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Lennox Lewis (born as Lennox Claudius Lewis in West Ham, London, England) is a famous Athlete from England, he is 54 years old and still alive, born September 2, 1965.

Biography

Lennox Claudius Lewis is a former British heavyweight boxer. He has fought for both Canada and England, he was born to Jamaican parents. He is very successful career with only 2 losses. Along with Vitali Klitschko, Evander Holyfield and Muhammad Ali, Lewis is one of four boxers who have been world champion three times.

Lewis family moved to Canada in 1977 and he has both Canadian and British citizenship. He represented Canada as Supertungviktare when he at age 18 participated in the Summer Olympic Games 1984 in Los Angeles where he got to the quarterfinals. In the summer games in 1988, he won gold by defeating Riddick Bowe.

After the Olympics in 1988 Lewis returned to Britain and became a professional boxer to debut 27 June 1989. He won the European Championship title 1990th In 1991 he won samväldestiteln. After the victory against Donovan "Razor" Ruddock in autumn 1992, the WBC him as world champion 14 January 1993. He thus became the first British heavyweight champion since Bob Fitzmmons (champion 1897-99).

Lewis defended his title three times. He defeated Tony Tucker, Phil Jackson and Frank Bruno. The match against Frank Bruno was the first time ever, two British boxers made up of the heavyweight title.

Lewis made a quick comeback and defeated 4 months later, Lionel Butler. Lewis then beat out former WBO champion Tommy Morrison in October 1995. Lewis sued Mike Tyson for forcing him to defend his WBC title against him (Lewis was the first challenger) would Tyson forced to relinquish the title. It förlikades in court and Don King had to pay $ 4 million in compensation. Tyson chose instead to meet Lewis take on Evander Holyfield, the WBC title did not come to the possession of someone. This led to a rematch between Lewis and McCall February 7, 1997 in Las Vegas, a match that Lewis won. In 1997 he defended his title against another Briton and former WBO world champion Henry Akinwande. Lewis then met Pole, Andrzej Golota won. In 1998, Lewis won a match against Shannon Briggs and later European champion Željko Mavrović, two games that both won by Lewis.

In 1999, Lewis met and the then holder of the IBF and WBA-title, Evander Holyfield, in New York March 13. The match remained undecided. The two boxes are therefore retained their titles. In the rematch eight months later Lewis won on points and got to the big three world championship titles.

After Lewis defeated Holyfield would Lewis respond to the first Michael Grant, and then John Ruiz. Lewis did not agree to the requirement to meet Ruiz first. Don King, who wished that Lewis would meet Ruiz first, sued the WBA and won the judicial review. The title became vacant. Lewis then met Grant and retained their titles by defeating Grant at the match in Madison Square Garden. Later that year, beating Lewis with South African Francois Botha and four months later, David Tua of New Zealand.

Lewis lost his titles to Hasim Rahman April 22, 2001 in South Africa. He soon won them back by knockout in the fourth round.

2002 met Lewis Mike Tyson won. Lewis last match was against Vitali Klitschko in Los Angeles, 21 June 2003, a match which was won by Lewis.

February 6, 2004 Lewis resigned from the WBC and IBF titles and retreated. He thus became the first champion in the heavyweight since Rocky Marciano who quit as world champion. Lewis record contained in February 2006, 42 wins, 2 forgive, regardless of one, 32 KO.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 4 quotes who is written / told by Lennox.

Related authors: Evander Holyfield, Claudius, Phil Jackson, Rocky Marciano, Frank Bruno, Don King, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson

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Famous quotes by Lennox Lewis (4)


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"I have been in there with all of them and there is nothing left for me to prove"
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"If the money's right, I'm happy to bust up the other side of his face... No problem"
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"The fight will last as long as I allow it to last, and then I will knock him out"
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"It's not rage that drives me, it's competition"


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