Eddie Mustafa Muhammad

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Eddie Mustafa Muhammad (born April 30, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY as Edward Dean Gregory) is a retired American boxer.

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Amateur career

Boxing under his birth name, Eddie Gregory, Muhammad won two New York Golden Gloves Championships. Gregory won both the 1971 and the 1972 New York Golden Gloves 147 lb Open Championships. Gregory defeated future Middleweight Champion Vito Antuofermo in the 1971 finals and in 1972 defeated Patrick Maloney of the Leatherpushers Athletic Club to win the Championship. Gregory trained at the Police Athletic Leagues Howard Houses in Brooklyn, New York.

Professional career

Known as "Flame", Muhammad turned pro in 1972 and in 1977 challenged WBA Light Heavyweight Title holder Víctor Galíndez but lost a unanimous decision. He got a second shot at the title against Marvin Johnson in 1980, and won via an 11th round TKO to take the belt. He defended the belt twice in 1980 and lost a non-title bout against Renaldo Snipes in 1981. Later in 1981 he would lose his title as well in a defense against Michael Spinks via unanimous decision. After losing the belt, Muhammad fought mainly club level fighters before landing another shot at a title in 1985, the Vacant IBF Light Heavyweight Title, pitted against Slobodan Kacar. Kacar won a narrow split decision and Muhammad retired after the bout.

Muhammad made a brief comeback in 1988, but hung up the gloves for good later that year after losing via TKO to journeyman Arthel Lawhorne.

He also appeared in two motion pictures: the 1980 film Raging Bull, playing the role of Billy Fox; and Leon Isaac Kennedy's 1981 version of Body and Soul, where he portrayed himself.

