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.
- 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.