Matthew Saad Muhammad vs. Dwight Qawi

By Boxing News on December 19, 2013
Matthew Saad Muhammad vs. Dwight Qawi
This was the first of two bouts between these men. The fight was scheduled for 15 rounds.

On December 19, 1981 at the Playboy Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, WBC light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad (nee Matthew Franklin), from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, defended his crown against Dwight Qawi (nee Dwight Braxton), originally from Baltimore, Maryland. This was the first of two fights between these exemplary warriors. The champion was 31-3-2 going in. The challenger was 15-1-1. The fight was scheduled for 15 rounds…

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  1. Lee 04:48am, 12/20/2013

    Oh, I get it now. Dwight wasn’t actually Muslim at the time. It must still count on some level though surely?

  2. Lee 05:13am, 12/22/2012

    For the sake of satisfying the irrepressible trivia buff in me, does anyone know whether this match represents the first time two American Muslim converts squared off against each other?

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