John Lewis, American boxer, 9 November 1936.
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John Lewis being presented with the winner's trophy for the world light heavyweight boxing championship, Wembley Stadium, taken by Edward Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper. Lewis (1914-1974) was the first black American boxer to win the light heavyweight championship. He defeated Len Harvey (1907-1976), widely regarded as one of the finest British boxers of all time. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.