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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He hasn't had a chance to fight Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe because neither were prepared to fight him - but now Mike realises the public are only interested in Lennox Lewis.
RICKY HATTON last night claimed Lennox Lewis had made a big mistake by dumping manager Frank Maloney just 11 days before his world heavyweight title rematch.
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