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Doug Lewis

Full name: Douglas Toliver "Doug" Lewis
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: August 6, 1898 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: February 19, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Praestamos A.C., Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


In 1924 Doug Lewis was the Canadian amateur welterweight boxing champion and was selected to represent his country at that year’s Summer Olympics. In the opening round he won his bout against Sweden’s [Edvard Hultgren] by decision and then advanced to the quarter-finals after his opponent, Italy’s [Giuseppe Oldani], was disqualified “for repeatedly holding in the clinches” in round two. After another win by decision against [Hugh Haggerty] of the United States, he was defeated by [Jean Delarge] of Belgium, the eventual gold medalist, in the semifinals, but won a bronze medal after Ireland’s [Paddy Dwyer] forfeited the third-place bout. Lewis turned professional after the Olympics and won his first fight, against Abe Prince of the United States, by TKO in October 1924. In a career that stretched nearly ten years, he made only one bid for a major title, the Canadian welterweight in 1927, and lost against the defending titleholder George Fifield. He retired in June 1933, after winning a bout against Canadian Paul Amato, with a record of 23-8-2.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 25 Paris Boxing Men's Welterweight Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1924 Summer 25 Paris Boxing Canada CAN Final Round Match 3/4 1 1924-07-20 Lewis (CAN) , Dwyer (IRL) walkover
1924 Summer 25 Paris Boxing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1924-07-19 Delarge (BEL) , Lewis (CAN)
1924 Summer 25 Paris Boxing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1924-07-18 Lewis (CAN) , Haggerty (USA) decision
1924 Summer 25 Paris Boxing Canada CAN Round Two Match #3 1 1924-07-17 Lewis (CAN) , Oldani (ITA) disqualified 2
1924 Summer 25 Paris Boxing Canada CAN Round One Match #5 1 1924-07-15 Lewis (CAN) , Hultgren (SWE) decision
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