Matthew Saad Muhammad vs. John Conteh (2nd meeting)

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Matthew Saad Muhammad (left) vs. John Conteh

1980-03-29 : Matthew Saad Muhammad 175 lbs beat John Conteh 175 lbs by TKO at 2:27 in round 4 of 15


Notes

  • After their first fight, Adolph Ritacco and Nick Belflore, Saad Muhammad's corner men, were suspended by the New Jersey State Athletic Commission for using an illegal adrenalin chloride solution mixed with ground tea leaves to stop the bleeding from the cut above his left eye. The WBC, which allowed only Vaseline or adrenalin chloride 1-1000 to be used on cuts, ordered an immediate rematch.
  • Saad Muhammad earned $448,305, a record purse for a light heavyweight at that time, and Conteh received $366,795.
  • Saad Muhammad floored Conteh five times in the fourth round. After the fifth knockdown, referee Octavio Meyran stopped the fight. [1]