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GorDoom
06-15-2006, 12:32 PM
Ted "Kid Lewis & Jackie "Kid" Berg are my two all time favorite Brit fighters. & here is a Mike Casey article on one of my faves!

GorDoom

Ted Kid Lewis: Charge of the Aldgate Sphinx

By Mike Casey

He was instantly recognisable and as intimidating to behold as he was to fight. If you could ignore the flashing fists of Ted Kid Lewis for a few precious seconds, there was little comfort to be gained from contemplating his fearsome countenance. The large baleful eyes in the large jutting head were set into a wholly individual face that seemed permanently chunky and swollen.
Lewis was known as the Aldgate Sphinx after the tough area of London from which he hailed and the quite terrifyingly impassive expression he carried into battle. Like the eyes of the shark, those menacing peepers of Tedís were emotionally dead yet vibrantly alive in their scope and intelligence.
Now, as I watched the film avidly, he was hunting down the clever Johnny Basham at the Royal Albert Hall in the early winter of 1920, never once betraying his frustration at failing to trap his elusive prey. Quick and skilful, full of artful feints and shifts, Basham had fashioned a handy points lead after eighteen rounds, but The Kid kept shadowing him with the patience of a wily tiger that knows the best meals can take a long time coming.
Lewis was eternally fascinating to watch as he stalked the ring with his hands often held almost at his sides. I am always amused when todayís young prospects are castigated for holding their hands low, as if this is something new. For years, this was the vogue, the only difference being that the past masters were taught more thoroughly how to feint, slip and block punches. Ted Kid Lewis was no defensive genius, let us be clear on that. But like Dempsey, Armstrong, Duran and numerous other fighters loosely referred to as Ďsluggersí, The Kid was more than proficient at protecting himself.
Tedís left glove would often rest on his thigh as he pursued Basham, a deceptively dangerous weapon in its apparent slumber. His right hand would be held only a tad higher, cranked comfortably into its firing position, half cocked but never telegraphing the volley of vicious hooks that would spearhead the next attack.
Lewis would explode with lightning quickness when he spotted his chance. He would vary his attack, sometimes using a stiff jab to open the door, sometimes using it as a range finder for the heavier artillery. Very often, he would simply spring like a cat at Basham, firing the big blows in quick succession.
There never seemed a moment when Ted was idle in the ring, even when he was having to make the most of a bad job. Basham was a shrewd mechanic, a thinking man who used the ring beautifully, and it was essential for Lewis to make the most of the rare chances that came his way. The Kid was a demon in the clinches, working all the time, ripping punches to Bashamís body to slow him down and tire him out.
Clever Johnny was so close to home when the violent end came in the nineteenth round. Having skilfully danced and manoeuvred his way around the tornado all night long, he was suddenly sucked into its eye and sent tumbling by a ferocious two-fisted combination that culminated in a big left hook to the jaw. Clearly dazed, Basham was up at nine but now had nowhere to hide and no more cards to play. Trapped near the ropes, he was caught by a fusillade of punches and was trying desperately to escape when The Kidís final left hook swept him into oblivion.

