1981-12-19 Dwight Braxton (Muhammad Qawi) w rsc 10 (15) Matthew Saad Muhammad, Playboy Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC
1981-12-19 Dwight Braxton (Muhammad Qawi) w rsc 10 (15) Matthew Saad Muhammad, Playboy Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC. Referee: Arthur Mercante. Having had trouble making the weight the champion was unable to get going, being forced around the ring for round after round as Braxton (174½) battered him with punches from both hands. Never at any stage was Braxton concerned, and although Muhammad (174½) occasionally put some solid punches together it had no real effect on the man in front of him. After suffering bad rounds in the eighth and ninth when he was forced on the ropes and belted without firing much back, Muhammad was finally dropped in the tenth. Despite looking distinctly unsteady Muhammad was allowed to box on, but after Braxton had smashed him into the ropes and blasted away at him the referee finally called it off with six seconds of the session remaining.