Professional boxing record

50 Wins (39 knockouts, 11 decisions), 8 Losses (1 knockout, 6 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Loss19-13-2United States Arthel LawhorneTKO321/10/1988New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:43 of the third round.
Win14-17-1United States Melvin EppsUD1024/03/1988New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win--"Rob" Roy DavidsonTKO704/02/1988New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 0:57 of the seventh round.
Loss20-0Serbia Slobodan KacarSD1521/12/1985Italy Pesaro, Marche, ItalyIBF World Light Heavyweight Title. 141-144, 143-145, 145-143.
Win15-9-1United States Elvis ParksKO122/08/1985Michigan Detroit, Michigan, United States
Win16-3United States Ricky ParkeyUD1018/06/1985New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States6-3, 6-3, 7-2.
Win7-9-1United States Rick MyersTKO403/04/1985Texas Galveston, Texas, United States
Win9-3-1United States Oscar HolmanTKO721/03/1985Michigan Detroit, Michigan, United States
Win10-2-2United States Tyrone BoozeUD1008/02/1985New York New York City, United States6-4, 6-4, 9-1.
Win0-13The Bahamas Andy "Cap" RussellKO129/06/1984Cayman Islands Grayon, Cayman Islands
Win26-8-1United States Jerry CelestineUD1022/01/1983Nevada Stateline, Nevada, United States97-93, 98-92, 97-95.
Win24-1Zambia Lottie MwaleKO402/10/1982Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesMwale knocked out at 1:47 of the fourth round.
Win20-3-1United States Pablo Paul RamosUD1007/08/1982Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win2-6-2United States Michael HardinTKO811/12/1981The Bahamas Nassau, BahamasReferee stopped the bout at 2:35 of the eighth round.
Loss16-0United States Michael "Jinx" SpinksUD1518/07/1981Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesWBA World Light Heavyweight Title. 138-146, 140-144, 139-145.
Loss20-0United States Renaldo SnipesSD1017/05/1981New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States2-7, 1-9, 5-3.
Win34-0-2Netherlands Rudy KoopmansRTD328/11/1980California Los Angeles, California, United StatesWBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Rudy retired at 3:00 of the third round.
Win19-1United States Jerry "Bull" MartinTKO1020/07/1980New Jersey McAfee, New Jersey, United StatesWBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the tenth round.
Win24-3United States Marvin JohnsonTKO1131/03/1980Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee, United StatesWBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:43 of the 11th round.
Win5-13-1United States Kid SamsonKO428/11/1979New York Hauppauge, New York, United States
Win15-4United States Johnny WilburnKO131/08/1979New York Shirley, New York, United States
Win13-7-1United States Fred "Flintstone" BrownTKO316/07/1979New York New York City, United States
Win11-13-1United States Dave Lee RoysterKO510/07/1979New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United StatesRoyster knocked out at 2:54 of the fifth round.
Win17-2United States Pat CuilloUD1026/02/1979New York New York City, United States
Win9-3-1United States David ContehTKO826/01/1979New York New York City, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 0:26 of the eighth round.
Loss12-0-1United States James "Great" ScottUD1212/10/1978New Jersey Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
Win9-9-1United States James "Mason" DixonKO106/09/1978New York White Plains, New York, United States
Win8-11United States Chuck WarfieldKO116/08/1978New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, United StatesWarfield knocked out at 1:18 of the first round.
Win21-13-1United States Ed "Savage" TurnerKO414/06/1978New York White Plains, New York, United States
Win16-3United States Ray "Fast Eddy" ElsonTKO202/06/1978New Jersey Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win17-12-3United States Nat GatesKO714/04/1978Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win20-8-2Mali Ba SounkaloPTS1022/03/1978Mali Bamako, Mali
Win17-4-1United States Jesse BurnettTKO1015/02/1978Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:59 of the tenth round.
Loss47-6-4Argentina Victor GalindezUD1520/11/1977Italy Torino, Piemonte, ItalyWBA World Light Heavyweight Title.
Win3-6United States "Fast" Eddie PhillipsTKO416/09/1977Delaware Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Win13-2-2United States Matthew Saad MuhammadSD1011/03/1977Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win9-1United States Johnny WilburnKO318/01/1977New York Sunnyside, Queens, New York, United States
Win10-35-4United States Frank DavilaKO229/10/1976New York Sunnyside, Queens, New York, United States
Win10-6-1United States Jimmy "Sugar Demon" OwensTKO1001/10/1976New York Sunnyside, Queens, New York, United States
Win9-3-1United States Lee BarberKO414/07/1976Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesBarber knocked out at 1:00 of the fourth round.
Win2-4United States Otis GordonKO428/06/1976New York Sunnyside, Queens, New York, United States
Win2-6United States DC WalkerTKO629/04/1976New York Kingston, New York, United States
Win34-8-5United States Hildo SilvaKO708/03/1976New York New York City, United StatesSilva knocked out at 1:37 of the seventh round.
Loss51-14-2United States Bennie BriscoeSD1018/08/1975Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States44-46, 42-49, 44-46.
Win14-4United States Lenny HardenTKO1016/06/1975Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesReferee stopped the bout at 1:12 of the tenth round.
Win23-14-1United States Don CobbsKO628/04/1975Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesCobbs knocked out at 1:58 of the sixth round.
Win15-4United States Steven "Flasher" SmithKO414/01/1975Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesSmith knocked out at 1:28 of the fourth round.
Win15-4United States Mario RosaKO825/11/1974New York New York City, United StatesRosa knocked out at 2:58 of the eighth round.
Win24-4United States Eugene "Cyclone" HartKO426/08/1974New York New York City, United StatesHart knocked out at 0:51 of the fourth round.
Draw32-9-8France Nessim Max CohenPTS1010/05/1974France Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, France
Win6-1-1United States Willie "Macho" ClassenPTS808/04/1974New York New York City, United States
Loss15-1United States Radames CabreraUD1003/12/1973New York New York City, United States
Win3-6-2United States Elwood TownsendKO124/09/1973Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win13-11Dominican Republic Jose AngladaPTS809/07/1973New York New York City, United States
Win19-2-2United States Willie "The Flail" WilsonPTS617/05/1973New Jersey North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Win0-2United States Percy HalseyKO101/02/1973New Jersey North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Win0-1United States Pete PaganKO329/09/1972New York Sunnyside, Queens, New York, United States
Win20-47-7United States Jose Pagan RiveraKO116/09/1972Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win28-41-2United States Dave "Sugar" WyattKO415/09/1972New York New York City, United States

Religion

He is a Muslim and practices the faith.

Preceded by
Marvin Johnson
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
31 March 1980–18 July 1981
Succeeded by
Michael Spinks

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