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Matthew Saad Muhammad

Matthew Saad Muhammad Obit – Matthew: You Gave Us Everything You Had!

Matthew Saad Muhammad, perhaps the most entertaining light-heavyweight in boxing history, passed away over the weekend at the age of 59. Promoter J Russell Peltz, International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2004, recalls his days with Saad. Matthew: You Gave Us Everything You Had! I was in my car Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh with my wife, Linda, and our grand-children and we were [...]

Flags at Half-Staff For Matthew Saad Muhammad

CANASTOTA, NY - MAY 26, 2014 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad. He passed away yesterday at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 59. 1998 Hall of Fame Inductee Matthew Saad Muhammad "Matthew Saad Muhammad was one of the most exciting boxers of all time. His [...]

R.I.P Matthew Saad Muhammad – 1954-2014

In sad news, it has been reported how Matthew Saad Muhammad, the former light-heavyweight king from the 1980s, yesterday passed away in hospital in his hometown of Philadelphia from unknown causes. Saad was just 59-years-old. An absolute warrior in every sense of the word, Saad - born Matthew Franklin but changing his name for religious reasons in the ‘80’s - was known for taking unbelievable [...]