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.