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Matthew Saad Muhammad
Muhammad
United States flag
VS
Jul 13 1980
Sunday

Great Gorge Playboy Club, McAfee, United States

15 round contest @ Light Heavyweight
Yaqui Lopez
Lopez
Mexico flag
26-3-2
TKO 14

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  • 125-122
  • 125-123
TKO 14
49-9-0

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Belts on The Line

WBC World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

-43
Age
29
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

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Form
KOKOUDUDTKO
26
Wins
49
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
3
Loses
9
2
Draws
0
1974
Debut
1972

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Matthew Saad Muhammad vs Yaqui Lopez report


Who won Muhammad vs Lopez?

Matthew Saad Muhammad beat Yaqui Lopez by technical knockout in the 14th round on Sunday, July 13th, 1980 at Great Gorge Playboy Club in McAfee.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 15 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

This contest was for the WBC light heavyweight championship of the world.

Muhammad vs Lopez stats

Back in July 1980, Matthew Saad Muhammad stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws.

Yaqui Lopez made his way to the ring with a record of 49 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws.

Matthew Saad Muhammad was the younger man by 72 years, at -43 years old.

Lopez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Muhammad. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.

Both Matthew Saad Muhammad & Yaqui Lopez fought out of an orthodox stance.

Muhammad was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 27 fewer fights, and made his debut in 1974, 1 year and 8 months later than Lopez, whose first professional fight was in 1972. He had fought 179 fewer professional rounds, totaling 397 compared to Lopez's 576.

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What time did Muhammad vs Lopez start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Great Gorge Playboy Club, McAfee, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.

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Matthew Muhammad

Yaqui Lopez

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