Hedgemon Lewis

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Name: Hedgemon Lewis
Born: 1946-02-25
Birthplace: Greensboro, Alabama, USA
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 8″   /   173cm
Boxing Record: click

Managers: Ryan O'Neal, Robert Goulet, and Bill Cosby (actors)
Trainer: Eddie Futch

  • Started boxing at age 12 at the Northern Recreation Center in Detroit
  • First amateur trainers were Albert Smith and Duke Ellis
  • In 1963, Lewis trained at the Brewster Recreation Center and his trainer was Luther Burgess
  • 1963 Detroit Diamond Belt Champion
  • 1964 National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion
  • 1966 National Golden Gloves Welterweight Champion
  • Managed by the " January Fighters, Inc. " which consisted of Dell Jackson, Bill Cosby, Robert Goulet, Ryan O'Neal, and Chris Connely.
  • 1972 Won the NYSAC World welterweight title
  • 2006 California Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee


  • Ring Magazine, Sept. 1968, pages 17 & 42: STARS PREDICT GREAT FUTURE FOR HEDGEMON by Roy Raskin.