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Andrew Lewis (boxer)

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Real name  Andrew Lewis
Reach  72 in (183 cm)
Wins  23
Role  Professional Boxer
Height  1.73 m
Total fights  33
Nickname(s)  Six Heads
Nationality  Guyanese
Name  Andrew Lewis
Died  May 4, 2015, Guyana
Martial art  Boxing
Stance  Orthodox stance
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Rated at  Middleweight Light Middleweight Welterweight
Born  December 14, 1970 Georgetown, Guyana (1970-12-14)
Division  Middleweight, Welterweight

Andrew Lewis (December 14, 1970 – May 4, 2015) was a Guyanese professional boxer in the Middleweight division and the WBA World Welterweight Champion.

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Personal life

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On June 5, 2007 his uncle Abdel Nur surrendered in Trinidad as a suspect in the John F. Kennedy International Airport terror plot. Lewis called his uncle a good Muslim and said he couldn't believe his uncle was involved in the plot. "It must be the wrong person," and also said "My uncle was never into terrorism. He condemned the World Trade Center attacks"

Pro career

Nicknamed "Six Heads", Lewis turned pro in 1993.

WBA Welterweight Championship

Andrew beat James Page in 2001 to capture the Vacant WBA Welterweight Title. Due to his exciting style and power in both hands, Lewis quickly became a popular fighter on HBO. After defending the title against Larry Marks, he took on Ricardo Mayorga and the bout ended in the 2nd round and was ruled a No contest due to a nasty cut on Lewis caused by accidental headbutt. Lewis's lost the title in a rematch to Mayorga in 2002 via 5th round TKO.

WBO Welterweight Championship

In 2003 Lewis challenged WBO Welterweight Champion Mexican Antonio Margarito, but was TKO'd in the 2nd round.

Guyanese Light Middleweight Title

From 2005 to 2007 Lewis battled Denny Dalton in a series of 3 fights for the Guyanese Light Middleweight Title. These fights are most notable due to the controversial and bizarre nature of the ending of the second fight. Ahead on points in the 7th Round Lewis retired from the fight due to an extreme need to defecate blamed on consumption of a pre-fight milkshake.

Lewis returned to the ring almost 12 months to the day from this embarrassment to defeat Dalton and claim the Guyanese Light Middleweight Title. This would prove to be the final victory of his career, which ended in October 2008 when he dropped a split decision to Howard Eastman.

Death

On 4 May 2015, Lewis, on his bicycle, collided with a premio car at Hope on the East Bank of Demerara in Guyana. He later succumbed to his severe head injuries at a local hospital.

References

Andrew Lewis (boxer) Wikipedia


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