Gus Lesnevich boxer

Gus Lesnevich boxer
bouts
80
won
61
lost
14
draw
5
Status
inactive
Division
light heavyweight
Debut
1934-05-05
Height
5′ 9″/175cm
Reach
-
Age
49
Born
1915-02-22
Death
1964-02-28
Nationality
USA

Lesnevich was born and raised in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.Lesnevich turned pro in 1934 and in 1939 took on World Light Heavyweight champion Billy Conn, but lost a decision. In 1941 he took on Anton Christoforidis, winning the NBA light heavyweight title by decision. Later that year he defended the title twice against Tami Mauriello, winning both decisions to become the undisputed light heavyweight champion. In 1948 he lost a decision to Freddie Mills along with his title recognition. In 1949 he took on Ezzard Charles, but was TKO'd in the 7th, and retired after the bout.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1949-08-10 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
Corner retirement
1949-05-23 Joey Maxim WWLWWL Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati LOST
Unanimous decision
1949-03-03 Eldridge Eatman LLLLWL Mosque Theater, Newark WIN
KO
1948-07-26 Freddie Mills WLWWWW White City Stadium, White City LOST
Points
1948-03-05 Billy Fox WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1947-10-31 Tami Mauriello WLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1947-07-30 Tami Mauriello LWWWLW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
1947-05-23 Melio Bettina DWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1947-02-28 Billy Fox WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1946-09-17 Bruce Woodcock WWWLWW Harringay Arena, Harringay LOST
KO
1946-05-14 Freddie Mills WWWWLW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Technical knockout
1946-02-22 Lee Oma WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Technical knockout
1946-01-11 Joe Kahut WWWWWW Auditorium, Portland WIN
KO
1942-03-11 Jimmy Bivins WLLWLW Arena, Cleveland LOST
Unanimous decision
1942-01-30 Bob Pastor WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1941-11-14 Tami Mauriello WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-08-26 Tami Mauriello WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
1941-05-22 Anton Christoforidis WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1941-02-27 Nathan Mann WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
1940-12-16 Jack Marshall LLWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1940-11-23 Al Delaney LWLDLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1940-09-05 Henry Cooper LLLLLL Belmont Park, Garfield WIN
Corner retirement
1940-07-22 Wally Sears WWLWWW Belmont Park, Garfield WIN
Points
1940-06-05 Billy Conn WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOST
Unanimous decision
1940-01-01 Dave Clark WLWWLW Fair Grounds Coliseum, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
1939-11-17 Billy Conn WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1939-06-22 Dave Clark WWWDWW Velodrome, Nutley WIN
KO
1939-05-15 Larry Lane WWWLLW Arena, Trenton WIN
Points
1939-02-02 Bob Olin LLWLLL Sydney Sports Arena, Sydney WIN
Points
1939-01-13 Alabama Kid WWWWWL Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney WIN
Corner retirement
1938-12-08 Ambrose Palmer WWWWWW Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney WIN
Points
1938-10-27 Ron Richards WWWWWW Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney LOST
Points
1938-06-16 Stanley Hasrato DWWLLL Miller Stadium, West New York WIN
KO
1938-06-01 Buddy Ryan LLLDLW Miller Stadium, West New York WIN
Points
1938-03-23 Lou Brouillard LLWWWL Hippodrome, New York WIN
Points
1938-02-24 Jack Kirkland WWLWLL Beach Arena, Miami Beach WIN
KO
1938-02-08 Ben Brown WWWWWW Coliseum, Coral Gables WIN
Unanimous decision
1938-01-07 Joey Parks WLDWW Coliseum, Saint Louis DRAW
Points
1937-11-19 Herbie Katz WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1937-10-05 Allen Matthews WWWWWL Crystal Pool, Seattle DRAW
Majority decision
1937-09-03 Alabama Kid WWLWWW Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Points
1937-08-24 Atilio Sabatino LWWDWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1937-06-22 Young Stuhley WLLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1937-05-14 Johnny 'Bandit' Romero LWWDWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
1937-03-12 Young Corbett III WWLWWW Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco LOST
Technical knockout
1937-02-20 Tony Celli WLWWWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1936-11-17 Freddie Steele WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Technical knockout
1936-11-04 Young Stuhley LLWLLL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
KO
1936-10-23 Marty Simmons WWWWLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood DRAW
Points
1936-10-09 Carmen Barth WWLWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
1936-08-21 Ray Actis LWWLLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
1936-06-19 Louie Rogers LWLLLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1936-05-29 Johnny Sikes WWWLWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
1936-05-19 Sammy Christian DWLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
1936-04-13 Frankie Caris WWWWWD Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
1936-03-16 Frankie Caris WWWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark DRAW
Points
1936-03-11 Billy Hood LDWWLL Beach Arena, Miami Beach WIN
Points
1936-02-04 Eddie Whalen WWLLWD Braddock Arena, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
1935-12-17 Butch Lynch LWLWLW Braddock Arena, Jersey City WIN
Points
1935-12-14 Frank LoBianco LLDLLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1935-05-25 Tony Celli WLLWWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1935-05-04 Tom Chester WDLWLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1935-04-13 Jimmy Varrelli WWLLWD Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1935-03-22 John Andersson DLDDDL Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
1935-03-02 John Andersson DDLDDD Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1935-02-02 Jackie Aldare LWDLWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1935-01-12 Bucky Lawless LLLLLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
KO
1934-12-29 Jackie Aldare WLWDLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-12-08 Stanley Willardson WDWWWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-11-24 Jackie Aldare WWLWDL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOST
Split-decision
1934-11-03 Tom Chester WWWDLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-10-13 Mark Hough W Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-09-22 Charley Weise LLDLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-09-13 Nicky Williams WWLLLW Teterboro Airdrome, Hasbrouck Heights WIN
Points
1934-07-23 Frankie Cal LL Oakland Outdoor Arena, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
1934-06-16 Roy Frisco WWWWLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-06-09 Willie Kline WLLLWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
1934-05-29 Jimmy Calabrese Kennel Track, Fort Lee WIN
KO
1934-05-19 Sid Cohen DWLLLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
1934-05-05 Justin Hoffman LLLLLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout