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 Lew “Sweetswatter” Jenkins

Lew “Sweetswatter” Jenkins

Original Name Verlin E. Jenkins
Birth
Milburn, McCulloch County, Texas, USA
Death 30 Oct 1981 (aged 64)
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 546 · View Source
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Welterweight boxer. A hard-hitter from Milburn, Texas, Jenkins fought the best of two divisions (lightweight and welterweight) during the 'Golden Age' of boxing. After fighting in hometown Milburn and Dallas, Jenkins moved on to Long Island and New York City. He won the title on May 10, 1940 by knocking out lightweight champ Lou Ambers. Jenkins lost the title to Sammy Angott on December 19, 1941. Professional record: 65-39-5 (47 KOs).


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 546
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lew “Sweetswatter” Jenkins (4 Dec 1916–30 Oct 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 546, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .