Keith Mullings, 16-8-1 (11), sadly handed away on Could 29. Right here, we pay tribute to the previous WBC super-welterweight titlist by selecting out his 10 most notable fights
- TERRY NORRIS (DEC 1997)
That is the struggle that may endlessly outline Mullings’ profession. Going into the bout with only one win in his final six contests, the Jamaica-born Brooklynite was a serious underdog, however he upset the percentages to cease Norris in 9 rounds and declare the WBC super-welterweight title.
- WINKY WRIGHT (DEC 2000)
A Corridor of Famer like Norris, Wright took on Mullings in what was the “Brooklyn Murderer’s” penultimate look. Wright was a complete unanimous factors winner.
- JAVIER CASTILLEJO (JAN 1999)
Boxing on away turf in Castillejo’s Spanish yard, Mullings misplaced his WBC belt on a majority vote. Castillejo would maintain the title for two-and-a-half years earlier than working into Oscar De La Hoya.
- DAVID REID (AUG 1999)
In his subsequent outing after dealing with Castillejo, Mullings challenged unbeaten WBA titlist and 1996 Olympic gold medallist Reid. Mullings was as recreation as ever however dropped a transparent unanimous verdict.
- RAUL MARQUEZ (SEP 1997)
Mullings pushed the undefeated Marquez extraordinarily laborious when difficult for the IBF strap. Marquez’s face was a bloody mess on the end, but he was awarded a contentious break up determination.
- DAVIDE CIARLANTE (MAR 1998)
Contemporary off taking the WBC title from Norris, Mullings made his first defence towards European champion Ciarlante, who had but to style defeat. The reduce challenger was pressured to retire after 5 rounds.
- TONY MARSHALL (MAY 1997)
Previous to assembly Mullings, Marshall fought for the WBA belt and would later contest WBC honours. His unanimous factors victory over Mullings marked the fourth struggle in a row that Keith had did not win.
- STEVE ROBERTS (APR 2001)
Mullings travelled to the UK for his closing bout, the place he opposed unbeaten native Roberts. Mullings suffered a second-round stoppage reverse – his solely ever inside-schedule setback.
- DONALD STOKES (JUL 1997)
Following his loss to Marshall, Mullings secured a much-needed unanimous factors win over Stokes, who boasted an eye catching 39-1-1 ledger.
- AARON MITCHELL (OCT 1993)
In his third contest, a break up verdict noticed Mullings overcome fellow undefeated novice Mitchell, who would go on to compile an honest document.