Lew Jenkins
Global ID9466
birthdate 1916-12-04
death date 1981-10-30 (64)
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
reach68″   /   173cm
aliasSweetwater Swatter
country USA
residenceSweetwater, Texas, USA
birth placeMilburn, Texas, USA
birth nameVerlin E. Jenkins
won 73 (KO 51) + lost 41 (KO 12) + drawn 5 = 119
rounds boxed 779 KO% 42.86

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1950-04-14Beau Jack81-17-4
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALTKO510
The bout was stopped midway into the 5th round after Jenkins could not continue following a five minute rest, after Jack had landed a hard right hand below the belt. Jack had floored Jenkins with a body shot in the 3rd.
1950-03-06Carmen Basilio18-2-2
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse, New York, USALMD1010
referee: Babe Risko 4-5 | judge: Dick Albino 5-5 | judge: Jack Kimball 3-6
1950-01-31Rafael Lastre20-4-2
Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USALTKO1010
time: 2:05 | referee: Jack Keller
1950-01-25Walter Haines22-4-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USALUD88
referee: George Walsh | judge: Young Otto | judge: Fred Brunelli
Only one judge gave Jenkins a single round.
1950-01-09Al Pennino39-31-7
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO310
1949-12-19Iggy Vaccari25-2-0
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO910
referee: Tommy Rawson
1949-12-05Johnny (Red) DeFazio37-7-3
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO88
DeFazio was down in the 2nd, 3rd, and 8th rounds.
1949-11-14Calvin Smith19-6-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1949-10-20Isaac Jenkins13-15-0
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD88
1949-09-30Eddie Giosa59-19-7
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
Giosa was knocked down three times
1949-09-21Don Williams42-4-0
Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
1949-09-01Bob Sandberg28-1-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALUD1010
referee: Dauber Jaeger 2-8 | judge: Les Decamera 3-7 | judge: Bill Lachenmaier 3-5
1949-08-17Don Williams42-3-0
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
The day-after Associated Press report and RRB '51 have Jenkins winning this fight, later editions of RRB have reversed the outcome.
1949-08-01Louis Joyce15-6-1
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS88
1949-07-01Giuseppe Colasanti5-8-0
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach, New York, USALSD1010
Jenkins was down in the 5th
1949-06-21Mario Moreno38-20-2
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
1949-06-06Jimmy Collins24-14-3
Toppi Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWMD88
referee: Dave Beloff 5-2 | judge: Lou Tress 6-2 | judge: George Giacchino 4-4
1949-05-02Eddie Giosa56-18-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALSD1010
1949-04-11Bobby Timpson29-24-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO1010
1949-03-28Joey Carkido52-13-6
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
1949-03-17Santa Bucca47-12-3
Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO410
1949-02-28Percy Bassett27-1-0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
referee: Charley Daggert 3-7 | judge: Leo Costella 3-6 | judge: Lou Tress 4-5
1949-01-31Chuck Burton10-14-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO910
1949-01-17Rene Camacho12-10-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO210
1948-12-10Andres Balderas5-8-0
Liberty Hall, El Paso, Texas, USAWKO310
1946-12-20Nick Castiglione23-19-5
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO410
1946-12-13Hubert Gray9-2-1
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWKO1010
1946-11-20Ted Garcia45-14-8
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USAWTKO910
time: 2:40
1946-09-26Tony Davila1-3-0
Wright's Arena, Waco, Texas, USAWKO110
1946-06-14Louis Flyer33-19-9
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USALKO610
1946-05-21Henry Majcher32-14-10
Houston, Texas, USALPTS1010
1946-01-29Johnny Cool52-27-1
Manchester, New Hampshire, USAWDQ210
referee: Johnny Harko
Cool was disqualified for not trying. Tacoma News Tribune
1946-01-25Jack Garrity0-4-0
Young Men's Catholic Club Hall, Danbury, Connecticut, USAWKO110
1946-01-15Jerry Zullo27-25-3
Salem Arena, Salem, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
1945-12-03Jimmy Doyle35-5-3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALTKO410
referee: Jackie Davis
Doyle punched Jenkins at will and opened a deep cut below Jenkins right eye. The Doctor refused to let Jenkins come out for the fifth round.
1942-12-22John Thomas27-0-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALTKO510
referee: Reggie Gilmore
1942-12-04Henry Armstrong122-15-7
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USALTKO810
time: 1:55 | referee: Tom Louttit
Jenkins was knocked down twice in the 5th, twice in the 6th, three times in the 7th, and once in the 8th.
1942-11-18Chato Gonzalez24-22-14
Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO210
1942-09-22Al Tribuani18-2-2
Wilmington Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USALPTS1010
referee: Joe McGuigan | judge: Charlie Welsh | judge: Al Merritt
Jenkins was knocked down six times. Attendance 6,500
1942-08-27Carmen Notch43-16-4
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USALSD1010
1942-08-17Cosby Linson26-4-5
Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALPTS1010
referee: Jack Galway
1942-05-25Fritzie Zivic117-30-6
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALTKO1010
referee: Ernie Sesto
1942-05-13Jackie Byrd11-2-0
Rix Stadium, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USALPTS1010
1942-03-27Mike Kaplan45-7-6
Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, USALUD1010
referee: Johnny Martin | judge: Joe Blumsack | judge: Tommy Rawson
1942-02-17Marty Servo42-1-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALUD1010
1941-12-19Sammy Angott64-16-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Young Otto
World Lightweight Title
All three officials scored the fight 13-2 in favor of Angott, round-by-round.

