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Lennox Lewis

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
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Profession: Heavyweight Boxing Champion

United Kingdom

Biography: The most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion. As an amateur he won gold representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games after defeating future heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe in the final. Regarded by many as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.

Born: September 2, 1965
Birthplace: West Ham, London, England
Age: 56 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 2005-07-15 Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (39) weds former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica

Historical Events

  • 1988-10-02 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, representing Canada, wins super-heavyweight gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats American Riddick Bowe by 2nd round TKO
  • 1992-12-14 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him
  • 1993-05-08 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1993-10-01 In his first World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence Lennox Lewis beats fellow Londoner Frank Bruno by TKO in 7 at the National Stadium in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1994-05-06 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1994-09-25 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 2002-06-08 British-Canadian Lennox Lewis retains boxing's WBC Heavyweight title with eighth-round knockout of American Mike Tyson at The Pyramid Arena in Memphis, Tennessee

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