Fabulous

How good was Ted Kid Lewis? We will flesh out some of his fabulous achievements, but the naked details alone are impressive enough, so much so that even the most dedicated historians live in fear of leaving out an important event or a vital statistic when listing them.
To The Kidís 301 recorded professional fights, we must first attach the important addendum, Ďagainst all oddsí. For most of his career, Ted was conceding significant poundage to a great many of his opponents and also going into their back yards to do so. Aside from his native Britain, he fought in America, Australia, Canada, South Africa, France, Italy and Germany. In one incredible sprint, he fought six times in seven nights in different cities.
His all-action, courageous style made him a popular favourite of American fight fans, but the referees and judges were often far less charitable. We despair of chicanery in boxing now, but in The Kidís era it was nigh impossible to keep track of the dupes and injustices. In the muddled era of the no-decision, he lost newspaper verdicts that defied belief. He wasnít even safe in his heartland of England, where he was knocked out by Georges Carpentier while the referee was touching Tedís arm and admonishing him for an earlier infraction. Lewis was conceding 25lbs to Carpentier that night and was giving the French ace a rare old thrashing when Britainís habit of being nice to visitors reached ridiculous proportions.
During his exciting sojourn in America, Lewis proved to be the scourge of the two great aces from Minnesota: Mike Gibbons, the St Paul Phantom, and Mike OíDowd, the St Paul Cyclone. Both boys were wonderful fighters and very different in style. The handsome Gibbons, brother of light-heavyweight Tommy, was a masterful boxer whom former Ring editor Nat Fleischer grouped with Sam Langford and Packey McFarland as the greatest trio of fighters never to win an official world title.
OíDowd was rough, tough, hugely knowledgeable, and enjoyed a long reign as middleweight champion just before the coming of Harry Greb. Mike actually met the still maturing Greb in 1917 and is credited with getting the better of the Pittsburgh Windmill in their fiery ten rounder.
Ted Kid Lewis proved himself more than the equal of OíDowd and Gibbons. Ted weighed 139lbs when he stormed through Gibbons in their 1916 match at Madison Square Garden for Mikeís middleweight title claim. The Kid won handily in the eyes of just about everyone except the New York Times, which reported an easy win for Mike. Make of that what you will.
Lewis fought five no-decision bouts with OíDowd, edging their first meeting according to the Ring encyclopaedia, but losing four newspaper verdicts. Alas, like so many other clashes of ring giants from that era, we will never know the true story.
For all of his fateful misfortunes, Lewis scooped nine official championships in his long and illustrious career, starting out as a featherweight and working his way through the divisions. At one point in his career, despite rarely hitting the scales at more than 140lbs, he held the British welterweight, middleweight and light-heavyweight titles simultaneously.
However, it was in his natural element of the welterweight division that The Kid made his name as one of the greatest of world champions, as he became locked in an epic twenty-fight rivalry with the man known as the Boxing Marvel: the brilliant New Yorker, Jack Britton.

Fight

Ted Kid Lewis genuinely loved to fight. In his case, the reason for being was that simple. Yes, he loved the money too. Name me one fighter who didnít. It is estimated that Ted earned around £500,000 in his boxing career, which sounds almost quaint by todayís standards. But it enabled him to wear the finest clothes, drive the fastest cars and even own a racehorse. Charlie Chaplin became a personal friend and a godparent to Tedís son.
The money was all gone before Lewis stopped fighting, but still he fought and still he loved his profession.
Born Gershon Mendeloff, Tedís first unofficial opponent was his strict father. Old man Mendeloff didnít care for his son fighting, but young Ted knew his destiny and carried on scrapping behind his fatherís back. Frail of physique as a youngster, The Kid did his roadwork in Londonís Victoria Park, where he also rowed for hours to build up the strength in his arms, chest and legs. On one occasion he fell out of his boat and straight into a blind panic, fearful that he was drowning. He later admitted, with a sheepish smile, that he was in two feet of water when he finally scrambled to his feet!
The dedication to his fitness quickly reaped its rewards as his slender body developed its strength and muscle definition. As a young featherweight, he began to make his name with a string of impressive victories, fighting most of his preliminary battles at the Judaeans Athletic Club.
Ted dropped a six rounds decision to Johnny Sharp in his pro debut in 1909, but the effect of that harsh christening couldnít have been more positive. By 1912, incredibly, Lewis had logged 93 contests and lost just four. And he was still only considered a domestic prospect!
Then the roof appeared to fall in on the eager youngster when he was matched with a man he had already beaten in Duke Lynch. A terrific right by the Duke laid The Kid out in the opening round and prompted the usual cynical murmurs. Lewis didnít have the necessary tools, argued some critics. And he certainly couldnít take a punch. How The Kid ridiculed those two notions in the glorious years ahead.
Never one to indulge in self-pity or lengthy naval gazing, Lewis steamed back into contention with another batch of wins before meeting the skilful Alec Lambert for the vacant British and European featherweight titles at the National Sporting Club. The jury was still out on Ted and many saw the match as being a step too far for the young juggernaut.
Anxious to win the prized Lonsdale Belt to impress his doubting father, The Kid took to the ring with fire in his soul and a determination to win that would power him through the rest of his glittering career. He set a ferocious pace which Lambert was never able to adjust to, mounting waves of two-fisted hooking attacks. As hard as the cagey Lambert tried to fend off the charging assaults, Lewis kept finding a way inside to batter his manís ribs.
Lambertís face told the tale of his punishment, his face seeming to slowly drain of blood as the hard blows rained home. He could do nothing to turn the tide or even stem the flood. As his strength and endurance began to leak away, so The Kidís resources seemed to double as he upped his already brutal tempo and kept firing away.
Lambertís fortitude was outstanding in the face of such a violent storm, but he was trading on nothing but his courage when Lewis ended the fight in the seventeenth round.

