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Ted Kid Lewis
Global ID11911
sexmale
birthdate 1893-10-28
death date 1970-10-20 (76)
divisionwelterweight
height5′ 7½″   /   171cm
reach69″   /   175cm
aliasThe Aldgate Sphinx
country United Kingdom
residenceLondon, United Kingdom
birth placeSt George's, London, United Kingdom
birth nameGershon Mendeloff
won 192 (KO 80) + lost 32 (KO 6) + drawn 14 = 238
rounds boxed 2020
Newspaper Decisions won 40 : lost 13 : drawn 11
rounds boxed 626
Total Bouts 302 KO% 26.49
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1929-12-13Johnny Basham61-14-7
Pitfield Street Baths, Hoxton, London, United KingdomWTKO310x3
Boxing December 18, 1929 P 387
1928-12-17Charlie Belanger31-8-4
Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLDQ115
referee: Lou Marsh
Commonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title
Both fighters were forced to remove their rubber mouthpieces by Referee Marsh. When Lewis is warned two or three times for holding and hitting in the clinches and refusing to break, he quits and leaves the ring, forfeiting his $200 deposit and 20% of the gross receipts. Montreal Herald; The Globe.
1928-07-31Maxie Rosenbloom56-15-9
Queensboro Stadium, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USALDQ615
1928-01-07Johnny Squires20-5-3
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaDPTS1515
referee: Lou Heilbron
1927-12-03Alec Storbeck5-1-2
Town Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO110
referee: Major Wally Wilkinson
1927-10-16Joe Rolfe31-13-1
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWRTD1115x3
Boxing October 18, 1927 P 187
1927-10-02Robert Amssens6-6-2
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWTKO115x3
Boxing October 4, 1927 P 150
1927-09-11Ted Coveney4-20-1
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWTKO615x3
referee: Jack Hart
Boxing September 13, 1927 P 90
1927-08-28Nol Steenhorst25-32-13
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWRTD915x3
Boxing August 30, 1927 P 50 & 51
1927-08-14Jim Carr9-5-0
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWKO315x3
referee: Jack Hart
Boxing August 16, 1927 P 12 & 13
1927-08-04Joe Green
Skating Rink, Ilford, London, United KingdomWRTD415x3
referee: Bombadier Billy Wells
Boxing August 9, 1927 P 489
1926-03-21Billy Mattick24-7-4
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWDQ515x3
Boxing March 24, 1926 P 107
1926-03-07Billy Pritchard30-14-8
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWTKO1015x3
Boxing March 10, 1926 P 74 & 75
1925-11-27Len Johnson51-21-6
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomLRTD1015x3
referee: W J Farrell
Lewis retired at the end of the 9th round.
The Daily Dispatch November 28, 1925

1925-11-08Simon Rosman14-9-3
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomLDQ815x3
referee: Sam Russell
Boxing November 11, 1925
1925-10-08Marcel Thuru1-0-0
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLDQ115x3
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 09 October 1925 P 12
1925-07-10Bob Sage19-4-1
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USAWPTS1010
1925-03-19Tommy Milligan35-4-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLDQ520x3
referee: Moss Deyong
Boxing March 25, 1925
1925-01-22Francis Charles37-18-9
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
referee: Moss Deyong
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 23 January 1925 P 10
1924-11-26Tommy Milligan34-4-1
Industrial Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
referee: Joe Palmer
EBU (European) welterweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
BBBofC British welterweight title
Boxing December 3, 1924
1924-07-03'Hamilton' Johnny Brown25-1-1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
referee: Jack Smith
EBU (European) welterweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
BBBofC British welterweight title
Boxing July 9, 1924
1924-06-01Piet Hobin69-9-9
Buffalo Stadium, Paris, Paris, FranceDPTS2020
Pugilato 1979
1924-04-12Erich Milenz11-4-1
Sportpalast, Schoeneberg, Berlin, GermanyWKO810
10 round bout per Reuters.
1924-04-05Chic Nelson26-10-2
Hamburg, GermanyDPTS1515
1924-03-18Francis Charles35-17-7
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1515
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 20 March 1924 P 10
1924-02-12Bruno Frattini38-4-7
Palazzo Dello Sport, Milan, Lombardia, ItalyWKO1720
1924-01-28Sergant Sid Pape16-14-1
Windsor Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire, United KingdomWRTD220x3
referee: Harry Jennings
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 29 January 1924 P 3
1923-12-26Fred Davies13-14-3
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
referee: Charles Barnett
Western Daily Press - Thursday 27 December 1923
1923-11-08Fred Archer14-10-4
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
referee: Dick Smith
Boxing November 14, 1923 P 218
1923-10-04Frank Burns20-8-1
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
referee: Ted Broadribb
Boxing October 10, 1923 P 137 & 138
1923-07-30Augie Ratner30-12-3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
referee: Jack Smith
This fight was mostly at close quarters, with Ratner pounding away at Lewis's left side and winning decisively.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 31 July 1923 P 11

