Willie Lewis

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Name: Willie Lewis
Born: 1884-05-21
Died: 1949-05-18 (Age:64)
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
Height: 5′ 8″   /   173cm
Reach: 69½″   /   177cm
Boxing Record: click

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Willie Lewis was considered a pioneer of the one-two punch, which is generally credited to have been created by Jem Belcher. In 1920, Lewis was shot three times by an assailant while making a phone call in a booth at the Chateau-Thierry cabaret which Lewis owned along with his employees. He barely survived. He died of cancer in 1949 in New York City.

Source: "Who Lies There? Boxer's Obituaries," by Johnny Bos & Mike DeLisa (Cyber Boxing Zone Press, 2008)