1941-10-06Freddie Cochrane64-31-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
referee: Billy Cavanaugh | judge: George LeCron | judge: Jim Clark
1941-09-12Cleo McNeal53-22-5
Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO310
referee: Tommy Thomas
1941-08-04Joey Zodda55-49-9
Meadowbrook Bowl, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO310
1941-05-16Bob Montgomery30-3-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
Jenkins was knocked down in the 9th, though it appeared he was off balance according to the New York Times.
1941-02-28Lou Ambers91-7-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 2:26 | referee: Arthur Donovan
Ambers was knocked down twice in the 7th
1940-12-20Fritzie Zivic103-24-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: George Walsh
The reigning welterweight and lightweight champions. The referee gave it to Jenkins (7-3), while the judges made it a (4-4-2) and (5-5) with the latter nominating Zivic as the winner "as is his privilege." New York Times. The New York Times reporter scored it 5-5 but felt "Jenkins was entitled to the edge because of superior boxing, cleaner hitting and ring generalship."
1940-11-22Pete Lello41-6-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO215
time: 2:37 | referee: Arthur Donovan
World Lightweight Title
Lello was knocked down four times in the 2nd round.

1940-09-16Bob Montgomery26-1-2
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Irving Kutcher
Jenkins was knocked down in the 3rd round for a count of nine. Official scorecards: 6-4, 6-4, 7-3.
1940-07-17Henry Armstrong109-12-7
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USALTKO612
referee: Arthur Donovan
After appearing to win the first 3 rounds, Jenkins goes down 7 times
Fight stopped before the start of the 7th round, but under New York rules is listed as a TKO in 6
Welterweight title not at stake per agreement.

1940-05-10Lou Ambers90-6-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO315
time: 1:29 | referee: Billy Cavanaugh
World Lightweight Title
1940-03-08Tippy Larkin66-6-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO115
time: 2:41 | referee: Pete Hartley
1940-01-24Chino Alvarez120-38-16
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWKO110
time: 0:13 | referee: Homer Hendrix
Two punches sent Alvarez down on his face at the 3-second mark Time of kayo also reported as 15 and 23 seconds.
1939-12-15Billy Marquart31-7-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO38
referee: Eddie Joseph
This fight was a thriller. The first two rounds were about even, as the fighters exchanged hard wallops. Marquart hurt Jenkins with a left hook in the third round, but Lew rallied and drove through his opponents' guard, finally flooring him for the count with a right and left to the jaw.
1939-11-21Mike Belloise74-12-8
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO78
referee: Billy Cavanaugh
Belloise was unable to continue after the 7th round, and was carried from the ring on a stretcher. It was revealed that he had suffered a fracture of the 10th rib.
1939-10-10Primo Flores18-8-3
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO58
1939-09-12Primo Flores18-7-3
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWTKO48
Flores suffered an eye cut. New York Times
1939-09-05Ginger Foran64-15-3
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO48
1939-08-15Quentin Breese37-5-5
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS88
1939-08-01Joey Fontana57-8-7
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS88
1939-07-18Quentin Breese37-4-5
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWPTS88
1939-06-19Jorge Morelia10-1-2
Walkathon Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWPTS1010
Morelia was undefeated in 12 Texas starts
1939-06-05Roberto Gomez28-19-4
Walkathon Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWTKO210
time: 1:09
Gomez down a total of six times before fight was stopped. Fight was fought with 2-minute rounds. Source: San Antonio Express
1939-05-31Manuel Villa II18-12-3
40 & 8 Arena, Corpus Christi, Texas, USALPTS1010
referee: Mike Delaney
1939-05-26Jimmy Hatcher23-3-1
Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USAWKO410
referee: Henry Ezor
1939-05-13Carlos Malacara13-4-3
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLPTS1010
Source: Excelsior, Mexico City (Bob Yalen).
1939-05-06Panchito Campos2-0-0
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoWKO110
1939-04-29Pedro Ortega24-17-7
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MexicoLPTS1010
1939-03-24Pete Lello28-6-2
White City Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO78
Jenkins was in the lead after five rounds and in the sixth he floored Lello briefly. However, he appeared to tire and Lello roared out of his corner in round seven and landed a right to the jaw which ended the fight. (from comments by Bob Soderman, who attended)
1939-03-15Sammy Musco43-27-11
40 & 8 Arena, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWKO610
referee: John Galiano
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