During an era that some boxing fans consider the most competitive in the history of the light-heavyweight division, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad racked up a professional record of 50-8-1 (39 KOs) and held the WBA championship for about a year starting in 1980.
Born Eddie Gregory in Brooklyn, N.Y., Muhammad changed his name after converting to Islam. His in-ring career included victories over former champions Matthew Saad Muhammad, Victor Galindez and Marvin Johnson, and he even had acting roles in the movies Raging Bull and Body and Soul. Muhammad retired in 1988 and is currently training fighters in Las Vegas.
In this recent interview posted on Doghouse Boxing, Muhammad talked about the fighters he trains and gives his thoughts on Floyd Mayweather‘s win over Marcos Maidana.