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John Henry Lewis

W L D
97 10 4
57 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 111
rounds 762
KOs 51%
 
global ID 17914
born 1914-05-01
death date1974-04-18 / age 59
debut1930-10-16 / age 16
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
reach
75½″   /   192cm
residence
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
birth place
Los Angeles, California, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1939-01-25
180¾Joe Louis200¼36 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LKO1/15
 L 
KO
1/15
  
time: 2:29   referee: Arthur Donovan
World Heavyweight Title
Lewis was knocked down three times.
1938-10-28
174Al Gainer17073 17 5
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Dave Fitzgerald
World Light-Heavyweight title
Sanctioned by State of Connecticut and Governor presented Lewis with a belt afterward. Lewis won decisively although shaken by Gainer's punches on several occasions. He won each of the last three rounds to put the decision out of the contender's reach. Reported in the New Haven Journal-Courier (Laurence Fielding).
1938-09-15
184Jimmy Adamick18850 1 1
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Matt Adgie
1938-08-25
184½Domenico Ceccarelli17926 23 9
Nutley, New Jersey, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:15
1938-05-19
182Elmer Ray1935 7 3
Ponce de Leon Ballpark, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W KO12/15
 W  
KO
12/15
  
referee: Marty Burke
Checked by Joan Claro, 5th Avenue Library, New York.
1938-05-05
179Domenico Ceccarelli17826 20 9
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Ceccarelli was down three times. From Professional Boxing in Maryland 1930-1940, by Buddy Ey.
1938-04-25
174¾Emilio Martinez17427 16 3
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
time: 0:54
World Light Heavyweight Title
First Title fight scheduled for a decision after repeal of MN's ND law; not recognized by NYSAC as a Title fight; NYSAC strips Lewis of title on July 27
1938-04-04
183Bob Tow20234 21 3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1938-03-25
179Bud Mignault18040 22 10
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-02-11
182Fred Lenhart177100 19 13
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Mike Gibbons
Attendance:8,000 Gate:$12,000
1938-01-31
184Emil Scholz19341 29 20
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Red Robinson   judges: George MacBethKarl Koern
This was an easy win for Lewis in a slow bout.
1938-01-18
181Marty Gallagher209¾42 24 6
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:50   referee: Walter Heisner
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
1938-01-10
175Leonard Neblett18318 6 8
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1937-12-17
183Johnny Risko198½62 41 6
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Lewis won 9 rounds and one was even, according to the Chicago Tribune. Result from the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Laurence Fielding).
1937-12-07
183Isidoro Gastanaga207½60 30 1
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W TKO9/15
 W  
TKO
9/15
  
time: 1:25   referee: Walter Heisner
Gastañaga was knocked down once in the 8th and 9th rounds. Also reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Laurence Fielding).
1937-11-26
183½Salvatore Ruggirello20730 54 0
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
Ruggirello down five times before the fight was stopped. (New York Times). Attendance: 8,000. Gate: $7,128
1937-10-15
186Isidoro Gastanaga20959 30 1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
Lewis down twice in round one and once in round three (a nine count). (New York Times)
1937-08-19
181½Italo Colonello20018 12 2
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
Colonello "suffered a terrific beating" as Lewis "battered" him with "a hatchet-like right for 12 rounds". (New York Times)
1937-06-28
177Willie Reddish19020 5 2
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Pete Sawyer
The crowd "booed the decision. Reddish had Lewis in trouble from the fourth round when he started carrying the fight to Lewis." (United Press)
1937-06-15
178Al Ettore19258 9 3
Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Matt Adgie
1937-06-03
174Bob Olin174¾52 20 4
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W TKO8/15
 W  
TKO
8/15
  
