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Hedgemon Lewis boxer

Hedgemon Lewis image
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Debut 1966-05-13
Born 1946-02-25
Nationality USA
Residence Detroit, Michigan, USA
bouts
63
won
53
lost
7
draw
2
bouts
63
won
53
lost
7
draw
2
Status inactive
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Debut 1966-05-13
Born 1946-02-25
Nationality USA
Residence Detroit, Michigan, USA

Hedgemon Lewis (born February 25, 1946) is an American former professional boxer and trainer. Lewis began boxing at the age of 12, out of the Northern Recreation Center in Detroit. As a young, aspiring fighter he boxed as part of the same camp as renowned coach Emmanuel Steward. During a distinguished amateur career, Lewis picked up the National Golden Gloves Lightweight title in 1964 and the Welterweight title in 1966. He turned professional in May 1966.Lewis was initially taken under the wing of Detroit-based coach Luther Burgess, who presided over his formative boxing years and was later trained by Eddie Futch. Due to Lewis’s exciting style, he soon attracted the attention of Hollywood. His management company consisted of actors and entertainment stars such as Ryan O’Neil, Bill Cosby and Robert Goulet.

Hedgemon Lewis (born February 25, 1946) is an American former professional boxer and trainer. Lewis began boxing at the age of 12, out of the Northern Recreation Center in Detroit. As a young, aspiring fighter he boxed as part of the same camp as renowned coach Emmanuel Steward. During a distinguished amateur career, Lewis picked up the National Golden Gloves Lightweight title in 1964 and the Welterweight title in 1966. He turned professional in May 1966.Lewis was initially taken under the wing of Detroit-based coach Luther Burgess, who presided over his formative boxing years and was later trained by Eddie Futch. Due to Lewis’s exciting style, he soon attracted the attention of Hollywood. His management company consisted of actors and entertainment stars such as Ryan O’Neil, Bill Cosby and Robert Goulet.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 20, 1976 John H Stracey WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 12, 1975 Harold Weston WWLLDW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Council World Welterweight

DRAW
Points
Nov. 22, 1975 Carlos Palomino WDWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
Majority decision
May 7, 1975 Rafael Rodriguez WWWWWL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Majority decision
March 19, 1975 Rafael Rodriguez WWWWWW Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 3, 1974 Armando Muniz LLWWLW Forum, Inglewood LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 3, 1974 Jose Napoles WWWWWL Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City World Boxing Association World Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 28, 1974 Felipe Vaca WWWWLW Gimnasio de Mexicali, Mexicali WIN
KO
March 1, 1974 Jose Miranda WLWLLL Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 10, 1973 Johnny Gant WWWWLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 6, 1973 Rudy Barro WLWLLL Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
KO
Oct. 13, 1973 Chucho Garcia WDWWWL Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
March 31, 1973 Ruben Vazquez Zamora LLWLLW Sports Arena, San Diego WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 1972 Billy Backus LWWWLW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse NYSAC World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 13, 1972 Jose Luis Baltazar WWLLWL Coliseum, San Diego NYSAC World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 21, 1972 Mario Marquez LLLLWD San Diego NYSAC World Welterweight

WIN
KO
June 16, 1972 Billy Backus WWLWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse vacant NYSAC World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 8, 1972 Ruben Vazquez Zamora WWWWWL Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 14, 1971 Jose Napoles LWWWWW Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Association World Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 24, 1971 Jose Gabino LLLLLW Convention Center, Anaheim WIN
KO
July 31, 1971 Cassius Greene LLLWWW Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1971 Arturo Lomeli WWLLLL Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana WIN
KO
May 17, 1971 Percy Pugh WWWWLW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Technical knockout
May 7, 1971 Leroy Romero WWWLLL Minidome, Pocatello
ND
Jan. 12, 1971 Adolph Pruitt WLWWWW Honolulu International Center, Honolulu LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 31, 1970 Manuel Avitia WWWWLL Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 8, 1970 Raul Soriano WWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 13, 1970 Chucho Almazan WWWLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
July 7, 1970 Raul Rodriguez WWWLWL Tijuana WIN
TD
June 19, 1970 Severo Balboa WWWDWL Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills WIN
KO
May 26, 1970 Ricky Ortiz LLWWDL Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills WIN
Technical knockout
May 13, 1970 Gustavo Garcia WWWWWL Tijuana WIN
KO
Dec. 18, 1969 Don Cobbs LWWWLW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 4, 1969 Ernie Lopez WWWWWL Sports Arena, Los Angeles LOSS
Technical knockout
July 10, 1969 Ernie Lopez WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
April 10, 1969 Oscar Albarado WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
March 20, 1969 Miguel Hernandez DWWWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Oct. 31, 1968 Celso Olivas LLLWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Sept. 19, 1968 Miguel Aguilar WLLLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 3, 1968 Shelly Lyons WWWDWW Circle Arts Theater, San Diego WIN
Points
July 18, 1968 Ernie Lopez WWWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Technical knockout
June 13, 1968 Doug McLeod WLWLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
May 16, 1968 Bob Murray WWLWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
April 25, 1968 Jose Valenzuela LLLLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Corner retirement
April 4, 1968 Ruben Rivera WWLWDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Oct. 19, 1967 Miguel Aguilar WLWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 24, 1967 Carl Jordan LWDDLW Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Points
June 26, 1967 Colin Fraser LWWWLW Toronto WIN
Points
June 15, 1967 Garry Broughton WLLLLL Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
May 12, 1967 Primus Williams LLLLLL Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
April 13, 1967 Mel Fields WLWDLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
March 23, 1967 Charley Lewis LWLLLL Convention Center, Louisville WIN
Points
March 18, 1967 Sam Ivory WLLLLL Armory, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 28, 1967 Primus Williams LLLLLL Armory, Newark WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 1, 1966 Phil Garcia LWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Nov. 21, 1966 Dawson Smith DWW Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 1, 1966 Charley Lewis LWLWLL Grand Rapids WIN
Points
Oct. 26, 1966 Clavis Dejarnette L Armory, Akron WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 6, 1966 Arnold Bushman L Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1966 Mike Belski WW Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 5, 1966 Larry Youngblood DL Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
July 11, 1966 Larry Youngblood D Cobo Hall, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
May 13, 1966 Arnold Bushman Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati WIN
Corner retirement