Welterweight

Ted Kid Lewis arrived in earnest that night and seemed to linger forever as he surged through the weight divisions in the following years to carve his legend. His appetite for bigger and heavier opponents was no less voracious, but it was as a welterweight that he sealed his place in the history books. The glib and the lazy among biographers always refer to Lewis as the guy who had all those fights with Jack Britton. Similarly, they pigeon-hole Jack as the fellow who made a career out of fighting Ted Kid Lewis. Well, that is a very easy way to shrink two magnificent careers into a convenient pint pot.
Yes, Ted and Jack fought those twenty fights and swapped the welterweight crown with each other like a couple of kids trading the same baseball cards. But this was a battle of supremacy between two of the genuine titans of boxing, one an exceptional wrecking ball of a man and the other a boxing genius whose sublime skills carried him through 347 fights. Jack had the official edge on Ted when the final count was in, but we simply donít know the full details of all their stirring tussles.
Look up the records of these two ring marvels and study the other famous names sprinkled through them. Both crossed swords with Mike Glover, Willie Ritchie, the legendary Benny Leonard, the great middleweight champion Mike OíDowd and that perennial tough nut of the era, Soldier Bartfield. In the twilight of his career, Lewis even had a go at light-heavyweight great Maxie Rosenbloom.
Britton tested his mettle against Philadelphia Pal Moore, Leach Cross, Packey McFarland and Charley White. It is rarely mentioned that Jack was a jaded thirty-seven year old when he finally lost his welterweight crown to Mickey Walker.
The modern fan poring over all those title fights between Lewis and Britton might easily misconstrue their rivalry as being something of an old pals act. Nothing could be further from the truth. The competition between the two men burned with intensity through its six-year duration and began in August 1915 when Ted dethroned Jack on a 12-rounds decision at the Boston Armory.
For those who labour under the sweet delusion that the fighters of the past were too gentlemanly to trade insults or ignore the traditional pre-fight customs, let it be said that Mr Lewis and Mr Britton didnít behave like boy scouts prior to their Boston donnybrook. The two fighters exchanged threats, refused to shake hands and tried their best to take each otherís heads off in the battle proper. They would need a further nineteen arguments before they got the bad blood out of their system.
Most of the rematches were no-decision affairs, but it is probably safe to assume that they were never dull. Jack finally put the lid on the long-running feud with a unanimous decision over The Kid at Madison Square Garden in February 1921.

Home

When Ted Kid Lewis returned home to England from his unforgettable campaign in America, the general consensus was that he was near the end of his career as a top flight fighter. It was typical of the tenacious and contrary East End slasher that he found a few more exciting chapters to write.
In 1921, he won the vacant British middleweight title from Jack Bloomfield on a 20-rounds decision. A year later, he had the effrontery to step all the way up to heavyweight and blast out big Tom Gummer in one round at Brighton.
Then came the astonishing fight with Georges Carpentier in 1922, when Lewis challenged for the Frenchmanís world light-heavyweight championship. Carpentier, a brilliant talent, had also started young and moved up through the weight divisions with outstanding success. Just a year earlier, he had jolted the great Jack Dempsey before being overwhelmed in his audacious challenge for the richest prize in sport.
Against Lewis, the stunned Carpentier ran into a firestorm. Taller, heavier and with an advantage in reach, the French ace was too shocked to utilise his advantages as The Kid attacked him ferociously in the opening round. Nobody could have guessed the shocking outcome as Lewis swerved, feinted and repeatedly ducked under Carpentierís educated left hand to connect with a succession of hurtful rib punches.
Losing his composure, Georges became uncharacteristically ragged in his work as fired back wildly in his frantic effort to calm the stormy waters. Seeking shelter from the hail of The Kidís blows, he began to clutch at Lewis and look for some respite in the clinches.
Ted couldnít believe it when referee Joe Palmer broke the action to warn both men for holding. Palmer was touching The Kidís arm as he issued the admonishment, and Lewis turned to him to protest bitterly that he had been too busy punching to hold.
Carpentier saw his chance and almost took flight as he cracked Lewis flush with a terrific right. The Kid went out like a light as the crowd erupted in its indignation. The protests were to no avail as Carpentier was declared the winner by knockout. ďI felt cheated but I didnít bear any grudge,Ē Lewis would later say.
Ted would continue to indulge in his great love of boxing, fighting on until 1929, but he was never the same formidable force thereafter. It had been a long time and a mighty eventful ride since he had stepped into the office of a London newspaper reporter as a mere slip of a lad and boldly proclaimed, ďIím a fighter and Iím going to try to win a championship.Ē
The Kid certainly did that. And then some!


