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World Boxing Association Light Heavyweight Champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad made the first defense of his title after stopping Jerry Martin at 2:25 of round at at the Great Gorge Playboy Club in McAfee, New Jersey on July 20th, 1980. Muhammad led on two scorecards 88-82 and 87-83 with one even 85-85. The 28 year old Muhammad improved to 37-4-1, 31 KO’s while the 26 year old Martin dropped to 19-2, 12 KO’s.

International Boxing Hall of Fame member Michael “Jinx” Spinks won the World Boxing Association Light Heavyweight World Championship after winning a 15 round unanimous decision over Eddie Mustafa Muhammad by the scores of 146-138, 145-139, and 144-140 at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 18th, 1981. The 29 year old Muhammad was making his third defense of the title and fell to 38-5-1, 32 KO’s. The 24 year old Spinks improved to 18-0, 11 KO’s.