Lew Tendler

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Lew Tendler
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Statistics
Real name Lew Tendler
Nickname(s) Lefty
Rated at Welterweight
Lightweight
Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1894-06-06)June 6, 1894
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died November 5, 1970(1970-11-05) (aged 72)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 171
Wins 145
Wins by KO 38
Losses 16
Draws 8
No contests 2

"Lefty" Lew Tendler (September 28, 1898, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – November 5, 1970, in Atlantic City, New Jersey) was an American boxer. He is generally considered one of the best boxers to never have won a world title. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Tendler as the #10 ranked lightweight of all time, while The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer placed him at #9.[1][2] He is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, the Ring Magazine Hall of Fame, the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame.[1]

Notable bouts[edit]

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes[3]
Draw United States Joe Dundee PTS 10 1925-07-16 United States Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss United States Mickey Walker UD 10 1924-06-02 United States Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania For World Welterweight Title.
Loss United States Benny Leonard UD 15 1923-07-24 United States Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York For World Lightweight Title.
Loss United States Benny Leonard NWS 12 1922-07-27 United States Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey For World Lightweight Title.
Newspaper Decision
Win United States Johnny Dundee UD 15 1922-05-05 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Loss United States Rocky Kansas PTS 15 1921-10-21 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Win United States George KO Chaney KO 1 (6), 1:12 1919-06-04 United States Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win United States George KO Chaney NWS 6 1918-09-18 United States National A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Rocky Kansas NWS 6 1917-10-29 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Johnny Dundee NWS 6 1917-10-01 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Johnny Dundee NWS 6 1917-03-26 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision
Win United States Kid Herman NWS 6 1916-02-28 United States Olympia A.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Newspaper Decision

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cyber Boxing Encyclopedia - Lew Tendler CyberBoxingZone.com Retrieved on 2014-04-30
  2. ^ All-Time Lightweight Rankings. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-11.
  3. ^ Lew Tendler's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.

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