History | Jul 13 2014

On This Day: Matthew Saad Muhammad conquers Yaqui Lopez in absolute thriller

On July 13 1980, a light-heavyweight slugfest of the ages was born

THE sport’s many action heroes all responded to adversity in their own way. Some had the will to stand up straight in a tornado. Others were at their most dangerous when badly hurt, only then finding the hammer blow to turn the fight in their favour. Then the born survivors able to absorb anything life throws at them, including the heaviest of hands.

Matthew Saad Muhammad was all of the above, so much so that his ring moniker was ‘Miracle’.

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