Eddie Mustafa Muhammad

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Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
Statistics
Real name Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
(born Edward Dean Gregory)
Nickname(s) Flame
Weight(s) Light heavyweight
Cruiserweight
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1952-04-30) April 30, 1952 (age 66)
Brooklyn, New York City,
New York, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 59
Wins 50
Wins by KO 39
Losses 8
Draws 1

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad (born Edward Lee Gregory; April 30, 1952) is the former WBA light heavyweight Champion of the World. He is currently a boxing trainer.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Film appearances[edit]

  • Raging Bull (1980) - Billy Fox - Fox Fight
  • Hope for the Broken Contender (2008) - Himself

Professional boxing record[edit]

50 Wins (39 knockouts, 11 decisions), 8 Losses (1 knockout, 6 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 50–8–1 United States Arthel Lawhorne TKO 3 21/10/1988 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 1:43 of the third round.
Win 50–7–1 United States Melvin Epps UD 10 24/03/1988 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Win 49–7–1 "Rob" Roy Davidson TKO 7 04/02/1988 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 0:57 of the seventh round.
Loss 48–7–1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Kacar SD 15 21/12/1985 Italy Pesaro, Marche, Italy IBF World Light Heavyweight Title. 141-144, 143-145, 145-143.
Win 48–6–1 United States Elvis Parks KO 1 22/08/1985 Michigan Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Win 47–6–1 United States Ricky Parkey UD 10 18/06/1985 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. 6-3, 6-3, 7-2.
Win 46–6–1 United States Rick Myers TKO 4 03/04/1985 Texas Galveston, Texas, U.S.
Win 45–6–1 United States Oscar Holman TKO 7 21/03/1985 Michigan Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Win 44–6–1 United States Tyrone Booze UD 10 08/02/1985 New York (state) New York City, U.S. 6-4, 6-4, 9-1.
Win 43–6–1 The Bahamas Andy "Cap" Russell KO 1 29/06/1984 Cayman Islands Grayon, Cayman Islands
Win 42–6–1 United States Jerry Celestine UD 10 22/01/1983 Nevada Stateline, Nevada, U.S. 97-93, 98-92, 97-95.
Win 41–6–1 Zambia Lottie Mwale KO 4 02/10/1982 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Mwale knocked out at 1:47 of the fourth round.
Win 40–6–1 United States Pablo Paul Ramos UD 10 07/08/1982 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Win 39–6–1 United States Michael Hardin TKO 8 11/12/1981 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas Referee stopped the bout at 2:35 of the eighth round.
Loss 38–6–1 United States Michael "Jinx" Spinks UD 15 18/07/1981 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. 138-146, 140-144, 139-145.
Loss 38–5–1 United States Renaldo Snipes SD 10 17/05/1981 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. 2-7, 1-9, 5-3.
Win 38–4–1 Netherlands Rudy Koopmans RTD 3 28/11/1980 California Los Angeles, California, U.S. WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Rudy retired at 3:00 of the third round.
Win 37–4–1 United States Jerry "Bull" Martin TKO 10 20/07/1980 New Jersey McAfee, New Jersey, U.S. WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the tenth round.
Win 36–4–1 United States Marvin Johnson TKO 11 31/03/1980 Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:43 of the 11th round.
Win 35–4–1 United States Kid Samson KO 4 28/11/1979 New York (state) Hauppauge, New York, U.S.
Win 34–4–1 United States Johnny Wilburn KO 1 31/08/1979 New York (state) Shirley, New York, U.S.
Win 33–4–1 United States Fred "Flintstone" Brown TKO 3 16/07/1979 New York (state) New York City, U.S.
Win 32–4–1 United States Dave Lee Royster KO 5 10/07/1979 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Royster knocked out at 2:54 of the fifth round.
Win 31–4–1 United States Pat Cuillo UD 10 26/02/1979 New York (state) New York City, U.S.
Win 30–4–1 United States David Conteh TKO 8 26/01/1979 New York (state) New York City, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 0:26 of the eighth round.
Loss 29–4–1 United States James "Great" Scott UD 12 12/10/1978 New Jersey Woodbridge, New Jersey, U.S.
