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Lee Anderson

Born: Jul 17, 1889

Birthplace: Dearing

Nationality: United States

Lee Anderson

Date of Birth : Jul 17, 1889
Birth Place : Dearing

Lee Anderson was a boxer who fought between and 1914 and 1929. The 5'10" Anderson fought out of Oakland, California as a light heavyweight. He was the last holder of the World Colored Light Heavyweight title. On May 30, 1921, he fought Kid Norfolk for the new colored light heavyweight title in a scheduled 10-round bout in Phoenix, Arizona. Anderson won on a T.K.O. when Norfolk returned to his corner in the ninth round, being unable to continue to fight. Anderson defended the title on the Fourth of July 1921 in a 10-round bout in Phoenix, Arizona, beating Rough House Ware on points. When Norfolk fought The Jamaica Kid on December 20, 1921 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, he had claimed the world colored light heavyweight title. He beat the Jamaica Kid on points in an eight-round bout. In Atlanta on January 30, 1922, Norfolk faced Tiger Flowers, the boxer who would become the first African American world middleweight champ in 1926, K.O.-ing him in third round of a 10-rounder.

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