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Gus Lesnevich boxer

Gus Lesnevich image
Status inactive
Age 49
Division light heavyweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Debut 1934-05-05
Born 1915-02-22
Death 1964-02-28
Nationality USA
Residence Cliffside Park, New Jersey, USA
bouts
80
won
61
lost
14
draw
5
bouts
80
won
61
lost
14
draw
5
Status inactive
Age 49
Division light heavyweight
Height 5′ 9″/175cm
Debut 1934-05-05
Born 1915-02-22
Death 1964-02-28
Nationality USA
Residence Cliffside Park, New Jersey, 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.

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 Titles Result
Aug. 10, 1949 Ezzard Charles WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx National Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
May 23, 1949 Joey Maxim WWLWWL Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 3, 1949 Eldridge Eatman LLLLWL Mosque Theater, Newark WIN
KO
July 26, 1948 Freddie Mills WLWWWW White City Stadium, White City LOSS
Points
March 5, 1948 Billy Fox WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 31, 1947 Tami Mauriello WLWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 30, 1947 Tami Mauriello LWWWLW Ebbets Field, Brooklyn WIN
Unanimous decision
May 23, 1947 Melio Bettina DWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Feb. 28, 1947 Billy Fox WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1946 Bruce Woodcock WWWLWW Harringay Arena, Harringay LOSS
KO
May 14, 1946 Freddie Mills WWWWLW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 22, 1946 Lee Oma WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 11, 1946 Joe Kahut WWWWWW Auditorium, Portland WIN
KO
March 11, 1942 Jimmy Bivins WLLWLW Arena, Cleveland LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 30, 1942 Bob Pastor WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 14, 1941 Tami Mauriello WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York National Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 26, 1941 Tami Mauriello WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York National Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

vacant NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Split-decision
May 22, 1941 Anton Christoforidis WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York National Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 27, 1941 Nathan Mann WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 16, 1940 Jack Marshall LLWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Nov. 23, 1940 Al Delaney LWLDLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
Sept. 5, 1940 Henry Cooper LLLLLL Belmont Park, Garfield WIN
Corner retirement
July 22, 1940 Wally Sears WWLWWW Belmont Park, Garfield WIN
Points
June 5, 1940 Billy Conn WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit National Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 1, 1940 Dave Clark WLWWLW Fair Grounds Coliseum, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 17, 1939 Billy Conn WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York National Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

NYSAC World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 22, 1939 Dave Clark WWWDWW Velodrome, Nutley WIN
KO
May 15, 1939 Larry Lane WWWLLW Arena, Trenton WIN
Points
Feb. 2, 1939 Bob Olin LLWLLL Sydney Sports Arena, Sydney WIN
Points
Jan. 13, 1939 Alabama Kid WWWWWL Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 8, 1938 Ambrose Palmer WWWWWW Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney WIN
Points
Oct. 27, 1938 Ron Richards WWWWWW Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney LOSS
Points
June 16, 1938 Stanley Hasrato DWWLLL Miller Stadium, West New York WIN
KO
June 1, 1938 Buddy Ryan LLLDLW Miller Stadium, West New York WIN
Points
March 23, 1938 Lou Brouillard LLWWWL Hippodrome, New York WIN
Points
Feb. 24, 1938 Jack Kirkland WWLWLL Beach Arena, Miami Beach WIN
KO
Feb. 8, 1938 Ben Brown WWWWWW Coliseum, Coral Gables WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 7, 1938 Joey Parks WLDWW Coliseum, Saint Louis DRAW
Points
Nov. 19, 1937 Herbie Katz WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
Oct. 5, 1937 Allen Matthews WWWWWL Crystal Pool, Seattle DRAW
Majority decision
Sept. 3, 1937 Alabama Kid WWLWWW Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Points
Aug. 24, 1937 Atilio Sabatino LWWDWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
June 22, 1937 Young Stuhley WLLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
May 14, 1937 Johnny 'Bandit' Romero LWWDWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
KO
March 12, 1937 Young Corbett III WWLWWW Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 20, 1937 Tony Celli WLWWWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Nov. 17, 1936 Freddie Steele WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 4, 1936 Young Stuhley LLWLLL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
KO
Oct. 23, 1936 Marty Simmons WWWWLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood DRAW
Points
Oct. 9, 1936 Carmen Barth WWLWWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
Aug. 21, 1936 Ray Actis LWWLLW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Points
June 19, 1936 Louie Rogers LWLLLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
May 29, 1936 Johnny Sikes WWWLWW Legion Stadium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 1936 Sammy Christian DWLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
April 13, 1936 Frankie Caris WWWWWD Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
March 16, 1936 Frankie Caris WWWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark DRAW
Points
March 11, 1936 Billy Hood LDWWLL Beach Arena, Miami Beach WIN
Points
Feb. 4, 1936 Eddie Whalen WWLLWD Braddock Arena, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 17, 1935 Butch Lynch LWLWLW Braddock Arena, Jersey City WIN
Points
Dec. 14, 1935 Frank LoBianco LLDLLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
May 25, 1935 Tony Celli WLLWWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
May 4, 1935 Tom Chester WDLWLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
April 13, 1935 Jimmy Varrelli WWLLWD Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
March 22, 1935 John Andersson DLDDDL Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
March 2, 1935 John Andersson DDLDDD Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Feb. 2, 1935 Jackie Aldare LWDLWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Jan. 12, 1935 Bucky Lawless LLLLLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
KO
Dec. 29, 1934 Jackie Aldare WLWDLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Dec. 8, 1934 Stanley Willardson WDWWWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Nov. 24, 1934 Jackie Aldare WWLWDL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 3, 1934 Tom Chester WWWDLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Oct. 13, 1934 Mark Hough W Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Sept. 22, 1934 Charley Weise LLDLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
Sept. 13, 1934 Nicky Williams WWLLLW Teterboro Airdrome, Hasbrouck Heights WIN
Points
July 23, 1934 Frankie Cal LL Oakland Outdoor Arena, Jersey City WIN
Technical knockout
June 16, 1934 Roy Frisco WWWWLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
June 9, 1934 Willie Kline WLLLWL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Points
May 29, 1934 Jimmy Calabrese Kennel Track, Fort Lee WIN
KO
May 19, 1934 Sid Cohen DWLLLW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout
May 5, 1934 Justin Hoffman LLLLLL Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn WIN
Technical knockout