* Mike Casey is a boxing journalist and historian and a staff writer with Boxing Scene. He is a member of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) and founder and editor of the Grand Slam Premium Boxing Service for historians and fans ( HYPERLINK "http://www.grandslampage.net/" www.grandslampage.net).

GorDoom
06-15-2006, 12:34 PM
Ted "Kid" Lewis' Career Record
(Gershon Mendeloff)

Lewis was one of the greatest English fighters who ever fought; He was a nonstop, all-action, relentless attacker who fought often and had a long career

Lewis had his first fight at age fourteen and was a Champion by age eighteen; He and Jack Britton comprised one of the greatest ring rivalries in boxing history; They fought twenty times for a total of 224 rounds and traded titles several times. Both Nat Fleischer and Charley Rose ranked Lewis as the #4 All-Time Welterweight; The "Kid" was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992.
BORN: Oct 24 1894; London, England
DIED : Oct 20 1970; London, England


1909
Sep 13 Johnny Sharp London, Eng L 6
Sep 19 Joe Lipman London, Eng W 6
Oct 9 Alf Cohen London, Eng W 6
Oct 30 George Thomas London, Eng KO 1
Nov 27 "Private" Joe Marks London, Eng W 6
Dec 6 Dick Hart London, Eng D 6
Dec 18 Jack "Kid" Levene London, Eng KO 3
1910
Jan 8 Bill Marsh London, Eng W 6
Jan 16 Alf Jacobs London, Eng W 6
Jan 31 Jim Brown London, Eng L 6
Feb 13 George Powell London, Eng TK 1
Feb 27 Piper Holmes London, Eng W 6
Feb 28 George Marks London, Eng W 6
May 15 Jack "Kid" Levene London, Eng W 6
May 22 Young Morris London, Eng W 6
May 29 Young Sullivan London, Eng KO 3
Jun 5 Joe Madden London, Eng KO 2
Jul 17 Jack Greenstock London, Eng D 6
Jul 24 Alf Jacobs London, Eng W 6
Jul 31 Joe Madden London, Eng D 6
Aug 6 Ted O'Neil London, Eng KO 5
Aug 13 Young Smith London, Eng TK 3
Aug 16 Sid Venner London, Eng W 6
Oct 8 Curley Bume London, Eng W 6
Nov 12 Boyo Lambert London, Eng W 6
1911
Jan 1 Dick Murray London, Eng W 6
Jan 8 Bill Marsh London, Eng W 6
Jan 15 Jack Marks London, Eng W 6
Jan 22 Alf Jacobs London, Eng W 6
Jan 25 Joe Madden London, Eng W 6
Jan 29 Joe Jacobs London, Eng W 6
Feb 2 Young Kline London, Eng KO 3
Feb 5 Alf Small London, Eng TK 2
Feb 9 Billy Smith London, Eng KO 4
Feb 12 Young Sullivan London, Eng L 6
Feb 19 Joe Madden London, Eng D 6
Feb 26 Jack "Kid" Levene London, Eng W 6
Mar 5 Jim Butler London, Eng KO 1
Mar 12 Charlie Smith London, Eng KO 4
Mar 19 Jack Ginnion London, Eng TK 3
Mar 26 Joe Ross London, Eng W 6
Apr 2 Young Hyams London, Eng W 10
Apr 9 Nat Brooks London, Eng W 10
-The weight limit was 116 lbs
Apr 16 Jack Marks London, Eng W 10
Apr 23 Jack Fisher London, Eng L 6
Apr 30 Nat Brooks London, Eng L 15
