Gussie Lewis

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Name: Gussie Lewis
Birth Name: Gus Bestermen
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Younger brother of Hall of Fame Welterweight Champ Harry Lewis.
  • Lewis was of Hebrew heritage.
  • Most of his boxing career was spent between Philadelphia and Baltimore with occasional forays into towns like Lancaster, Trenton, or Pittsburgh.
  • Lewis was an outstanding fighter in his own right--he is ranked by Chuck Hasson of as one of the twenty best bantamweights in Philly boxing history.