD Convention Hall, Atlantic City LOST
Points
1975-06-02 Ron Branch WWWLD Arena, Philadelphia DRAW
Points
1975-03-28 Marvin Edwards LLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points
1974-08-19 Mike Williams Spectrum, Philadelphia LOST
KO
1974-07-18 Sparky Wheeler Steelworkers Hall, Baltimore LOST
Technical knockout
1974-06-26 Mike Williams WL Arlo Theatre, Camden LOST
Points