1997-07-12 Lennox Lewis w disq 5 Henry Akinwande, Caesar’s Maximus Theatre, Lake Tahoe, California, USA - WBC

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1997-07-12 Lennox Lewis w disq 5 Henry Akinwande, Caesar’s Maximus Theatre, Lake Tahoe, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Mills Lane. Outboxed in every round and deducted a point for repeated holding in the second, Akinwande (237½) was eventually disqualified at 2.34 of the fifth when clutching the champion like a limpet. Apart from putting Lewis (242) down on one knee in the third after a short burst of punching, which was missed by the referee for some reason or another, Akinwande had no appetite for the fight and after several warnings the fight was over for him.