Leslie Stewart (Laventille Tiger) is a retired Trinidadian professional boxer. He was born in Laventille, Trinidad on March 21, 1961. Stewart made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20 against Michael Hospadales on January 29, 1982. He is a former light-heavyweight world champion. He is 61 years old, and will be turning 62 in 3 months and 16 days.
In a career spanning 17 years and 11 months, Leslie Stewart fought 43 times with 31 wins and 12 losses. By his last professional fight on January 15, 2000, Stewart's record stood at 31-12 (20 KOs). In total, he fought 300 rounds of professional boxing in 43 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||1|
|Losses via KO||6|
|43||Jan 15, 2000||38||Billy Lewis||Loss||UD|
|42||May 28, 1998||37||Dale Brown||Loss||UD|
|41||May 4, 1996||35||Fabrice Tiozzo||Loss||KO6|
|40||Oct 17, 1995||34||Tyrone Bledsoe||Win||KO1|
|39||Aug 18, 1995||34||Ken McCurdy||Win||TKO3|
|38||Mar 6, 1992||30||Henry Maske||Loss||KO7|
|37||Sep 13, 1991||30||Guy Waters||Loss||SD|
|36||Aug 7, 1991||30||Esteban Pizzarro||Loss||PTS|
|35||Apr 12, 1991||30||Bobby Jennings||Win||PTS|
|34||Feb 28, 1991||29||Drake Thadzi||Win||UD|
|33||Nov 9, 1990||29||Anthony Hembrick||Loss||UD|
|32||Jun 25, 1989||28||Michael Moorer||Loss||TKO8|
|31||Apr 22, 1989||28||Phil Brown||Win||SD|
|30||Oct 25, 1988||27||Bobby Czyz||Loss||SD|
|29||May 29, 1988||27||Donny Lalonde||Loss||TKO5|
|28||Mar 18, 1988||26||Charlie Dean Moore||Win||TKO9|
|27||Nov 27, 1987||26||Dawud Shaw||Win||TKO4|
|26||Sep 5, 1987||26||Virgil Hill||Loss||TKO4|
|25||May 23, 1987||26||Marvin Johnson||Win||RTD8|
|24||Mar 20, 1987||25||Bobby Thomas||Win||TKO5|
|23||Nov 16, 1986||25||Fulgencio Obelmejias||Win||TKO4|
|22||Sep 18, 1986||25||Gary Hubble||Win||KO5|
|21||Jul 29, 1986||25||James Salerno||Win||UD|
|20||May 6, 1986||25||Uriah Grant||Win||PTS|
|19||Feb 9, 1986||24||Marvin Johnson||Loss||TKO7|
|18||Aug 4, 1985||24||Lottie Mwale||Win||PTS|
|17||Jul 12, 1985||24||Dennis Roberts||Win||TKO1|
|16||Jun 29, 1985||24||Tomas Polo Ruiz||Win||KO6|
|15||May 10, 1985||24||Chris Wells||Win||TKO6|
|14||Mar 1, 1985||23||Mark Frazie||Win||TKO8|
|13||Nov 10, 1984||23||James Salerno||Win||PTS|
|12||Sep 28, 1984||23||Elvis Parks||Win||TKO9|
|11||Mar 16, 1984||22||Larry Lane||Win||PTS|
|10||Dec 16, 1983||22||Tom Collins||Win||PTS|
|9||Nov 11, 1983||22||Willie Taylor||Win||PTS|
|8||Sep 11, 1983||22||Carlos Flores Burlon||Win||KO4|
|7||May 12, 1983||22||Leon McDonald||Win||KO1|
|6||Feb 25, 1983||21||Hubert Zimmerman||Win||KO2|
|5||Oct 30, 1982||21||Ricardo Richardson||Win||KO4|
|4||Jul 30, 1982||21||Gil Rosario||Win||KO9|
|3||May 14, 1982||21||Easy Boy Michael||Win||KO2|
|2||Apr 30, 1982||21||Antoine Ashton||Win||PTS|
|1||Jan 29, 1982||20||Michael Hospadales||Win||TKO4|
Leslie Stewart was active from from 1982 to 2000. He started boxing professionally at 20 years of age; Stewart debuted against Michael Hospadales on January 29, 1982, and defeated Hospadales via 4th round TKO.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on February 9, 1986 after 18 professional fights against Marvin Johnson for the WBA title. Stewart lost to Johnson via 7th round TKO.
Stewart's notable victories include wins over Marvin Johnson, Bobby Thomas, Tyrone Bledsoe, Fulgencio Obelmejias, Ken McCurdy, Uriah Grant, and Drake Thadzi. For a complete list of Stewart's best performances refer to Leslie Stewart's best fights.
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Billy Lewis on January 15, 2000. Stewart lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 22 years, 10 months, and 20 days since this fight.
Although Leslie Stewart had a total of 43 fights , this fight against Marvin Johnson is the highlight of his career.
A 26-year old Leslie Stewart with a record of 23-1 had his first world title fight against Marvin Johnson for Johnson's WBA light-heavyweight belt. Johnson was 33 years old with a record of 43-5. Stewart deafeated Johnson via 8th round RTD to win the WBA light-heavyweight title.
Leslie Stewart fought for a world title in four fights and won once. He won one belt at light-heavyweight (WBA).
|May 23, 1987||Marvin Johnson||lHV||WBA|
Stewart knocked out 20 of his 43 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 46.5%. Of his total 31 wins, 20 of them were via KO (64.5%).
Leslie Stewart had a total of 12 losses in 43 fights — four of them in title bouts and eight in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Marvin Johnson via 7th round TKO in his 19th fight — his 18 fight win streak came to an end with this loss. He has been stopped six times and lost six times via decision.
Billy Lewis, Dale Brown, Fabrice Tiozzo, Henry Maske, and Guy Waters are some of the boxers who have beaten Stewart. For more details about these defeats, refer to All of Leslie Stewart's losses.