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Violet Chang (m. 2005)
Lennox Claudius Lewis
Landon LewisLing Lewis
Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
West Ham, London, England
195
Male
$140 million as of Jun 17,2016
Virgo
West Ham, London, England
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Who is Lennox Lewis?

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Lennon Lewis is a retired boxer, who was, once, the undisputed world heavyweight champion. He represented Canada at the 1988 Olympics, winning a gold medal. He later became the world heavy-weight champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC). He is of Jamaican descent and is known for his premeditated fighting style and his cool, confident demeanor in the ring. He is also the first Briton to win the world championship in a century and enjoys a colossal fan following in his home country. Turning professional in 1989, he won his first 21 fights. In 1992, he became the number one in the World Boxing Council (WBC) rankings and eventually the WBC heavyweight champion in 1993. Although he is retired from the sport, he tours around the world with his posse, promotes the game among boxing buffs. If you would like to learn more about this interesting sports personality, scroll further.

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Lennox Lewis Childhood & Early Life

Lennox Lewis was born to Jamaican parents in West Ham, London, England. At the time of his birth, he weighed around 10 pounds, to which the doctor remarked that he looked like a ‘Lennox’.

At the age of 12, he moved to Kitchener, Ontario, in 1977 and attended the Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute. He discovered his true passion for sports while playing football and basketball in school.

Lennox Lewis Career & Achievements

By the age of 18, he realized his love for boxing and became a dominant amateur boxer by 1983 and represented Canada in the super heavyweight category at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles but lost to Tyrell Biggs, who subsequently earned the gold medal.

He chose not to turn professional after the Olympics and competed for four more years as an amateur, hoping for another chance to win the gold medal.

At the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championship, he lost in the preliminary round to Petar Stoymenov. This did dishearten him for a couple of months, but he never gave up hope and eventually won several more titles in the following years.

In 1988, he travelled to Seoul, South Korea for the 1988 Summer Olympics, where he won the gold medal. He achieved what he had set out to do and his hard work paid off when he defeated Riddick Bowe.

After winning the Olympics gold, he turned professional in 1989 and moved to England, where he signed up with the American promoter, Main Events.

In the late 1990, he bagged the European heavyweight title beating Frenchman, Jean Maurice Chanet and in 1991 he won the British title against the undefeated world champion, Gary Mason.

In April 1992, he won the Commonwealth title against Derek Williams and by then, he was already the ‘consensus top-five heavyweights’ in the world. During this period, he defeated former WBA champion, Mike Weaver and journeymen Mike Dixon and Levi Billups.

On October 31, 1992, he knocked-out Canadian Donovan Ruddock, getting the number one position in the WBC world rankings.

On 14 December 1992, he was declared the world heavyweight champion by the WBC after Riddick Bowe refused to face Lewis and relinquished the title instead.

On September 24, 1994, he lost his title to Oliver McCall at the Wembley Arena in London. In the second round, McCall coupled his blows with a powerful right hook, planting Lewis flat on his back. Following this loss, Lewis decided that he needed a better trainer, and replaced Pepe Correa with Emanuel Steward.

In 1997, he defeated McCall in Las Vegas and was re-crowned the WBC champion. Lewis successfully defended the title during his forthcoming fights against champions including Shannon Briggs, Henry Akinwande and Zeljko Mavrovik.

In 1999, he faced WBA and IBF title holder Evander Holyfield in New York City but the session was declared a draw. Controversies arose and a re-match was sanctioned eight months later, on November 13, 1999. He was then conferred the title of ‘undisputed heavyweight champion of the World’.

In April 2000, he successfully knocked out the towering 6 feet 8 inches Michael Grant in Madison Square Garden and the same year he knocked out South African Francois Botha and David Tua.

During one of the most controversial fights of his career, Lewis got into a brawl with one of his opponents, Hasim Rahman. Many speculated that the fight was scripted to promote the fight, so the truth about the episode, is still a matter of debate.

On June 8, 2002, he defended his title against Mike Tyson and in 2003 he fought Vitali Klitschko, the WBC world contender and champion.

In 2004, he announced his retirement from the sport and decided to pursue other interests including music promotion and sports management.

Lennox Lewis Awards

He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on November 17, 1988.

In 1999, he was conferred the most prestigious sporting award in Britain, ‘BBC Sports Personality of the Year’.

In 2008, he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2009, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Lennox Lewis Personal Life & Legacy

After he retired from boxing, he moved with his wife, Violet Chang and his four children to Miami Beach.

Apart from boxing, he is an avid chess player and has sponsored an after-school program for underprivileged youths.

Lennox Lewis Trivia

Apart from the C.M. this former heavyweight champion was also awarded the M.B.E (Member of the Order of the British Empire) and the C.B.E (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to the sport of boxing.

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Lennox Lewis awards

  • Other

    • 1997
      2001 - WBC Heavyweight Champion
    • 1998
      2001 - Lineal Heavyweight Champion
    • 1999
      2000 - Undisputed Heavyweight Champion 1999 - 2000 - WBA Heavyweight Champion
    • 1999
      2001 - IBO Heavyweight Champion
    • 1999
      2001 - IBF Heavyweight Champion
    • 2001
      2002 - IBF Heavyweight Champion
    • 2001
      2004 - WBC Heavyweight Champion
    • 2001
      2004 - IBO Heavyweight Champion
    • 2001
      2004Lineal Heavyweight Champion
    • 2002
      2004 - The Ring Heavyweight Champion
    • 1999 - BBC Sports Personality of the Year
    • 1999 - BWAA Fighter of the Year
    • 1992 - 1994 - WBC Heavyweight Champion
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Lennox Lewis biography timelines

  • Lennox Lewis was born to Jamaican parents in West Ham, London, England. At the time of his birth, he weighed around 10 pounds, to which the doctor remarked that he looked like a ‘Lennox’.
    2nd Sep 1965
  • At the age of 12, he moved to Kitchener, Ontario, in 1977 and attended the Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute. He discovered his true passion for sports while playing football and basketball in school.
    1977
  • By the age of 18, he realized his love for boxing and became a dominant amateur boxer by 1983 and represented Canada in the super heavyweight category at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles but lost to Tyrell Biggs, who subsequently earned the gold medal.
    1983 To 1984
  • At the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championship, he lost in the preliminary round to Petar Stoymenov. This did dishearten him for a couple of months, but he never gave up hope and eventually won several more titles in the following years.
    1986
  • In 1988, he travelled to Seoul, South Korea for the 1988 Summer Olympics, where he won the gold medal. He achieved what he had set out to do and his hard work paid off when he defeated Riddick Bowe.
    1988
  • He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on November 17, 1988.
    17th Nov 1988
  • After winning the Olympics gold, he turned professional in 1989 and moved to England, where he signed up with the American promoter, Main Events.
    1989
  • In the late 1990, he bagged the European heavyweight title beating Frenchman, Jean Maurice Chanet and in 1991 he won the British title against the undefeated world champion, Gary Mason.
    1990 To 1991
  • In April 1992, he won the Commonwealth title against Derek Williams and by then, he was already the ‘consensus top-five heavyweights’ in the world. During this period, he defeated former WBA champion, Mike Weaver and journeymen Mike Dixon and Levi Billups.
    Apr 1992
  • On October 31, 1992, he knocked-out Canadian Donovan Ruddock, getting the number one position in the WBC world rankings.
    31st Oct 1992
  • On 14 December 1992, he was declared the world heavyweight champion by the WBC after Riddick Bowe refused to face Lewis and relinquished the title instead.
    14th Dec 1992
  • On September 24, 1994, he lost his title to Oliver McCall at the Wembley Arena in London. In the second round, McCall coupled his blows with a powerful right hook, planting Lewis flat on his back. Following this loss, Lewis decided that he needed a better trainer, and replaced Pepe Correa with Emanuel Steward.
    24th Sep 1994
  • In 1997, he defeated McCall in Las Vegas and was re-crowned the WBC champion. Lewis successfully defended the title during his forthcoming fights against champions including Shannon Briggs, Henry Akinwande and Zeljko Mavrovik.
    1997
  • In 1999, he faced WBA and IBF title holder Evander Holyfield in New York City but the session was declared a draw. Controversies arose and a re-match was sanctioned eight months later, on November 13, 1999. He was then conferred the title of ‘undisputed heavyweight champion of the World’.
    1999 To 13th Nov 1999
  • In 1999, he was conferred the most prestigious sporting award in Britain, ‘BBC Sports Personality of the Year’.
    1999
  • In April 2000, he successfully knocked out the towering 6 feet 8 inches Michael Grant in Madison Square Garden and the same year he knocked out South African Francois Botha and David Tua.
    Apr 2000
  • On June 8, 2002, he defended his title against Mike Tyson and in 2003 he fought Vitali Klitschko, the WBC world contender and champion.
    2nd Jun 2002
  • In 2004, he announced his retirement from the sport and decided to pursue other interests including music promotion and sports management.
    2004
  • In 2008, he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
    2008
  • In 2009, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
    2009
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Frequently asked questions about Lennox Lewis

  • What is Lennox Lewis birthday?

    Lennox Lewis was born at September 2, 1965

  • Where is Lennox Lewis's birth place?

    Lennox Lewis was born in West Ham, London, England

  • What is Lennox Lewis nationalities?

    Lennox Lewis's nationalities is American

  • Who is Lennox Lewis spouses?

    Lennox Lewis's spouses is Violet Chang (m. 2005)

  • Who is Lennox Lewis childrens?

    Lennox Lewis's childrens is Landon Lewis, Ling Lewis

  • What was Lennox Lewis universities?

    Lennox Lewis studied at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute university

  • How tall is Lennox Lewis?

    Lennox Lewis's height is 195

  • What is Lennox Lewis's sun sign?

    Lennox Lewis is Virgo