Andrew Lewis (boxer)

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Andrew Lewis
Real nameAndrew Lewis
Nickname(s)Six Heads
Light Middleweight
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
NationalityGuyana Guyanese
Born(1970-12-14)December 14, 1970
Georgetown, Guyana
DiedMay 4, 2015(2015-05-04) (aged 44)
Boxing record
Total fights33
Wins by KO20
No contests14
Andrew Lewis
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  Guyana
Central American and Caribbean Games
Silver medal – second place 1990 Mexico City Light Welterweight

Andrew Lewis (December 14, 1970 – May 4, 2015) was a Guyanese professional boxer in the Middleweight division and the WBA World Welterweight Champion.[1] He also competed in the men's welterweight event at the 1992 Summer Olympics.[2]

Personal life[edit]

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"[3]

Pro career[edit]

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

WBA Welterweight Championship[edit]

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[edit]

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

Guyanese Light Middleweight Title[edit]

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.[4]

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.


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.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Andrew Lewis". BoxRec. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Andrew Lewis Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  3. ^ "JFK Terror Plot Suspect Surrenders in Trinidad". Fox News. 6 June 2007. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2007.
  4. ^ "Denny Dalton vs. Andrew Lewis (2nd meeting)". BoxRec. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Former WBA welterweight champ Andrew Lewis dies in Guyana". Yahoo News. 4 May 2015.

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Preceded by
James Page
Page had been stripped of title,
but challenged for vacant title
WBA Welterweight Champion
17 February 2001– 30 March 2002
Succeeded by
Ricardo Mayorga