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Andrew Lewis

Full name: Andrew Lewis
Nickname(s): Six Heads
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: December 14, 1970 in Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana
Died: May 4, 2015 in Hope, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana
Country: GUY Guyana
Sport: Boxing


Andrew Lewis competed at the 1992 Olympics but lost his first match. He won a silver medal at the 1990 Central American and Caribbean Games but had more success as a professional, turning pro in February 1993. In 2001 Lewis became the first Guyanese to win a professional world title when he beat American James Page to win the World Boxing Association welterweight championship. He lost the title in March 2002 when he was defeated by Ricardo Mayorga by TKO in the second round. In February 2003 Lewis fought for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title against Antonio Margarito but again lost by an early TKO. He fought only sporadically after that loss and retired for good in 2008, with a final record of 23 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws.

In 2005-07 Lewis fought three bouts against Denny Dalton for the Guyanese super-welterweight title. In the second bout, in 2006, Lewis had to retire after the 7th round to urgently use the restroom, which he blamed on a pre-fight milkshake. The first bout had been a draw, but Lewis won the rubber match in 2007. In May 2015 Lewis was riding a bicycle in Guyana when he was struck by a motorist and was pronounced dead at the hospital.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Boxing Men's Welterweight Guyana GUY 17T

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Boxing Guyana GUY Round One Match #3 2 1992-07-26 Otto (GER) , Lewis (GUY) 7
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