LEBA Archive

A key part of our aim in creating this website is to catalogue and give context to photographs, documents and other archival objects that help to represent London's rich boxing heritage. If an item relates to an individual featured in the East End Boxing Lives project, it can also be found in that part of the site. But we continue to collect and upload a much wider range of images as we build an extensive database of London boxing artefacts.

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Lew Lazar

aka 'Lazarus'

born: 03/02/1931, Aldgate London

Like so many men of his generation Lew Lazer found boxing through the army. Lew was Army of the Rhine champion 2 years running. In the early fifties Lew turned professional and began a very eventful career. In 73 fights Lew won the southern area title and boxed for British titles at both welter and middleweight. One of his fights was the first to be televised on independent television. At 28 and after only 8 defeats Lew decided to call it a day but his close association with boxing did not end, managing fighters such as Eddie West.

by Nick Dirs

Fight History
48 (KO's 18)
Divisions fought in


Lew Lazar v Terry Murphy
⊕  Programme from first show at Shoreditch Town Hall

⊕  York Hall Bill
British, European and Empire welterweight and middleweight title challenger 1950s
⊕  Lew Lazar

⊕  Medal for Shoreditch Town Hall
Exterior of Shoreditch Town Hall
⊕  Shoreditch Town Hall


⊕  Lew Lazar in a documentary on Jewish boxing