1923-02-15Roland Todd55-4-2
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS2020x3
referee: Joe Palmer
BBBofC British middleweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
EBU (European) middleweight title
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 16 February 1923 P 14
1922-11-20Roland Todd55-3-2
Holland Park Rink, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
referee: J R Bell Hart
EBU (European) middleweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
BBBofC British middleweight title
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 21 November 1922 P 14
1922-09-04Marcel Thomas46-30-21
Premierland, Whitechapel, London, United KingdomWTKO415x3
referee: Moss Deyong
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 05 September 1922 P 12
1922-06-19Frank Burns18-4-1
Holland Park Rink, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO1120x3
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 20 June 1922 P 12
1922-05-11Georges Carpentier82-12-5
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomLKO120x3
time: 2:15 | referee: Joe Palmer
EBU (European) heavyweight title
World Light Heavyweight Title,
Carpentier scored a one-punch knockout, landing a right to the jaw on a break.
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 12 May 1922 P 16

1922-02-16Tom Gummer4-4-1
The Dome, Brighton, Sussex, United KingdomWKO120x2
time: 2:22 | referee: Joe Palmer
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 18 February 1922
1921-11-17Boy McCormick25-5-5
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWTKO1420x3
referee: Jack Smith
BBBofC British light heavyweight title
McCormick, after having a tooth knocked out, was bleeding profusely from a cut eye at the close of the 14th round. After examining the fighter, the referee stopped the bout to save McCormick from further punishment.
Western Times - Friday 18 November 1921

1921-10-14Johnny Basham61-11-7
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWRTD1220x3
referee: Joe Palmer
EBU (European) middleweight title
BBBofC British middleweight title
Western Times - Saturday 15 October 1921
1921-09-20Ernie Barrieau11-5-5
Arena, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWKO1010
"Four times in that tenth round he (Barrieau) was sent to the canvas, three times for the count of nine, but on the fourth occasion he did not rise and Lewis was declared the winner." - Globe & Mail
1921-06-27Jack Bloomfield16-2-1
Holland Park Rink, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS2020x3
referee: John Herbert Douglas
vacant BBBofC British middleweight title
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 28 June 1921
1921-04-13Augie Ratner22-6-1
Manhattan Casino, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
1921-04-08Nate Siegel24-2-11
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USALPTS1010
referee: Noah Perry | judge: G. Edward Dixon | judge: Jimmy Winston
1921-03-14Jack Perry22-5-2
Roller Palace Rink, Detroit, Michigan, USAWNWS1010
Lewis "decisively defeated" Perry. (Sandusky Star Journal) According to the Detroit Free Press (Herb Goldman), Lewis boxed brilliantly and won every round, although Perry fought gamely.
1921-02-07Jack Britton61-12-11
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
World Welterweight Title
The next day, The New York Times reported that Britton had engaged in 432 bouts over the course of 18 years, at an average of 24 per year. It also reported that this was the boxers' 20th battle together. (Britton objected to Lewis's use of a mouthpiece.)

1920-11-19Johnny Basham60-10-7
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO1920x3
referee: Eugene Corri
EBU (European) welterweight title
BBBofC British welterweight title
Lewis relinquishes European Welterweight title in December 1920.
Western Daily Press - Saturday 20 November 1920

