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Lennox Lewis boxer

Lennox Lewis image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 5″/196cm
Reach 84″/213cm
Debut 1989-06-27
Born 1965-09-02
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence London, United Kingdom
bouts
44
won
41
lost
2
draw
1
bouts
44
won
41
lost
2
draw
1
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 5″/196cm
Reach 84″/213cm
Debut 1989-06-27
Born 1965-09-02
Nationality United Kingdom
Residence London, United Kingdom

Lennox Claudius Lewis, CM, CBE (born 2 September 1965) is a former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2003. He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed title. Holding dual British and Canadian citizenship, Lewis represented Canada as an amateur at the 1988 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division after defeating Riddick Bowe in the final.In his first three years as a professional, Lewis won several regional heavyweight championships, including the European, British, and Commonwealth titles. After winning his first 21 fights, he defeated Donovan Ruddock in 1992 to take over the number one position in the WBC rankings. He was declared WBC heavyweight champion later that year after Riddick Bowe gave up the title to avoid defending it against Lewis. He defended the title three times before an upset knockout loss to Oliver McCall in 1994. Lewis avenged the loss in a 1997 rematch to win back the vacant WBC title.

Lennox Claudius Lewis, CM, CBE (born 2 September 1965) is a former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2003. He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed title. Holding dual British and Canadian citizenship, Lewis represented Canada as an amateur at the 1988 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division after defeating Riddick Bowe in the final.In his first three years as a professional, Lewis won several regional heavyweight championships, including the European, British, and Commonwealth titles. After winning his first 21 fights, he defeated Donovan Ruddock in 1992 to take over the number one position in the WBC rankings. He was declared WBC heavyweight champion later that year after Riddick Bowe gave up the title to avoid defending it against Lewis. He defended the title three times before an upset knockout loss to Oliver McCall in 1994. Lewis avenged the loss in a 1997 rematch to win back the vacant WBC title.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 21, 2003 Vitali Klitschko LWWWWW Staples Center, Los Angeles International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 8, 2002 Mike Tyson WWWW The Pyramid, Memphis International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 17, 2001 Hasim Rahman WLWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 22, 2001 Hasim Rahman WWLWWW Carnival City, Brakpan International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Nov. 11, 2000 David Tua WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 15, 2000 Frans Botha WWWLDW London Arena, Millwall International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 2000 Michael Grant WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 13, 1999 Evander Holyfield WWWWWD Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

vacant International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 13, 1999 Evander Holyfield LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

DRAW
Split-decision
Sept. 26, 1998 Zeljko Mavrovic WWWWWW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 28, 1998 Shannon Briggs LWWWWW Boardwalk Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1997 Andrew Golota WWWWLL Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 12, 1997 Henry Akinwande WWWWWW Caesars Tahoe, Stateline World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
Feb. 7, 1997 Oliver McCall WWWLWW Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 10, 1996 Ray Mercer LWWWDL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
Oct. 7, 1995 Tommy Morrison WDWWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City International Boxing Council Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 2, 1995 Justin Fortune LWWLWW The Point, Dublin WIN
Technical knockout
May 13, 1995 Lionel Butler WWWWW Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 24, 1994 Oliver McCall LWWWWW Wembley Arena, Wembley World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 6, 1994 Phil Jackson LWWWWW Boardwalk Convention Center, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 1993 Frank Bruno WLWWWW National Stadium, Cardiff WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1993 Tony Tucker WWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 31, 1992 Donovan Ruddock WWLLWW Earls Court Exhibition Hall, Kensington Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 11, 1992 Mike Dixon WWLLLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 30, 1992 Derek Williams WLLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 1, 1992 Levi Billups WWLWLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 23, 1991 Tyrell Biggs LWWWWL The Omni, Atlanta WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 30, 1991 Glenn McCrory WWWWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington BBBofC British Heavyweight

EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 12, 1991 Mike Weaver LWWWLW Caesars Tahoe, Outdoor Arena, Stateline WIN
KO
March 6, 1991 Gary Mason WWWWWW Wembley Arena, Wembley BBBofC British Heavyweight

EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 31, 1990 Jean-Maurice Chanet WLWWWW National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 11, 1990 Mike Acey LDLLLW Superstars Nite Club, Kitchener WIN
KO
June 27, 1990 Ossie Ocasio LWLLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
May 20, 1990 Dan Murphy WLWWWL City Hall, Sheffield WIN
Technical knockout
May 9, 1990 Jorge Alfredo Dascola LWWWWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
April 14, 1990 Michael Simuwelu WWWLLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 1990 Calvin Jones WWWLLW Gateshead Leisure Centre, Gateshead WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1990 Noel Quarless WWLLWW York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1989 Greg Gorrell WWLWLW Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 5, 1989 Melvin Epps LWWLLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
DQ
Oct. 10, 1989 Steve Garber WWLLWW City Hall, Hull WIN
KO
Sept. 25, 1989 Andrew Gerrard LLLDL National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace WIN
Technical knockout
July 21, 1989 Bruce Johnson LLWWLL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 27, 1989 Al Malcolm LLLWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO