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Lennox Lewis

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Lennox Lewis, CM, CBE
Real nameLennox Claudius Lewis
Nickname(s)The Lion
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Reach84 in (213 cm)
Born (1965-09-02) September 2, 1965 (age 58)
West Ham, London, England
Boxing record
Total fights44
Wins by KO32
No contests0
Lennox Lewis
Medal record
Men's boxing
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Super heavyweight
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh Super heavyweight

Lennox Claudius Lewis CM CBE (born September 2, 1965 in West Ham, London, England, United Kingdom) is a British/Canadian retired professional boxer. Lewis is one of five people to have won the heavyweight championship three times. Lewis was inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2009.[2][3] Lewis holds notable victories over many people: Mike Tyson, Donovan Ruddock, Tony Tucker, Frank Bruno, Andrew Golota, Michael Grant, David Tua, Hasim Rahman, and Vitali Klitschko.

Lewis lives in Miami Beach with his wife, former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang and their two children, a daughter named Ling and a son named Landon.

  1. Mee, Bob (2001-04-18). "Angry Lewis caught in the crossfire". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 2007-12-09. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  2. "Lennox Lewis". Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 15 February 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. "Lennox Lewis". International Boxing Hall of Fame. Retrieved 28 March 2015.

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Preceded by
Michael Owen
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Succeeded by
Steve Redgrave
Preceded by
Shane Mosley
BWAA Fighter of the Year
Succeeded by
Felix Trinidad