1920-10-12Marcel Thomas43-24-21
Westside Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision for Lewis from Jersey Journal, New York Times.
1920-09-23Mike O'Dowd44-3-2
Westside Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS1212
(New York Times)
1920-06-09Johnny Basham60-9-7
Olympia, Kensington, London, United KingdomWRTD920x3
referee: Eugene Corri
BBBofC British welterweight title
EBU (European) welterweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title
Western Times - Thursday 10 June 1920
1920-04-30Kid Doyle12-9-2
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWRTD520x3
Western Daily Press - Saturday 01 May 1920 P 193
1920-04-05Kid Doyle12-8-2
Liverpool Stadium, Pudsey Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO1120x3
Boxing April 7, 1920
1920-03-11Johnny Bee4-1-0
Holborn Stadium, Holborn, London, United KingdomWKO420x3
referee: Joe Palmer
vacant BBBofC British middleweight title
Boxing March 17, 1920 P 135 & 138
1920-03-04Gus Platts7-7-4
Drill Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomWRTD1820x3
Manchester Sporting Chronicle
1920-02-28Jerry Shea42-4-5
Pavilion, Mountain Ash, Wales, United KingdomWKO120x3
time: 1:01 | referee: Charles Barnett
Boxing March 1, 1920 P 111 & 112
1920-02-14Maurice Prunier6-4-4
Cirque de Paris, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO620
1920-01-13Frank Moody51-23-11
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWKO115x3
time: 0:16 | referee: JT Hulls
Boxing January 21, 1920 P 13
1919-12-26Matt Wells22-12-3
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWRTD1220x3
Western Daily Press - Saturday 27 December 1919 P 522 & 523
1919-10-28Jake Abel28-13-15
Armory Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1919-10-16Jimmy McCabe
Atlantic City S.C., Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO110
time: 1:13
1919-10-11KO Willie Loughlin27-10-4
Pine Tree A.C., Portland, Maine, USAWKO110
1919-09-01Mike O'Dowd30-2-1
Arena, Syracuse, New York, USALNWS1010
World Middleweight Title
Although a no-decision bout O'Dowd's title was at stake if he lost inside the distance (Chicago Tribune) Newspaper decision from the Syracuse Herald (Paul Zabala).

1919-08-04Steve Latzo10-1-0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADNWS66
A draw from Philadelphia Inquirer (searched by Jack Kincaid), Philadelphia Public Ledger (searched by Paul Zabala). Newspaper decision for Lewis from Robert W. Maxwell (Philadelphia Evening Ledger).
1919-07-28Jack Britton57-11-10
Armory A.A., Jersey City, New Jersey, USALNWS88
World Welterweight Title
Newspaper decision for Britton from Jersey Journal, New York Times, Trenton Evening Times ("Britton took seven rounds by more or less safe margins"), AP ("Britton earned the honors in every round except the first").

1919-07-14Steve Latzo10-1-0
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWNWS66
Lewis was down twice in the first round. The Philadelphia Inquirer gave the fight to Lewis, as did the Record. The Public Ledger called it a draw.
1919-03-17Jack Britton55-10-10
Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USALKO912
time: 2:05 | referee: Matt Hinkel
World Welterweight Title
Although a no-decision bout, with championship conditions existing the title changed hands to Britton. Lewis was knocked down five times in the bout, three times in the sixth and twice in the ninth.

1919-03-10Johnny Griffiths19-2-4
Lyric Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USADNWS88
World Welterweight Title
Newspaper decision from the Sandusky Star Journal

1919-01-13Georges Rivet0-4-0
Sohmer Park, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWNWS1010
When Rivet's manager tried to stop the one-sided fight in the third round, the spectators came near to rioting and the mauling went on.
1919-01-01Bryan Downey19-1-2
Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USADNWS1515
Considered a draw by ringside reporters. (Bridgeport Telegram)
Often incorrectly recorded as lasting only 12 rounds.

1918-09-23Benny Leonard48-4-0
Weidenmeyer's Park, Newark, New Jersey, USADNWS88
referee: Patsy Cline
World Welterweight Title
Lewis won the newspaper decision. (Washington Post & Calgary Herald (wire))
Papers as Bridgeport Telegram and Middletown Times Press reported a close win for Leonard
New York Times and New York Tribune called it a draw.

1918-08-17Walter Mohr16-10-5
Westside Ballpark, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWNWS88
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Record.
1918-08-13Tommy Robson26-9-2
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
This fight was not held on August 3, as shown previously. Lewis won his rematch with Robson decisively even though he was down for an 8-count in round one.
1918-07-04Johnny Griffiths18-2-4
East Market Street Gardens, Akron, Ohio, USAWNWS2020
World Welterweight Title
Newspaper decision from the Massillon Evening Independent Lewis took a count of "4" in the first round of this fight.

1918-06-25Tommy Robson26-8-2
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWPTS1212
According to the Boston Globe, this was a great fight.
1918-06-20Jack Britton52-10-10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADNWS66
(New York Times)
1918-05-17Johnny Tillman20-2-6
Stockyards Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USAWUD2020
referee: Billy Roche
World Welterweight Title
First title fight in Colorado decided by two judges and a referee. All voted for Lewis. (Denver Post)

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