referee: Walter Heisner
World Light-Heavyweight Title
Olin was knocked down once in the 4th and twice in the 8th round. Reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Laurence Fielding).
1937-05-21
175½Jack Kranz19419 12 2
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1937-05-14
178½Patsy Perroni185¾43 8 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1937-05-04
182Emilio Martinez18223 13 3
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Laurence Fielding).
1937-04-19
179½Pret Ferrar17716 9 4
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1937-04-13
184Harold Murphy20549 23 9
Ak-sar-ben Coliseum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Millio Millitti
Murphy was counted out in the 3rd round, but the referee later discovered that the bell had rang while he was being counted out.
1937-04-09
181Babe Davis20516 6 2
Armory, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1937-04-02
183Don 'Red' Barry19852 35 12
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Tommy Sullivan
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
1937-03-15
182½Hans Birkie19634 37 8
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tommy O'Keefe 9-0   judges: Herman Cherin 9-1, Al Leavitt 10-0
1937-02-08
181Al Ettore192½57 8 3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W MD15/15
 W  
MD
15/15
  
referee: Leo Houck 7-4   judges: Matt Adgie 10-5, Spud Murphy 6-6
Ettore was knocked down twice for nine-counts in round three.
1937-01-28
179Chester Palutis17620 17 4
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Jack Walton
1937-01-21
186½Art Sykes18812 16 1
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 0:53
1937-01-04
183Al Ettore191½56 8 3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Joe McGuigan   judges: Nate LopinsonAl Leavitt 8-2
Ettore was declared winner at first, Pennsylvania Boxing Commision later arbitrarily changed the verdict. The official scorecards were (round-by-round): 5-4-1 and 4-3-3 for Ettore and 8-2 for Lewis, so Ettore was the winner and is so shown here. Nat Fleischer, on page 24 of the March 1937 issue of The Ring, called it the "worse blow at boxing..in several years." He also stated that the reasons for this attempt to set aside the decision of the officials was not related to a mistake in adding up the scorecards, and that the decision of the Pennsylvania Boxing Commission was made a week after the fight! He also said "By what line of common sense reasoning Commissioner Rainey, who initiated the change in the verdict, and Commissioner McClelland, reached the decision that the change was necessary or that they had the right to overrule the official act of the referee and judges, will remain a mystery." A third commissioner, Chairman McCloskey, refused to vote with his colleagues. McGuigan and Lopinson were reported as scoring for Ettore and Leavitt scoring for Lewis.
1936-11-09
173½Len Harvey172112 12 10
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Jack Smith
World Light Heavyweight Title
Attendance: 11,800
1936-10-02
178½Red Burman176¼46 12 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:20
Burman was knocked down six times. Four of these knockdowns occurred in the first round. The bell rang while Burman was down and the referee didn't hear it. Considerable confusion ensued, but finally resulted in the fight being resumed after a delay of about ten minutes. However, Burman was knocked down twice in the second round and the referee stopped it for good.
1936-09-17
179¼Tiger Hairston17820 3 2
Kanawha Park, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:20   referee: Jack Dempsey
1936-08-12
177George Nichols17774 28 11
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-07-30
178¼Al Gainer17757 15 5
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS12/12
 W  
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Al Grayber   judges: Alvin (Jap) WilliamsGeorge MacBeth
1936-07-10
175¾Max Marek184½10 4 0
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Lewis took seven rounds and two were even, Marek winning only round three. (Bob Soderman's notes)
1936-06-22
James Merriott2195 10 1
Peoria, Illinois, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1936-06-17
178¼Tony Shucco179¼68 9 7
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Laurence Fielding).
1936-06-12
179Dutch Weimer18538 25 0
Eagles Ball Park, York, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1936-06-08
180John Andersson176¾31 13 14
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1936-05-29
178¾Bob Godwin177½88 18 12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
referee: Johnny Marto
1936-05-27
181Charley Massera182¼35 17 5
Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Al Grayber   judges: Karl KoernAlvin (Jap) Williams
1936-04-22
180Izzy Singer18113 11 4
Chicago Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
