Lennox Lewis vs. Henry Akinwande

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1997-07-12 : Lennox Lewis 242 lbs beat Henry Akinwande 237½ lbs by DQ at 2:34 in round 5 of 12


  • There was a crowd of about 2,000 in the Caesars Tahoe ballroom.
  • Akinwande vacated the WBO title to challenge Lewis for the WBC title.
  • Akinwande was disqualified in round five for excessive holding.