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Former champ killed in accident

GEORGETOWN, Guyana –– Former world welterweight champion Andrew Lewis has died in his native Guyana in a vehicular accident. He was 44.

Police said Lewis was struck yesterday on a major road outside the capital. The retired boxer, nicknamed “Six Heads,” was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis

His manager Keith Bazilio confirmed his death. Bazilio was unable to provide precise details of what transpired but told Stabroek News that Lewis was walking along the Friendship, East Bank Demerara public road when he attempted to cross and was struck down by a vehicle. The accident occurred around midday

Lewis became the first boxer from Guyana to earn a world title. In 2001, he beat American James Page to win the World Boxing Association’s welterweight crown in Las Vegas.

Guyana declared a national holiday after the Brooklyn-based Guyanese fighter won. He was given a home in an upscale area of the country, among other prizes.

Lewis lost the title in 2002. He eventually returned to Guyana where he fought regional boxers before retiring for good.

3 Responses to Former champ killed in accident

  1. Tereça Marie
    Tereça Marie May 5, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Very sad. RIP

  2. Tina Chester
    Tina Chester May 5, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    R.I.P My Friend

  3. Keiana Reid-Maynard
    Keiana Reid-Maynard May 5, 2015 at 11:46 pm



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