Lennox Lewis

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Lewis, Lennox

(Lennox Claudis Lewis), 1965–, British-Canadian boxer. Born in London, England, to Jamaican parents, Lewis had a troubled childhood and followed his mother to Canada at the age of 12. Taking up boxing, he became World Junior Champion at 17 and represented (1984, 1988) Canada in Olympics, winning the heavyweight gold against Riddick Bowe in 1988. Moving back to England, he turned professional and was awarded the World Boxing Council (WBC) title in 1993 after Bowe, the titleholder, refused to defend it. Lewis lost the WBC title in 1994 but regained three years later, and in Nov., 1999, unified the heavyweight titles by defeating Evander HolyfieldHolyfield, Evander,
1962–, American boxer, b. Atmore, Ala. Favored to win the 1984 Olympic heavyweight title, but victim of a controversial disqualification, he turned professional and became cruiserweight world champion in 1988.
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 (they had fought to a controversial draw in March). Although Lewis lost his titles to Hasim Rahman in Apr., 2001, a November rematch restored Lewis as champion. He successfully defended against Mike TysonTyson, Mike
(Michael Gerald Tyson), 1966–, American boxer, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. At the age of 12, Tyson was sent to reform school, where he began to box. In a whirlwind career begun in 1985 when he turned pro, his spare, brutal style (36 knockouts in his first 41 wins)
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 in 2002, and was generally regarded as the world heavyweight champion until he retired in 2004.
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The flood of complaints is being co-ordinated by James McHugh, from Coventry, who paid PS100 for the pleasure of being in the same room as Lennox Lewis.
You shouldn't expect anything less at the end of the day because it's Lennox Lewis.
Heavyweight boxing needs a great fighter like Lennox Lewis to take control - it needs a leader.
He's not as good as Lennox Lewis - but his fitness level is way above Lewis's.
Lennox Lewis pictured with his WBA,IBO,WBC and IBF belts in New York in 1999
Lennox Lewis is facing new worries over his fight plan
I feel that Lennox Lewis will do that, knock out Mike Tyson, and he will have done everything he set out to do and more, " he said.
Meanwhile, Frank Bruno believes Lennox Lewis is heading for another defeat at the hands of Rahman.
HELPING HAND: Lennox Lewis with David Price at the Salisbury ABC gym where the pair are training
IMPRESSED Lennox Lewis praised Katie Taylor STUNNED China's Chen Dong lost out to Mavzuna Chorieva SHE WON'T FLAG Taylor has been backed to keep improving
I told him I hope that we can see the second fight between Vitali Klitschko and Lennox Lewis,'' Klitschko said.
LENNOX LEWIS is expected to finally end the speculation over his future plans by announcing his retirement from boxing at a London press conference tomorrow.