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Willie Lewis
Global ID11031
sexmale
birthdate 1884-05-21
death date 1949-05-18 (64)
divisionmiddleweight
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
reach69½″   /   177cm
country USA
residenceNew York, New York, USA
won 56 (KO 39) + lost 16 (KO 11) + drawn 8 = 81
rounds boxed 624
Newspaper Decisions won 31 : lost 12 : drawn 7
rounds boxed 359
Total Bouts 131 KO% 29.77
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1915-02-13Young Ahearn16-5-1
Havana, CubaLKO220
Western Times - Monday 15 February 1915
1914-10-13Al McCoy26-3-3
Broadway S.C., Brooklyn, New York, USALKO510
1914-01-31Ercole de Balzac10-7-2
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS2020
Western Times - Monday 02 February 1914
1913-12-24Marcel Moreau22-8-0
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, FranceDPTS1010
1913-09-25Nicol Simpson1-0-0
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomDPTS1212x3
1913-08-08Eugene Stuber11-6-2
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1515
1913-06-15Kid Jackson9-5-0
Arènes des Amidonniers, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, FranceWPTS1515
1913-05-16Gaston Pigot5-6-0
Lille, Nord, FranceWPTS66
1913-05-09Edouard Til2-0-0
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, FranceWKO5
1913-04-19Georges Bernard11-6-3
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS2020
1913-03-19Marcel Moreau21-7-0
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO14
1913-02-11Adrien Hogan17-2-0
Velodrome d'Hiver, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS2020
1912-10-30Dai Thomas5-1-0
Forty-Fourth Street A.C., New York, New York, USAWKO3
1912-10-08Tommy Gavigan11-2-4
Eagles Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS1212
referee: Matt Hinkel
1912-08-14Battling Hurley9-2-4
Newark, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
1912-08-05Freddie Hicks4-3-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADNWS1010
Newspaper decision for Hicks from NY Sun. A draw from Chicago Tribune (12/29/1912).
1912-05-22Georges Carpentier56-8-5
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceLPTS2020
EBU (European) middleweight title
Carpentier defended his claim as World Middleweight champion
Staffordshire Sentinel - Thursday 23 May 1912

1912-02-23Mike Gibbons25-1-4
Empire A.C., New York, New York, USALKO210
1912-02-16Paddy Lavin34-3-9
Cleveland A.C., Cleveland, Ohio, USALNWS1212
(Washington Post) Official decisions were given in Cleveland at this time. Per Syracuse daily Journal"Twelve fast rounds were boxed In Cleveland Friday night by Paddy Lavln of Buffalo and Willie Lewjs of New York. The men met at 148 pounds. It was a no-decision contest, but the newspaper onlookers seemed to agree that Lavin had a shade the better of it."
1911-12-21Hilliard Lang4-3-2
Olympic B.C., Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLDQ7
1911-12-15Paddy Lavin34-3-9
Convention Hall, Buffalo, New York, USALNWS1010
referee: Maurice Collins
Buffalo Times
1911-12-12Billy West11-15-2
Brown's Gym A.A., Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, USAWNWS1010
Lewis won the newspaper decision (New York Times).
1911-11-28Mike Gibbons23-1-4
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALNWS1010
Gibbons won the newspaper decision according to the New York Times
1911-11-22Terry Mitchell5-0-0
Palm A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
Newspaper decision from New York City newspapers (Jack Kincaid) and the New York Times.
1911-11-11Ben Douglas2-3-2
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times
1911-10-30John Doherty
Casino, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWNWS1515
(Syracuse Herald)
1911-10-12Jeff Smith11-0-0
New Amsterdam Opera House, New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Smith won the consensus newspaper decision of New York newspapers (Jack Kincaid). This program was promoted by the National S.C.
1911-07-31Kid Henry14-2-1
Knickerbocker A.C., Albany, New York, USAWNWS1010
referee: Claude Tibbitts
(The Troy Times)
1911-07-27Cyclone Johnny Thompson37-20-9
National S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
Source: Chicago Tribune
1911-07-10Joe Holly
Knickerbocker A.C., Albany, New York, USAWKO210
1911-04-29Dixie Kid44-9-6
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS2020
Reports later said referee's decision reversed by FFBC and Kid declared the winner
1911-04-08George Gunther7-9-3
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceDPTS2020
1911-03-09Sailor Burke18-6-0
Whirlwind A.C., Brooklyn, New York, USAWNWS1010
(New York Times)
1911-02-07Frank Klaus19-3-2
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USALTKO610
referee: Billy Joh
1911-02-04Billy Berger6-0-0
American A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item, according to which Lewis received an "artistic lacing" from Berger.
1910-11-17Dixie Kid44-9-6
National S.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
New York Times scored it a draw, detailed report in the Albany NY Evening Journal gives the victory to Lewis, stating that Lewis's defense was splendid and that Dixie Kid missed widely throughout the bout. It was a good slugging bout and Dixie Kid had a huge tenth round which may have swayed some reporters. NY Herald also scored the bout for Lewis.
1910-10-21Sailor Burke17-4-0
National S.C., New York, New York, USAWPTS1010
1910-09-09Dixie Kid44-9-6
National S.C., New York, New York, USALNWS1010
New York Times and New York Tribune
1910-07-15Harry Mansfield18-8-0
National Sporting Club, New York, New York, USAWNWS1010
Mansfield was a last minute substitute for Jim Smith--he was down three times in the fight. (New York Times) Newspaper decision had Lewis the winner.
1910-05-27Stanley Ketchel49-4-4
National S.C., New York, New York, USALKO210
1910-04-23Harry Lewis39-10-4
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceDPTS2525
referee: Dr. Phelan
World Welterweight Title
Willie Lewis was knocked down twice and the crowd booed the verdict.

