|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Reach||Gustav George Lesnevich|
|Born||February 22, 1915|
Cliffside Park, New Jersey
|Died||February 28, 1964 49)(aged|
|Wins by KO||23|
Gustav George Lesnevich (February 22, 1915 – February 28, 1964) was an American boxer who held the World Light Heavyweight Championship.
Lesnevich was born and raised in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.
Lesnevich turned pro in 1934 and in 1939 took on World Light Heavyweight champion Billy Conn, but lost a decision. In 1941 he took on Anton Christoforidis, winning the NBA light heavyweight title by decision. Later that year he defended the title twice against Tami Mauriello, winning both decisions to become the undisputed light heavyweight champion.In 1948 he lost a decision to Freddie Mills along with his title recognition. In 1949 he took on Ezzard Charles, but was TKO'd in the 7th, and retired after the bout.
In addition to his various accolades, Lesnevich was named Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year in 1947.
Lesnevich served in the United States Coast Guard from 1943 to 1945.
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| NBA Light Heavyweight Champion |
May 22, 1941– July 26, 1948
| NYSAC Light Heavyweight Champion |
August 26, 1941 – July 26, 1948
| World Light Heavyweight Champion|
August 26, 1941 – July 26, 1948