Luis Velez

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Luis Velez
aka Lewis (Louie) Velez was an outstanding open division boxer as a welterweight and Junior Middleweight in the 1970's. Velez fought in CYO, CPD and Golden Glove tournaments. Velez boxed out of Hamlin Park Boxing Gym and Wells Park.

Velez fought all the top welterweights in Illinois including bouts vs. Johnny Lira, Pete Podgorski & Warren Thunder.

  • 1976 Chicago Golden Gloves Open division 147 lb. Champion.
  • 1976 Chicago Park District Open division 156 lb. Champion defeating South sectional champion, Billy Page of Mann Park.