History | Jul 26 2014

On This Day: Matthew Franklin wins epic war against Marvin Johnson

Franklin, later known as Matthew Saad Muhammad, triumphs in titanic thriller on July 26 1977
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“LOCAL light-heavyweight contender Matthew Franklin scored a sensational 12th-round knockout over Marvin Johnson in a truly epic fight at the Spectrum,” read Boxing News.

“This one came right of the blood-plasma unit,” said an excited Bill Livingston, covering the fight for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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