1910-03-19Billy Papke26-3-5
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceLKO315
Thinking Stanley Ketchel had relinquished the middleweight title, Papke claimed it after his victory.
1910-02-19Harry Lewis39-9-3
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceDPTS2525
World Welterweight Title
Willile Lewis was floored in the second round.

1910-01-15Jewey Smith15-7-1
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO4
1909-12-18Sid Russell17-8-4
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1515
1909-11-27Jack Kingsland4-14-2
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO3
1909-10-23Jeff Thorne1-2-0
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
1909-10-08Billy Papke26-3-5
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALNWS66
"Papke was easily given the public's favorable verdict." (Indianapolis Star) According to the Pittsburgh Post, Lewis received a licking.
1909-08-13Sailor Burke16-2-0
Fairmont A.C., Bronx, New York, USAWKO610
After Lewis was down in 1st and Burke in 2nd, both fighters are down in 3rd from simultanious punches and both were saved by the bell
1909-05-26Andrew Jeptha32-21-5
Arena, Charing Cross, London, United KingdomWKO320x3
Sometimes reported as a Welterweight World Championship (147lbs)
Sporting Life Boxing Records 1910

1909-05-15Curley Cooke
Folies-Bergere, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO7
1909-05-08Honey Mellody37-10-10
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO420
Mellody down five times total in the fourth round.
1909-04-25Jack Costello5-6-1
Roubaix, Nord, FranceWKO6
1909-04-24Curly Watson106-26-14
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO815
referee: M Maitrot
1909-04-10Jewey Smith9-5-0
Paris, FranceWPTS1010
Correct location from Ibro #66.
1909-04-02Herbert Sinnott14-14-3
Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, BelgiumWKO7
1909-03-27Jewey Smith9-4-0
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
Correct location from Ibro #66--Jan Skotnicki.
1909-03-13Steve Smith3-4-0
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
1909-02-27Harry Croxton0-1-0
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO5
1909-02-01Charlie Hickman1-7-2
Paris, Paris, FranceWKO1
1909-01-16Bill Curzon1-1-0
Paris, Paris, FranceWKO3
1908-12-14Harry Lewis33-7-3
Grand Opera House, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWNWS1212
Newspaper decision from New London's The Day; NY Times scored a draw
1908-09-25Charley Hitte11-5-0
American A.C., Schenectady, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision provided by Boston Globe and by Albany Evening Journal (Paul Zabala).
1908-09-04Bill Hurley3-2-0
Schenectady, New York, USAWNWS66
Newspaper decision from the Albany Evening Journal.
1908-06-09Harry Lewis29-7-3
National A.C., New York, New York, USAWNWS66
(New York Times) Washington Post had Harry Lewis winning the fight.
1908-05-09Jack Meekins4-8-1
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO2
Per the May 28 Tacoma Daily News (Tacoma, WA, USA), one of three bouts Lewis had this day.
1908-05-09 Coeuille
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO1
Per the May 28 Tacoma Daily News (Tacoma, WA, USA), one of three bouts Lewis had this day.
1908-05-09Jeff Thorne1-1-0
Wonderland, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO2
Per the May 28 Tacoma Daily News (Tacoma, WA, USA), one of three bouts Lewis had this day.
1908-05-02Walter Stanton8-1-1
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO520
referee: Tommy Burns
Billed World 150 lbs Welterweight Title
Purse £800
BBBC Boxing Yearbook 2004

1908-04-04Curly Watson87-14-8
Paris, Paris, FranceWRTD410
1908-03-28Jeff Thorne
Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS44
Correct date? Willie Lewis beating Jeff Thorne was reported in La Presse already on 23-03-1908.Venue: Grande-Roue.
1908-03-05Fred Bradley8-7-0
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USAWNWS66
Lewis had the better of the fight according to the Philadelphia Item.
1908-03-02Bill Hurley3-1-0
Casino A.C., Glens Falls, New York, USADNWS66
Newspaper decision frm the Glen Falls (NY) Post Star.
1908-02-28Mike Donovan71-12-37
Schenectady, New York, USAWNWS66
Niagara Falls Cataract Journal
1908-02-20Charley Hitte11-3-0
Olympia Boxing Club, New York, New York, USALNWS66
Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Item. There is some uncertainty as to whether Hitte fought Willie Lewis or Harry Lewis; some New York newspapers indicate that it was Willie, but report also went out that it was Harry.
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