Mullings turned pro in 1993 and challenged Raúl Márquez for the IBF Light Middleweight Title in 1997, but lost a split decision. Later that year, Mullings shocked the world with a 9th round TKO over WBC Light Middleweight Title holder Terry Norris. After one defense, he lost the belt to Javier Castillejo in 1999 via majority decision. Later that year he took on former Olympian David Reid for the WBA Light Middleweight Title, but lost a decision. In 2000 he lost a decision to Winky Wright, and retired in 2001.
In early 2010 Keith Mullings began teaching boxing at Peekskill Be First Boxing along with West Artope & Richard Kraemer. Peekskill Be First Boxing is a not-for-profit organization formed to provide the community with a much needed place to facilitate the acquisition of life skills through physical fitness and training in basic and advanced boxing techniques. It is their purpose to aid the youths of the community by instilling a sound foundation through a program that builds character, patience, humility, confidence, diligence, conflict resolution, tolerance and thoughtful action. Their goal is that those who participate in the program will be better prepared to take their place in the community, resist undesirable elements, and effect changes that will result in a better environment for themselves, their friends, and neighbors in their community.
|WBC Light Middleweight boxing champion
6 Dec 1997– 29 Jan 1999