Leslie Stewart

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This article is about the Trinidadian boxer. For the British writer and director, see Leslie Stewart (writer).

Leslie Matthew Stewart (born 21 March 1961 in Laventille, Trinidad) was a Trinidadian boxer.

Professional career[edit]

Known as "Laventille Tiger", Stewart turned professional in 1982 and challenged for the Vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title in 1986, but was TKO'd by Marvin Johnson when the bout was stopped on cuts. In the rematch the following year, Stewart dominated Johnson, and Johnson's corner retired the fighter in the ninth round. Stewart lost the belt in his first defense to Virgil Hill. In 1988 he challenged WBC Light Heavyweight Title holder Donny Lalonde, but lost via TKO. In 1998 he took on WBO Light Heavyweight Title holder Michael Moorer, but again lost via TKO. He retired in 2000 after bouts of inactivity in the 1990s.

Preceded by
Marvin Johnson
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
23 May 1987–5 Sep 1987
Succeeded by
Virgil Hill

Professional boxing record[edit]

31 Wins (20 knockouts, 11 decisions), 12 Losses (6 knockouts, 6 decisions) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 35-3 United States Billy Lewis UD 10 15/01/2000 New York New York City, United States
Loss 15-0-1 Canada "Cowboy" Dale Brown UD 12 28/05/1998 New York White Plains, New York, United States NABF Cruiserweight Title. 110-117, 110-117, 112-115.
Loss 33-1 France Fabrice "The Bear" Tiozzo KO 6 04/05/1996 France Villeurbanne, France
Win 1-14 United States Tyrone Bledsoe KO 1 17/10/1995 Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 7-4-1 United States Ken McCurdy KO 3 18/08/1995 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States McCurdy knocked out at 2:34 of the third round.
Loss 14-0 Germany "Gentleman" Henry Maske KO 7 06/03/1992 Germany Berlin, Germany
Loss 13-2-1 Australia Guy "Arc Angel" Waters SD 12 13/09/1991 Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Title. 110-118, 113-115, 115-113.
Loss 17-1-1 Puerto Rico Esteban Pizzarro PTS 10 07/08/1991 Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
Win 23-3-1 United States Bobby Jennings PTS 8 12/04/1991 Florida Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win 18-3-1 Malawi Drake "Nightmare" Thadzi UD 10 28/02/1991 Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Loss 14-1 United States Anthony Hembrick UD 10 09/11/1990 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States 91-99, 92-97, 92-97.
Loss 15-0 United States Michael "Double M" Moorer TKO 8 25/06/1989 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States WBO World Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 11-23-1 United States Phil Brown SD 8 22/04/1989 Michigan Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Loss 32-3 United States Bobby "Matinee Idol" Czyz SD 10 25/10/1988 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 93-96, 95-96, 95-94.
Loss 30-2 Canada Donny "Golden Boy" Lalonde TKO 5 29/05/1988 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago WBC World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:27 of the fifth round.
Win 8-9-1 United States Charlie Dean Moore KO 9 18/03/1988 Florida Miami, Florida, United States Moore knocked out at 2:48 of the ninth round.
Win 13-15 United States Dawud Shaw TKO 4 27/11/1987 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Loss 18-0 United States Virgil "Quicksilver" Hill TKO 4 05/09/1987 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 3:07 of the fourth round.
Win 43-5 United States Marvin Johnson RTD 8 23/05/1987 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Johnson could not come out for the ninth round.
Win 12-9 United States Bobby Thomas TKO 5 20/03/1987 Trinidad and Tobago Mucurapo, Trinidad & Tobago Referee stopped the bout at 2:13 of the fifth round.
Win 47-3 Venezuela Fulgencio Obelmejias TKO 4 16/11/1986 Trinidad and Tobago Mucurapo, Trinidad & Tobago WBA Fedelatin Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 9-13-3 Australia Gary Hubble KO 5 18/09/1986 Australia Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Title. Hubble knocked out at 2:50 of the fifth round.
Win 34-6 United States James Salerno UD 10 29/07/1986 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States 98-94, 98-93, 98-93.
Win 8-2 Jamaica Uriah "Bossman" Grant PTS 8 06/05/1986 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 41-5 United States Marvin Johnson TKO 7 09/02/1986 Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United States WBA World Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:56 of the seventh round.
Win 34-2 Zambia Lottie Mwale PTS 12 04/08/1985 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 5-6-1 United States Dennis Roberts TKO 1 12/07/1985 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:43 of the first round.
Win 14-3-1 Colombia Tomas Polo Ruiz KO 6 29/06/1985 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Win 13-13 United States Chris Wells TKO 6 10/05/1985 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States WBC Continental Americas/Florida Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:41 of the sixth round.
Win 27-5 United States Mark Frazie TKO 8 01/03/1985 Trinidad and Tobago Mucurapo, Trinidad & Tobago WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:59 of the eighth round.
Win 31-4 United States James Salerno PTS 10 10/11/1984 Florida Miami, Florida, United States Florida Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 15-8-1 United States Elvis Parks TKO 9 28/09/1984 Florida Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 12-4-1 United States Larry Lane PTS 10 16/03/1984 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Win 16-6 United Kingdom Tom Elton Collins PTS 10 16/12/1983 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Win 13-12-4 United States Willie "The Bull" Taylor PTS 10 11/11/1983 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Win 26-14-10 Uruguay Carlos Flores Burlon KO 4 11/09/1983 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago Latin American Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 13-11 United States Leon McDonald KO 1 12/05/1983 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Win 10-3 Netherlands Antilles Hubert Zimmerman KO 2 25/02/1983 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Win -- Puerto Rico Ricardo Richardson KO 4 30/10/1982 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Win 5-6 United States Gil Rosario KO 9 30/07/1982 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Win 16-2-1 Netherlands Antilles Easy Boy Michael KO 2 14/05/1982 Trinidad and Tobago Mucurapo, Trinidad & Tobago
Win -- Antoine Ashton PTS 8 30/04/1982 Trinidad and Tobago Marabella, Trinidad & Tobago
Win 1-0 Trinidad and Tobago Michael Hospadales TKO 4 29/01/1982 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

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