May 7 Joe Madden London, Eng W 12
May 14 Alf Small London, Eng W 10
May 18 Tom Chinnery London, Eng W 6
May 21 Young Greenstock London, Eng D 6
May 28 Jack English London, Eng KO 3
Jun 1 Sid Venner London, Eng W 6
Jun 4 Young Kline London, Eng KO 3
Jun 11 Alf Small London, Eng KO 12
Jun 18 Dick Murray London, Eng W 6
Jul 25 George Marks London, Eng W 6
Jul 29 "Private" Joe Marks London, Eng TK 7
Aug 9 Curley Hume London, Eng W 6
Aug 16 Tom Perkins London, Eng W 10
Aug 23 Jack Harbour London, Eng WF 3
Sep 2 Fred Halsband London, Eng D 6
Sep 4 Walter Marshall London, Eng TK 3
Sep 17 Billy Smith London, Eng TK 4
Sep 20 Ted O'Neill London, Eng TK 5
Sep 30 Tom Perkins London, Eng W 6
Oct 5 Lew Cohen London, Eng KO 3
Oct 8 Harry Ray London, Eng W 6
Oct 10 Tom Perkins London, Eng W 6
Oct 18 Tom Perkins London, Eng D 6
Oct 21 Alf Small London, Eng W 6
Oct 23 Jack Bunner London, Eng W 10
Oct 29 Tom Perkins London, Eng W 10
Nov 2 Dick Murray London, Eng W 10
Nov 9 Jim Hales London, Eng W 6
Nov 12 Alf Small London, Eng KO 2
Nov 19 Kid Olds London, Eng W 6
Nov 26 Billy Griggs London, Eng KO 1
Dec 3 Frank Warner London, Eng W 6
Dec 7 Jimmy Butler London, Eng TK 2
Dec 10 Billy Taylor London, Eng W 8
Dec 17 Jim Shires London, Eng W 10
Dec 24 Frank Fay London, Eng W 6
Dec 31 Eddie Foy London, Eng W 6
1912
Jan 6 Jewey Murray London, Eng KO 1
Jan 13 Billy Taylor London, Eng W 8
Jan 16 Harry Wilson London, Eng W 10
Jan 20 Darkey Harris London, Eng KO 3
Feb 10 Tom Mack London, Eng W 6
Feb 17 Duke Lynch London, Eng W 10
Feb 24 Alf Mitchell London, Eng W 10
Mar 2 George Buswell London, Eng W 10
Mar 16 Alan Porter London, Eng W 10
Mar 18 Jim Shires London, Eng KO 2
Apr 1 Duke Lynch London, Eng LK 1
Apr 3 Leon Truffler Paris, Fr W 10
Apr 6 Gus Venn London, Eng KO 7
Apr 27 Gus Venn London, Eng W 10
May 5 Jim Hales London, Eng W 6
May 25 Leon Truffler London, Eng W 10
Jun 8 Jack Chinnery London, Eng W 6
Jun 22 George Ruddick London, Eng W 10
Jun 29 Darkey Haley London, Eng W 6
Jul 6 "Seaman" Arthur Hayes London, Eng W 10
Jul 13 Harry Wilson London, Eng W 10
Jul 27 Jack O'Neill London, Eng KO 3
Aug 10 Young Brooks London, Eng L 10
Aug 31 Fred Halsband London, Eng L 10
Sep 7 Tom Clifford London, Eng W 6
Sep 14 Sam Russell London, Eng W 10
Sep 21 Fred Blake London, Eng W 6
Sep 28 Tom Allen London, Eng W 10
Oct 5 Con Houghton London, Eng LF 6
Oct 12 Jim Lloyd London, Eng W 10
Oct 19 Jack Chinnery London, Eng KO 3
Oct 24 Jim Campbell London, Eng W 6
Nov 9 Fred Halsband London, Eng W 10
Nov 16 Alf Small London, Eng KO 5
Nov 30 George Ruddick London, Eng W 12
Dec 2 Darkey Harris London, Eng KO 3
Dec 9 Jack Harrison London, Eng KO 3
Dec 16 Jim Shires London, Eng W 10
Dec 22 Harry Berry London, Eng W 15

