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HISTORY: Matthew Saad Muhammad (born Maxwell Antonio Loach, August 5, 1954) is a former boxer who was the world's Light-Heavyweight champion. Saad Muhammad's mother died when he was 5 years old, and he and his elder brother were sent to live with an aunt. As the aunt couldn't afford to look after both of them she instructed Saad Muhammad's brother to get rid of him. His brother took him to Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway and then ran away. Saad Muhammad was taken in by Catholic Social Services, the nuns gave him the name Matthew Franklin (after the saint and the park where he was abandoned). Much like Arturo Gatti nowadays, Saad Muhammad was very popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s among boxing fans because of his particularly action oriented style. Saad Muhammad was known for his ability to take punishment and mount comebacks, and because of this, he was nicknamed Miracle Matthew. Saad Muhammad was also part of a group of world Light-Heavyweight champions who became Muslims and changed their names during his era as a Light-Heavyweight, the others being Eddie Mustafa Muhammad (born as Eddie Gregory), and Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born as Dwight Braxton).                                                                                                         

Presented here is a signed photo of Matthew Saad Muhammad. Originated from Jim Stinson who conducted the signing session.

FULL DESCRIPTION: This is a color, 8" x 10" photo. Boldly signed in blue sharpie. Not creased or torn. Clean front and back.

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: near mint