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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.

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International Boxing Hall of Famer and World Boxing Council Light Heavyweight World Champion Matthew Saad Muhammad made the fourth defense of his title after stopping Yaqui Lopez at 2:03 of round 14 at the Great Gorge Playboy Club in McAfee, New Jersey on July 13th, 1980. The contest was named Ring Magazine “Fight of the Year” with round eight named the “Round of the Year” by the same publication. The 26 year old Saad Muhammad dropped the 29 year old Lopez four times in round 14 in improving to 27-3-2, 19 KO’s. Lopez fell to 49-10, 33 KO’s. This was the second time they fought each other with Muhammad winning the initial encounter, also by stoppage, in round 11 in 1978.