1913
Jan 2 Jim Lloyd Liverpool, Eng W 10
Jan 4 George Buswell London, Eng KO 14
Jan 16 Nat Williams Liverpool, Eng D 15
Jan 27 Johnny Condon London, Eng W 20
Mar 3 Johnny Condon London, Eng W 20
Apr 7 Young Brooks London, Eng W 15
Jun 2 Joe Starmer London, Eng W 15
-Elimination bout for the Featherweight Championship
of Britain
Jul 19 Harry Stirling London, Eng TK 7
Jul 26 Duke Lynch London, Eng W 20
Aug 23 Harry Stirling London, Eng W 20
Sep 15 Ferdinand Quendraux London, Eng KO 10
Oct 6 Alec Lambert London, Eng KO 17
-Featherweight Championship of Britain

1914
Jan 5 George Buswell London, Eng KO 2
Feb 2 Paul Til London, Eng WF 12
-Featherweight Championship of Europe
Mar 14 Harry Berry London, Eng KO 3
Mar 18 Ted Saunders Coventry, Eng KO 6
May 30 Herb McCoy Sydney, NSW, Aus W 20
Jun 12 Hughie Mehegan Sydney, NSW, Aus W 20
Jun 26 Joe "Young" Shugrue Sydney, NSW, Aus W 20
Jul 11 Herb McCoy Melbourne, Vic, Aus L 20
Aug 1 Bobby Moore Melbourne, Vic, Aus W 20
Nov 9 Phil Bloom New York, NY ND 10
Dec 25 "Young" Jack O'Brien Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
1915
Jan 1 Willie Moore Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Mar 10 Frankie Mack Havana, Cu W 20
Mar 26 Jack Britton New York, NY ND 10
Apr 6 Harry Lenny New York, NY ND 10
Apr 16 Johnny Lore Montreal, Que, Can ND 10
Apr 30 Johnny Lustig Montreal, Que, Can ND 10
Jun 9 Perry "Kid" Graves New York, NY ND 10
Jun 23 Johnny Marto New York, NY ND 10
Jun 25 Mike Mazie Far Rockaway, NY ND 10
Jul 21 Charley White New York, NY ND 10
Aug 3 Mike Glover Boston, Ma W 12
Aug 11 Kid Curley Buffalo, NY ND 10
Aug 17 Fighting Zunner Buffalo, NY ND 10
Aug 31 Jack Britton Boston, Ma W 12
-Welterweight Championship of the World
Sep 28 Jack Britton Boston, Ma W 12
Oct 18 Willie Moore Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Oct 26 Joe Mandot Boston, Ma W 12
Nov 2 Milburn "Young" Saylor Boston, Ma W 12
Nov 23 Jimmy Duffy Boston, Ma KO 1
Nov 30 Mike Glover Boston, Ma L 12
Dec 28 Willie Ritchie New York, NY ND 10
1916
Jan 1 K.O. Brennan Buffalo, NY ND 10
Jan 13 Mike Glover Boston, Ma W 12
-Jun 13 1916 ?????
Jan 17 Perry "Kid" Graves Milwaukee, Wi ND 10
Jan 20 Jack Britton Buffalo, NY ND 10
Feb 5 Marty Farrell Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Feb 9 "Soldier" Jacob Bartfield Buffalo, NY ND 10
Feb 15 Jack Britton New York, NY ND 10
Feb 21 Jimmy Duffy Buffalo, NY ND 10
Feb 24 Harry Trendall St. Louis, Mo KO 7
