Looking Back at July 26 1977 Franklin vs. Johnson – On July 26, 1977, at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Matt Franklin met Marvin Johnson in a bout sanctioned for Franklin’s NABF light heavyweight title. The exchanges between them were beyond brutal; and the crowd was doubting Franklin was going to pull it off but Franklin stopped Johnson a little over a minute into the 12th round. After the fight Matthew Franklin changed his name to Matthew Saad Muhammad and became a follower of Islam.
In this segment our boxing analyst Frank Lotierzo talks about this classic fight: Franklin vs Johnson.
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