About Lennox Lewis
Lennox Claudius Lewis, CM, CBE is a retired boxer and the last undisputed world heavyweight champion. He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. As an amateur he won gold representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games after defeating future heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe in the final. Lewis is regarded by many as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, and as also the greatest British fighter of all time.
- 1983-1983 Junior World Super Heavyweight Champion
- 1984-Represented Canada as a Super Heavyweight at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles
- 1985-Silver Medalist at World Cup competition
- 1986-Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland
- 1987-Super Heavyweight Silver Medalist at Pan American Games in Indianapolis
- 1988-Won the Super Heavyweight Gold medal for Canada at the 1988
- 1988-Represented Canada at the Olympics held in Seoul Korea and stopped Riddick Bowe to win the Super Heavyweight Gold Medal.
- 1990-(October) Annexed the European heavyweight title
- 1992-(April) Captured the Commonwealth title. Gave up the European belt after 3 successful defenses. Was awarded the WBC title after Bowe threw the belt in the trash can rather than face Lewis.
- 1994-Lost the WBC title in September to Oliver McCall, his only loss to date in his professional heavyweight boxing career
- 1997-Regained the WBC title in February
- 1999-(13 November) Unifies heavyweight championships to become Brittains first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in over 100 years and the first to unify all belts since 1992.
- 2001-(21 April) Hasim Rahman shocked the world with a stunning knockout over Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis, in what will go down as one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
- 2002-(06 August) Knocked out Mike Tyson in 8 rounds during was was, at the time, the highest grossing prizefight in history
- 2003-(21 June) Stopped #1 contender,Vitali Klitschko, in 6 round TKO.
- 2004-(06 February) Retired from professional boxing as only the third man in history to do so while still reigning as Heavyweight Champion.
- 2008-Inducted into the Canadian sports Hall of Fame
- 2009-Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Lennox Lewis Achievements
Record: 75–7 (58 KOs)
- Razor Ruddock-avenged as a professional
- Aleksandr Miroshnichenko
- Ulli kaden-avenged in 1988 Olympics
- Tyrell Biggs-avenged as a professional
- Jorge Luis Gonzalez-avenged
- Petar Stoymenov
1983 Junior World Super Heavyweight Champion
Represented Canada as a Super Heavyweight at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Results were:
- Defeated Mohammad Youssuf (Pakistan) TKO 3
- Lost to Tyrell Biggs (United States) points
1985 Silver Medalist at World Cup competition.
1986 Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland
1987 Super Heavyweight Silver Medalist at Pan American Games in Indianapolis. Lost to Jorge Luis Gonzalez of Cuba in the final.
1987 Won the North American Super Heavyweight championship competition, defeating Jorge Luis Gonzalez
Won the Super Heavyweight Gold medal for Canada at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
- Defeated Chris Odera (Kenya) TKO 2
- Defeated Ulli Kaden (East Germany) TKO 1
- Defeated Janusz Zarenkiewicz (Poland) forfeit
- Defeated Riddick Bowe (United States) TKO 2.