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Lennox Lewis                

Former Heavyweight Champion of the World

Lennox Lewis has accomplished more in one boxing career than most people can imagine. He is known for his calculated fighting style and grace in the ring. Muhammad Ali famously said to Lewis, Youre the greatest one there is, like me. George Foreman has described Lewis as beyond doubt, the greatest heavyweight of all time. Lewis decision to retire as the reigning heavyweight champion of the world in 2004 re-affirmed his reputation as a man who makes decisions for himself and sticks to his principles.

Lewis retired with an impressive record of 41 wins 2 losses 1 draw, 32 wins by knockout. Before turning pro, Lewis held a remarkable amateur record of 85-9, which he capped with a gold medal for Team Canada at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

After turning professional in 1989, Lewis went on to gain the European title in 1990 and the British Commonwealth Heavyweight title in 1992. He was officially crowned the WBC Heavyweight Champion in January of 1993. In November 1999 Lewis and Evander Holyfield met once again in the ring after their earlier fight ended in a controversial draw. This time Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, unifying the WBC, WBA, IBO and IBF titles.

Along with Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield before him, Lewis is one of three boxers in history to have won the heavyweight championship three times. The crowning moment in his career came in June 2002 when Lewis ceremoniously defeated Mike Tyson. The Lewis/Tyson 2002 fight was the highest grossing pay-per-view professional boxing fight for five years.

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Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Lennox Lewis almost fell off his chair at the London Olympics last summer when told that only two ...

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Oct 9, 2013 ... JEFF POWELL: Lennox Lewis has told Russian promoters that he will ... fight one of the Klitschko brothers for the biggest purse in boxing history.

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Actor Will Smith and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will be among the eight pallbearers at Muhammad Ali's memorial service Friday in ...

Will Smith, Lennox Lewis picked as Ali pallbearers | New York Post

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Actor Will Smith, who portrayed Muhammad Ali in the movie " Ali," and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis are among eight ...

Lennox Lewis foresees heavyweight division renaissance | Newsday

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