Mar 1 Harry Stone New Orleans, La W 20
Apr 19 Jake Abel Chattanooga, Tn W 8
Apr 24 Jack Britton New Orleans, La L 20
-Welterweight Championship of the World
May 18 Mike Gibbons New York, NY ND 10
May 24 Eddie Moha Dayton, Oh KO 12
Oct 17 Jack Britton Boston, Ma L 12
Oct 24 Young Denny St. Louis, Mo ND 12
Nov 14 Jack Britton Boston, Ma D 12
Nov 23 Johnny Griffiths Cleveland, Oh ND 10
Dec 21 Johnny Griffiths Cleveland, Oh ND 10
1917
Jan 29 Willie Beecher New York, NY ND 10
Jan 31 Sam Robideaux Providence, RI W 15
Feb 6 Perry "Kid" Graves New York, NY KO 9
Feb 26 Johnny Griffiths Akron, Oh ND 12
Mar 19 Willie Moore New York, NY KO 1
Mar 26 Jack Britton Cincinnati, Oh ND 12
Apr 4 Jimmy Coffey New York, NY KO 1
Apr 12 Billy Weeks Dayton, Oh KO 12
Apr 28 Johnny Griffiths Columbus, Oh ND 12
May 4 Jimmy "Butch" O'Hagen New York, NY KO 2
May 19 Jack Britton Toronto, Ont, Can ND 10
May 22 Joe Eagan Boston, Ma W 12
May 24 Mike O'Dowd New York, NY ND 10
Jun 6 Jack Britton St. Louis, Mo ND 10
Jun 14 Jack Britton New York, NY ND 10
Jun 25 Jack Britton Dayton, Oh W 20
-Welterweight Championship of the World
Jul 4 Johnny Griffiths Akron, Oh ND 15
Aug 7 Jimmy "Butch" O'Hagen Saratoga, NY ND 10
Aug 17 Mike O'Dowd New York, NY ND 10
Aug 28 Mike O'Dowd Boston, Ma L 12
Aug 31 Albert Badoud New York, NY KO 1
Sep 3 "Soldier" Jacob Bartfield Buffalo, NY ND 10
Sep 11 "Soldier" Jacob Bartfield Rochester, NY ND 10
Sep 14 Jimmy "Butch" O'Hagen Brooklyn, NY ND 10
Sep 15 "Italian" Joe Gans Brooklyn, NY ND 10
Sep 24 Frank Carbone New York, NY ND 10
Oct 24 Battling Ortega Oakland, Ca D 4
Nov 13 Johnny McCarthy San Francisco, Ca W 4
Dec 17 William Bryan Downey Columbus, Oh ND 12
1918
Jan 14 "Soldier" Jacob Bartfield Columbus, Oh ND 12
Jan 23 "Soldier" Jacob Bartfield Toronto, Ont, Can ND 10
Feb 4 Johnny Tillman Philadelphia, Pa KO 6
Feb 18 Jimmy Duffy Toledo, Oh KO 1
Feb 25 "Soldier" Jacob Bartfield Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Feb 26 Willie Langford Buffalo, NY ND 10
Mar 6 Jack Britton Atlanta, Ga ND 10
Apr 16 Joe Eagan Milwaukee, Wi ND 10
May 2 Jack Britton Scranton, Pa D 10
May 17 Johnny Tillman Denver, Co W 20
May 24 Jack Britton New York, NY ND 6
Jun 20 Jack Britton New York, NY ND 6
Jun 25 Tommy Robson Boston, Ma W 12
Jul 4 Johnny Griffiths Akron, Oh ND 20
Aug 3 Tommy Robson Boston, Ma W 12
Aug 17 Walter Mohr Jersey City, NJ ND 8
Sep 23 Benny Leonard Newark, NJ ND 8

