|Real name||Matt Godfrey|
January 16, 1981|
Providence, RI, U.S.
|Wins by KO||10|
Godfrey, who is a close friend of Jason Estrada since his childhood had an outstanding amateur career prior to turning professional.
He was the 2000 U.S. National Amateur Champion at Middleweight (165 lbs) and later the 2002 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion(limit 201 lbs) and 2004 U.S. National Amateur Heavyweight Champion. With a relaxed stick-and-move style but only average power he also won a bronze medal at the 2001 Pan-Am Games.
He was also a second alternate for 2004 U.S. Olympic Team after losing 8-17 to Devin Vargas (whom Godfrey had beaten before on another occasion). He lost three times to Aaron Williams (boxer), on the other hand he holds 3 wins over Chazz Witherspoon.
He compiled a 194-23 amateur record.
- 2000 U.S. National Amateur Champion Middleweight (165 lbs)
- 2001 Bronze Medalist in Pan-American Games
- 2002 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
- 2004 U.S. National Amateur Heavyweight Champion
- Second alternate for 2004 U.S. Olympic Team
- 6-time New England Golden Gloves Champion
Godfrey who is now trained by Dr. Roland Estrada and Ross Enamait turned professional in 2004. He made his pro debut at the Convention Center in Providence Rhode Island in May of '04. After defeating 2 veterans in the summer of 2005 Godfrey beat Billy Willis by decision at the Convention Center in Providence and improved to 10-0. Godfrey stopped Ernest M-16 Mateen in the second round in February 2006.
Matt's next fight was the turning point in his career. He was matched up against amateur star Shaun George (also 11-0) in May 2006. George never had a chance, getting pummeled and knocked out in the first round. In April 2007 Matt was pitted against star of the Contender Series Felix Cora Jr. in the Main Event of the evening. In a fight that commentators noted was probably his first real test against a left-hander, Godfrey turned southpaw himself for two rounds to effectively outscore Cora, before knocking him down midway through the second round. Cora regained his feet, but did not provide any offense and the referee waved the fight off shortly thereafter.
4 months later Matt defeated Derrick Brown by decision which earned him a world title eliminator against Czech amateur star Rudolf Kraj. Godfrey was 16-0 while Kraj was 13-0. The fight would take place in Kraj's adopted home country of Germany and Kraj won on points.
Nearly 6 months later one of Godfrey's most exciting fights took place at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. He fought Emmanuel Nwodo who proved to be a tough fight for Godfrey but in the end Matt Knocked him out in the 4th round. Godfrey earned himself his 18th win against Edward Gutierrez in November 2008, pitched a shutout against undefeated Shawn Hawk (18-0) and improved to 20-1 with 10 KO's with a split decision win over veteran Michael Simms. The win earned Godfrey a shot at Marco Huck's WBO title which he lost by KO5. He lost again to undefeated Lateef Kayode on points.
|United States Amateur Heavyweight Champion
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Professional boxing record
|21 Wins (11 knockouts, 10 decisions), 3 Losses (1 knockout, 2 decisions)|
|Win||10-3||Jesse Oltmanns||TKO||5F||19/07/2012||Twin River Casino, Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:10 of the fifth round.|
|Loss||16-0||Lateef Kayode||UD||10||10/06/2011||Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California, United States||NABA/NABF Cruiserweight Titles. 89-98, 90-98, 90-97.|
|Loss||29-1||Marco Huck||TKO||5||21/08/2010||Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany||WBO World Cruiserweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:18 of the fifth round.|
|Win||20-11-2||Michael Simms||SD||10||12/09/2009||Red Lion Hotels, Sacramento, California, United States||96-93, 95-94, 94-95.|
|Win||18-0-1||Shawn Hawk||UD||10||10/07/2009||Asylum Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States||NABF Cruiserweight Title. 99-91, 97-93, 98-92.|
|Win||15-5-1||Edward Gutierrez||UD||10||22/11/2008||4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town, North Dakota, United States||SNBC Cruiserweight Title. 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.|
|Win||22-4||Emmanuel Nwodo||TKO||4||29/08/2008||Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||NABF Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:57 of the fourth round.|
|Loss||13-0||Rudolf Kraj||UD||12||08/03/2008||König Palast, Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany||WBC World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. 111-117, 113-115, 113-116.|
|Win||13-2-3||Derrick Brown||UD||10||10/08/2007||Twin River Casino, Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States||NABF Cruiserweight Title. 97-93, 96-94, 96-94.|
|Win||18-1-2||Felix Cora, Jr.||TKO||2||06/04/2007||Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||NABF/NABA Cruiserweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:45 of the second round.|
|Win||22-14||Lloyd Bryan||TKO||4||01/12/2006||Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, United States||NABF Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:35 of the fourth round.|
|Win||24-2-1||Danny Batchelder||UD||12||23/09/2006||Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, Connecticut, United States||NABA/WBC Continental Americas/USNBC Cruiserweight Titles. 116-112, 116-113, 118-111.|
|Win||11-0-2||Shaun George||TKO||1||10/05/2006||Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States||NABA/WBC USNBC Cruiserweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:21 of the first round.|
|Win||29-11-3||Ernest Mateen||TKO||2||13/02/2006||Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:51 of the second round.|
|Win||6-5||Billy Willis||UD||6||23/11/2005||Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, United States||60-54, 60-54, 60-54.|
|Win||11-3-3||Willie Herring||UD||10||26/08/2005||Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, United States||WBC USNBC Cruiserweight Title. 99-91, 98-92, 98-93.|
|Win||17-8||Jermell Barnes||UD||8||17/06/2005||Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island, United States||80-72, 80-72, 80-72.|
|Win||4-1-2||Tony De la Garza||TKO||1||01/04/2005||City Wide Fieldhouse, New Haven, Connecticut, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:34 of the first round.|
|Win||6-5||Joe Johnson||TKO||4||29/10/2004||Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:37 of the fourth round.|
|Win||2-5-1||Andrew Hutchinson||TKO||4||01/10/2004||Bayside Expo Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||2-0-1||Chris C. Riley||UD||4||27/07/2004||A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, United States||40-36, 40-36, 40-36.|
|Win||2-0||Charles Tucker||TKO||1||20/07/2004||Joplin Memorial Hall, Joplin, Missouri, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:28 of the first round.|
|Win||--||Fitzroy Henry||TKO||1||12/06/2004||Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:27 of the first round.|
|Win||1-1||Glen Morgan||UD||4||14/05/2004||Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, United States||39-37, 39-37, 38-37.|