Singer was knocked down in the 6th round for a count of three. Lewis's perforance was highly praised by spectators, who were impressed by his skillful boxing and by his strong punch..(Singer) fought back constantly and in the last round he was taking the fight to John Henry." (Chicago Tribune, Bob Soderman)
1936-04-07
176George Nichols17773 27 10
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Luke Carr
Judge Billy Meyers voted for Nichols, Judge George Needham for Lewis and Referee Carr called it a draw.
1936-03-13
172¼Jock McAvoy168¼104 7 1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
World Light Heavyweight Title
Lewis "had little difficulty ... wagering a careful, systematic battle in which he left few openings for the fast-punching Englishman, Lewis fought his way home to victory in convincing style but his triumph was far from popular with the crowd. Most of the 15,000, who paid $37,712 to see the battle, were swayed by the brave showing made by the fighter from the little isle and vociferously booed the decision". (New York Times)
1936-03-06
180Eddie Simms19523 16 2
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-01-30
180Cyclone Lynch1841 0 0
St. Mary's Auditorium, Walsenburg, Colorado, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 0:50
Lewis scored two knockdowns in the 1st, two in the 2nd and the knockout in the 3rd round
1936-01-29
181Emilio Martinez176¼21 7 1
City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1936-01-17
180Al Stillman17752 16 4
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
Stillman did not answer the bell for the 4th round.
1936-01-10
178Tiger Jack Fox17865 12 7
Armory, Spokane, Washington, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:40   referee: Walter Wall
1935-12-20
184Dutch Weimer18536 21 0
Tucson, Arizona, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-12-19
181Coleman Johns17811 6 3
Madison Square Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:28
1935-12-11
176George Simpson17729 9 5
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
Simpson was knocked down eight times.
1935-11-29
178Maxie Rosenbloom186187 37 24
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
This was a dull, listless fight. Lewis landed many low punches and this may have influenced the referee's decision, which could easily have gone to Lewis.
1935-10-31
174½Bob Olin17548 15 4
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
World Light-Heavyweight Title
1935-07-24
178Abe Feldman180½28 4 2
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-07-17
180Maxie Rosenbloom182183 34 22
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Oakland Frankie Burns
Oakland Tribune. This was a highly disputed decision.
1935-07-08
182¾Lou Poster18422 11 5
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1935-06-24
182Izzy Singer1799 7 4
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1935-06-03
180½Tom Patrick185½28 26 4
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: Al Grayber
1935-05-10
180Frank Rowsey17245 11 2
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Bill Doran
1935-04-12
179Bob Olin17647 14 4
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-03-13
173Emilio Martinez16615 5 1
City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1935-03-04
173Terry Mitchell18717 15 2
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
Mitchell was down several times before the knockout.
1935-02-25
175Frank Wotanski1757 5 6
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1935-01-29
181Don Petrin17429 13 2
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
referee: Al Grayber
1934-12-14
174Tony Shucco179½61 7 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1934-11-23
175½Yale Okun183¼59 24 6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 0:58   referee: Billy 'Kid' McPartland
1934-11-16
176Jim Braddock18742 23 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Lewis down in 5th round
1934-10-31
180Earl Wise17910 6 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Oakland Frankie Burns
1934-10-17
178Pietro Georgi17029 11 6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Oakland Frankie Burns
1934-10-03
178Don 'Red' Barry20049 20 9
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1934-09-20
174½Young Firpo174¼68 12 3
Multnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Tom Louttit
Pacific Coast Light Heavyweight Title
The Portland Oregonian reported that the bout was even for the most part in the first seven rounds, in the 8th and 9th Firpo appeared to take a slight advantage with his aggresiveness. Lewis appeared to win the 10th, as Firpo tired.
1934-09-12
180½Norman Conrad171½44 15 7
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Lykke
1934-09-03
176Tony Poloni17029 10 4
Dempsey Arena, Reno, Nevada, USA
W RTD1/15
 W  
RTD
1/15
  
