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[[Image:Ibhof-logo.jpg|thumb|right|Class of 2009<br>Modern Category<br>Hall of Fame bio:[http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/lewislennox.html click]]]
 
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*[[WBA]] Heavyweight Champion (1999-2000)
 
*[[WBA]] Heavyweight Champion (1999-2000)
 
*[[IBF]] Heavyweight Champion (1999-2001, 2001-2002)  
 
*[[IBF]] Heavyweight Champion (1999-2001, 2001-2002)  
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== Minor & Regional Titles ==
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*[[EBU|European Boxing Union]] Heavyweight Champion (1990-1992)
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*[[British Boxing Board of Control]] Heavyweight Champion (1991-1992)
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*Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Champion (1990-1992)
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*[[International Boxing Council|IBC]] Heavyweight Champion (1995)
 
*[[IBO]] Heavyweight Champion (1999-2001, 2001-2004)
 
*[[IBO]] Heavyweight Champion (1999-2001, 2001-2004)
 
== Regional Titles ==
 
*[[EBU|European Heavyweight Champion]] (1990-1992) vacated title when awarded the WBC heavyweight title
 
*British Heavyweight Champion (1991-1992) vacated title when awarded the WBC heavyweight title
 
*Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion (1990-1992) vacated title when awarded the WBC heavyweight title
 
  
 
== Other Factoids ==
 
== Other Factoids ==
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*Won the [[Lonsdale Belt]] outright after successfully defending his British Heavyweight Championship against [[Glenn McCrory]] in 1991 and [[Derek Williams]] in 1992.
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*1999 [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year]].
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*Awarded the M.B.E. (Member of The Order of The British Empire) in 1999 and the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2002.
 
*Retired as [[World Heavyweight Champion]] on February 6, 2004.
 
*Retired as [[World Heavyweight Champion]] on February 6, 2004.
 
*Defeated every professional opponent he faced, one of only three World Heavyweight Champions to do so, with [[Rocky Marciano]] and [[Ingemar Johansson]] being the other two. [[Gene Tunney]] and [[Riddick Bowe]] avenged their professional defeats, but Tunney had a no-contest, a draw, and a number of [[No decision|no-decision]] fights against boxers he never defeated, and Bowe had a [[no contest|no-contest]] against [[Buster Mathis Jr.]], whom he never defeated.
 
*Defeated every professional opponent he faced, one of only three World Heavyweight Champions to do so, with [[Rocky Marciano]] and [[Ingemar Johansson]] being the other two. [[Gene Tunney]] and [[Riddick Bowe]] avenged their professional defeats, but Tunney had a no-contest, a draw, and a number of [[No decision|no-decision]] fights against boxers he never defeated, and Bowe had a [[no contest|no-contest]] against [[Buster Mathis Jr.]], whom he never defeated.
*Won the [[Lonsdale Belt]] outright after successfully defending his British Heavyweight Championship against [[Glenn McCrory]] and [[Derek Williams]].
 
*Has appeared in a number of television shows and movies: [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0507459/ Filmography]
 
*Awarded the M.B.E. (Member of The Order of The British Empire) in 1999 and the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2002.
 
 
*Inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2008 and the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2009.
 
*Inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2008 and the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2009.
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*Has appeared in a number of television shows and movies: [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0507459/ Filmography]
  
 
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Revision as of 01:15, 14 March 2013

LennoxTitles.jpg
Class of 2009
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Lennox Lewis
Alias: The Lion
Birth Name: Lennox Claudius Lewis
Born: 1965-09-02
Birthplace: West Ham, London, United Kingdom
Hometown: London, United Kingdom
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 5″   /   196cm
Reach: 84″   /   213cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: John Davenport, Pepe Correa, and Emanuel Steward
Manager: Adrian Ogun
Cut Man: Al Gavin
Lennox Lewis Gallery

Amateur Highlights

Lennox Lewis at the '88 Seoul Olympics
Photo: Stan Behal/Toronto Sun
  • Record: 94-11
  • Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the 1983 Junior World Championships.
  • Canadian Super Heavyweight representative at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
    Results:
  • Super Heavyweight Silver Medalist at the 1985 World Cup Championships in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Lost to Petar Stoymenov of Bulgaria on a 3-2 decision in his opening round match at the 1986 World Championships in Reno.
  • Super Heavyweight Silver Medalist at the 1987 Pan-American Games in Indianapolis, losing to Jorge Luis Gonzalez of Cuba.
  • Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the 1987 North American Championships in Toronto, defeating Jorge Luis Gonzalez.
  • Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
    Results:

World Titles

  • WBC Heavyweight Champion (1992-1994, 1997-2001, 2001-2004)
  • WBA Heavyweight Champion (1999-2000)
  • IBF Heavyweight Champion (1999-2001, 2001-2002)

Minor & Regional Titles

Other Factoids


Preceded by:
Riddick Bowe
Vacated
WBC Heavyweight Champion
1992 Dec 14 – 1994 Sep 24
Succeeded by:
Oliver McCall
Preceded by:
Mike Tyson
Vacated
WBC Heavyweight Champion
1997 Feb 7 – 2001 Apr 22
Succeeded by:
Hasim Rahman
Preceded by:
Evander Holyfield
WBA Heavyweight Champion
1999 Nov 13 – 2000 Apr 29
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Evander Holyfield
Preceded by:
Evander Holyfield
IBF Heavyweight Champion
1999 Nov 13 – 2001 Apr 22
Succeeded by:
Hasim Rahman
Preceded by:
Brian Nielsen
Stripped
IBO Heavyweight Champion
1999 Nov 13 – 2001 Apr 22
Succeeded by:
Hasim Rahman
Preceded by:
Hasim Rahman
IBF Heavyweight Champion
2001 Nov 17 – 2002 Sep 5
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Chris Byrd
Preceded by:
Hasim Rahman
WBC Heavyweight Champion
2001 Nov 17 – 2004 Feb 6
Retired
Succeeded by:
Vitali Klitschko
Preceded by:
Hasim Rahman
IBO Heavyweight Champion
2001 Nov 17 – 2004 Feb 6
Retired
Succeeded by:
Wladimir Klitschko