John Henry Lewis- What do you think of him?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Kamikaze, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Afraid of Baboons... Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    ATG obviously- he has the title of being the first Black man to challenge a black HW champion.
    A stellar record of 100 wins 11 losses (1 by KO) 5 Draws-(Recorded)

    I haven't paid much mind to LHW-HW a ton so he is new turf for me. I would love to hear some imput. @George Crowcroft anything from you, Or are you MIA still?
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  2. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

    Jun 19, 2019
    Jim Johnson challenged Jack Johnson for the title 26 years before Lewis challenged Louis
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  3. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2006
    An underrated fighter in my opinion. An excellent record and he had a good resume against the heavies of the time (Louis excepted). I think he has to rank amongst the best 175lber’s of all time.

    I’m interested to see the opinions of the more learned posters on here of him.
  4. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Afraid of Baboons... Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    I will look into that- apologises HW isn’t my forte.
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  5. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Tough guy find out new ground about ,,,
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  6. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Afraid of Baboons... Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
  7. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    An excellent LHW. Didn't do as well as heavyweight as similarly good LHWs, though he probably deserved the decision against Braddock.

    Among his wins Tiger Jack Fox is somewhat forgotten, but was very highly regarded
  8. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Afraid to say I'd not heard of him until I started lookin in to Joe Louis s title challengers. I mean, this was years ago but even know he's a bit of a mystery man really.
    But good of Joe to Ko him fast so he didn't have to prolong the agony, for his old buddy.
  9. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I haven’t seen much footage of him but I agree that his resume is stellar at least on paper. He compiled like 110 fights by the time he was maybe 24-25 ?
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  10. thistle

    thistle Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 21, 2016
    anything I ever read compliments him as a consistently sound and controlled boxer. I don't know if he ever got any bad press. Did he?