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Gust Lessis
Gust Lessis: Another Smashing Feat

Gust Lessis: Another Smashing Feat

Around 1925 or so, the Greek Strongman and wrestler Gust Lessis, wanted a shot at the lightweight boxing crown (which was held by Paul “The Astoria Assassin” Berlenbach at the time.) In order to show that he was worthy of such an opportunity he gave a demonstration of...

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Gust Lessis “A Smashing Feat”

Gust Lessis “A Smashing Feat”

Another look at Gust Lessis doing the old human anvil feat. Gust performed this feat at Brighton Beach, New York on September 28, 1922. Forget the hammer blows for a second, just holding that rock in place like that is quite a feat in itself. I’d say that rock easily...

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Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis, who we have covered several times on this blog, had an incredibly colorful career as a vaudeville strongman, wrestler and boxer. Very much to his credit, Lessis was constantly featured in the newspapers performing unusual feats of strength. Here' s a rare...

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Tag:
Gust Lessis
Gust Lessis: Another Smashing Feat

Gust Lessis: Another Smashing Feat

Around 1925 or so, the Greek Strongman and wrestler Gust Lessis, wanted a shot at the lightweight boxing crown (which was held by Paul “The Astoria Assassin” Berlenbach at the time.) In order to show that he was worthy of such an opportunity he gave a demonstration of...

read more
Gust Lessis “A Smashing Feat”

Gust Lessis “A Smashing Feat”

Another look at Gust Lessis doing the old human anvil feat. Gust performed this feat at Brighton Beach, New York on September 28, 1922. Forget the hammer blows for a second, just holding that rock in place like that is quite a feat in itself. I’d say that rock easily...

read more
Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis, who we have covered several times on this blog, had an incredibly colorful career as a vaudeville strongman, wrestler and boxer. Very much to his credit, Lessis was constantly featured in the newspapers performing unusual feats of strength. Here' s a rare...

read more