Win 29–3–1 United States James "Mason" Dixon KO 1 06/09/1978 New York (state) White Plains, New York, U.S.
Win 28–3–1 United States Chuck Warfield KO 1 16/08/1978 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Warfield knocked out at 1:18 of the first round.
Win 27–3–1 United States Ed "Savage" Turner KO 4 14/06/1978 New York (state) White Plains, New York, U.S.
Win 26–3–1 United States Ray "Fast Eddy" Elson TKO 2 02/06/1978 New Jersey Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Win 25–3–1 United States Nat Gates KO 7 14/04/1978 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Win 24–3–1 Mali Ba Sounkalo PTS 10 22/03/1978 Mali Bamako, Mali
Win 23–3–1 United States Jesse Burnett TKO 10 15/02/1978 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 1:59 of the tenth round.
Loss 22–3–1 Argentina Victor Galindez UD 15 20/11/1977 Italy Turin, Piedmont, Italy WBA World Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 22–2–1 United States "Fast" Eddie Phillips TKO 4 16/09/1977 Delaware Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Win 21–2–1 United States Matthew Saad Muhammad SD 10 11/03/1977 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Win 20–2–1 United States Johnny Wilburn KO 3 18/01/1977 New York (state) Sunnyside, Queens, New York, U.S.
Win 19–2–1 United States Frank Davila KO 2 29/10/1976 New York (state) Sunnyside, Queens, New York, U.S.
Win 18–2–1 United States Jimmy "Sugar Demon" Owens TKO 10 01/10/1976 New York (state) Sunnyside, Queens, New York, U.S.
Win 17–2–1 United States Lee Barber KO 4 14/07/1976 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Barber knocked out at 1:00 of the fourth round.
Win 16–2–1 United States Otis Gordon KO 4 28/06/1976 New York (state) Sunnyside, Queens, New York, U.S.
Win 15–2–1 United States DC Walker TKO 6 29/04/1976 New York (state) Kingston, New York, U.S.
Win 14–2–1 United States Hildo Silva KO 7 08/03/1976 New York (state) New York City, U.S. Silva knocked out at 1:37 of the seventh round.
Loss 13–2–1 United States Bennie Briscoe SD 10 18/08/1975 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. 44-46, 42-49, 44-46.
Win 13–1–1 United States Lenny Harden TKO 10 16/06/1975 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 1:12 of the tenth round.
Win 12–1–1 United States Don Cobbs KO 6 28/04/1975 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Cobbs knocked out at 1:58 of the sixth round.
Win 11–1–1 United States Steven "Flasher" Smith KO 4 14/01/1975 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Smith knocked out at 1:28 of the fourth round.
Win 10–1–1 United States Mario Rosa KO 8 25/11/1974 New York (state) New York City, U.S. Rosa knocked out at 2:58 of the eighth round.
Win 9–1–1 United States Eugene "Cyclone" Hart KO 4 26/08/1974 New York (state) New York City, U.S. Hart knocked out at 0:51 of the fourth round.
Draw 8–1–1 France Nessim Max Cohen PTS 10 10/05/1974 France Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, France
Win 8–1 United States Willie "Macho" Classen PTS 8 08/04/1974 New York (state) New York City, U.S.
Loss 7–1 United States Radames Cabrera UD 10 03/12/1973 New York (state) New York City, U.S.
Win 7–0 United States Elwood Townsend KO 1 24/09/1973 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Win 6–0 Dominican Republic Jose Anglada PTS 8 09/07/1973 New York (state) New York City, U.S.
Win 5–0 United States Willie "The Flail" Wilson PTS 6 17/05/1973 New Jersey North Bergen, New Jersey, U.S.
Win 4–0 United States Percy Halsey KO 1 01/02/1973 New Jersey North Bergen, New Jersey, U.S.
Win 3–0 United States Pete Pagan KO 3 29/09/1972 New York (state) Sunnyside, Queens, New York, U.S.
Win 2–0 United States Jose Pagan Rivera KO 1 16/09/1972 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Win 1–0 United States Dave "Sugar" Wyatt KO 4 15/09/1972 New York (state) New York City, U.S.


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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, James B.; Skutt, Alexander G. (2006). The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall of Fame Official Record Book. McBooks Press. p. 616. ISBN 9781590131213. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 

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