Poloni was unable to answer the bell for the 2nd round after "Tony suffered a fractured rib in a vicious exchange of blows." (Nevada State Journal)
1934-07-12
Bobby Brown1 7 0
Tucson, Arizona, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1934-06-06
Sandy Garrison Casanova79 10 6
Fort Huachuca, Arizona, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1934-02-09
Bobby Brown1 4 0
Tucson, Arizona, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1933-10-31
172½Frank Rowsey166½38 7 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Los Angeles Times.
1933-07-31
178Maxie Rosenbloom178148 25 16
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Burns
Rosenbloom was floored three times and twice claimed he was fouled. Referee Burns granted him a five-minute rest after the second claim. A photo of Rosenbloom down for the third time was published on p. H15 by the San Francisco Chronicle.
1933-07-10
179Maxie Rosenbloom180148 24 15
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-06-16
174Fred Lenhart17776 12 9
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
The San Francisco Chronicle stated that Lewis won "by a city block" and that the draw decision was loudly booed by fans. Lewis scored two knockdowns.
1933-05-15
174Tom Patrick18026 15 3
Exposition Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-04-07
176Emmett Rocco19026 15 2
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1932-12-09
175Tuffy Dial1770 0 1
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1932-11-16
177¼Maxie Rosenbloom181130 23 14
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Burns
1932-10-26
172Lou Scozza17368 22 7
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1932-10-05
172½Fred Lenhart176¾70 11 9
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Eddie Burns
Lenhart sustained a badly cut eye. Referee Burns stopped the bout after Lenhart's seconds were unable to check the flow of blood.
1932-09-21
172Jim Braddock18436 16 4
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Burns
1932-07-29
170Jimmy Hanna17545 23 14
Golden Gate Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1932-07-13
174Pietro Georgi16915 2 2
Golden Gate Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1932-04-22
170Yale Okun17455 21 6
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Bill Doran
1932-03-23
170Sammy Bass1661 12 2
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
time: 0:15   referee: Toby Irwin
1931-11-27
Schoolboy2 3 0
State Fair Grounds, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1931-10-09
Kid Valdon5 7 5
Enterprise Park, Prescott, Arizona, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1931-09-14
Joe Arcienega11 39 12
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO5/8
 W  
KO
5/8
  
1931-07-13
Roy Guinn2 1 3
Prescott A.C. Arena, Prescott, Arizona, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
USA Arizona State middleweight title
1931-07-01
Lloyd Phelps8 2 2
Mesa, Arizona, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Harry Hegele
USA Arizona State middleweight title
Arizona Republic. The crowd didn't like the decision and threatened to "lynch" referee Hegele for scoring it for Lewis, but the Arizona Republic called the decision "eminently just".
1931-06-25
Herb Colemandebut
Pasadena, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1931-05-29
Evans Fortune11 14 1
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
Source: Arizona Republic (Bob Soderman).
1931-05-15
Tony Cadena8 6 0
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
Source: Arizona Republic (Bob Soderman).
1931-03-11
168Sam Terrin17818 6 3
O.K. Hall, Prescott, Arizona, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
Terrin died of injuries sustained in this fight.
1931-02-06
Bobby Richardson0 2 1
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Source: Arizona Republic (Bob Soderman).
1931-01-30
Palmleaf Wright3 4 0
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Source: Arizona Republic (Bob Soderman).
1931-01-02
Roy Guinn2 0 3
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Source: Arizona Republic (Bob Soderman).
1930-10-30
Tall Johnson2 1 0
O.K. Hall, Prescott, Arizona, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
Fought at 160lbs. In a fight between two small boys, Lewis's younger brother Paul fought a 4-rounder with Billy Hall on this card that was ruled a draw.
1930-10-23
Palmleaf Wright2 4 0
O.K. Hall, Prescott, Arizona, USA
LDQ2/6
 L 
DQ
2/6
  
referee: Sam Terrin
The Prescott Evening Courier reported that Lewis displayed the same fine form that he had shown in previous Prescott visits and that before landing the low blow he seemed on his way to a sure kayo.
1930-10-16
Leo Davisdebut
O.K. Hall, Prescott, Arizona, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
Whether this Kid Lewis, a colored fighter from Phoenix, was John Henry Lewis needs confirmation.
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Win
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Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
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Scheduled/Pending
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