1919
Jan 1 William Bryan Downey Columbus, Oh ND 12
Jan 13 Georges Rivet Montreal, Que, Can ND 10
Mar 10 Johnny Griffiths Memphis, Tn ND 8
Mar 17 Jack Britton Canton, Oh LK 9
-Welterweight Championship of the World
Jul 14 Steve Latzo Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Jul 28 Jack Britton Jersey City, NJ ND 8
Aug 4 Steve Latzo Philadelphia, Pa ND 6
Sep 1 Mike O'Dowd Syracuse, NY ND 10
Oct 11 K.O. Loughlin Portland, Me KO 1
Oct 16 Jimmy McCabe Atlanta, Ga KO 1
Oct 29 Jake Abel Atlanta, Ga W 10
Dec 26 Matt Wells London, Eng TK 12

1920
Jan 13 Frank Moody Manchester, Eng KO 1
Feb 14 Maurice Prunier Paris, Fr KO 6
Feb 28 Jerry Shea Mountain Ash, Eng KO 1
Mar 4 Gus Platts Sheffield, Eng TK 18
Mar 11 Johnny Bee London, Eng KO 4
-Welterweight Championship of Britain
Apr 5 Kid Doyle Liverpool, Eng KO 11
Apr 30 Kid Doyle London, Eng KO 5
Jun 9 Johnny Basham London, Eng TK 9
-Welterweight Championship of Europe;
Welterweight Championship of Britain
Sep 23 Mike O'Dowd Jersey City, NJ ND 12
Oct 12 Marcel Thomas Jersey City, NJ ND 8
Nov 19 Johnny Basham London, Eng KO 19
-Welterweight Championship of Europe;
Welterweight Championship of Britain
Dec -Lewis relinquished the Welterweight Championship
of Europe

1921
Feb 7 Jack Britton New York, NY L 15
Mar 16 Jack Perry Detroit, Mi ND 10
Apr 8 Nate Siegel Boston, Ma L 10
Apr 13 Augie Ratner New York, NY L 15
Jun 27 Jack Bloomfield London, Eng W 20
-Middleweight Championship of Britain
Sep 21 Ernie Barrieau Toronto, Ont, Can KO 10
Oct 14 Johnny Basham London, Eng TK 12
-Middleweight Championship of Europe;
Welterweight Championship of Britain
Nov 17 Noel "Boy" McCormick London, Eng KO 14
1922
Feb 16 Tom Gummer Brighton, Eng KO 1
May 11 Georges Carpentier London, Eng LK 1
-Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jun 19 Frankie Burns London, Eng KO 11
-Middleweight Championship of the British Empire
Sep 4 Marcel Thomas London, Eng TK 4
Nov 20 Roland Todd London, Eng W 20
-Middleweight Championship of Europe;
Middleweight Championship of the British Empire;
Middleweight Championship of Britain
1923
Feb 15 Roland Todd London, Eng L 20
-Middleweight Championship of Europe;
Middleweight Championship of the British Empire;
Middleweight Championship of Britain
Jul 30 Augie Ratner London, Eng L 20
Oct 4 Frankie Burns London, Eng W 20
Nov 8 Fred Archer London, Eng W 20
Dec 26 Fred Davies London, Eng W 20
1924
Jan 22 Sid Pape Bradford, Eng TK 2
Feb 12 Bruno Frattini Milan, It KO 17
Mar 18 Francis Charles Paris, Fr W 15
Apr 5 Chic Nelson Hamburg, Ger D 15
Apr 12 Eric Milenz Berlin, Ger KO 8
Jun 1 Piet Hobin Paris, Fr D 20
Jul 3 Johnny Brown London, Eng W 20
-Welterweight Championship of Europe;
Welterweight Championship of the British Empire;
Welterweight Championship of Britain
Nov 26 Tommy Milligan Edinburgh, Scot L 20
-Welterweight Championship of Europe;
Welterweight Championship of the British Empire;
Welterweight Championship of Britain
1925
Jan 22 Francis Charles London, Eng W 20
Mar 19 Tommy Milligan London, Eng LF 5
Jul 10 Bob Sage Hollywood, Ca W 10
Oct 8 Marcel Thuru London, Eng LF 1
Nov 8 Simon Rossman London, Eng LF 8
Nov 27 Len Johnson Manchester, Eng LT 9
1926
Mar 7 Billy Pritchard London, Eng KO 10
Mar 21 Billy Mattick London, Eng WF 5
1927
Aug 4 Joe Green London, Eng TK 4
Aug 14 Jim Carr London, Eng KO 3
Aug 28 Nol Steenhorst London, Eng TK 9
Sep 11 Ted Coveney London, Eng TK 6
Oct 6 Robert "Young" Ansemes London, Eng KO 1
Oct 16 Joe Rolfe London, Eng KO 11
Dec 3 Alec Storbeck Johannesburg, Trans, SA KO 1
1928
Jan 7 Johnny Squires Johannesburg, Trans, SA D 15
Jul 23 Maxie Rosenbloom Long Island City, NY LF 6
Dec 17 Charley Belanger Toronto, Ont, Can LF 1
1929
Dec 13 Johnny Basham London, Eng KO 3

mike
06-15-2006, 02:24 PM
one of my all time favorite fighters--casey--all the way!!!