Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman (1st meeting)

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2001-04-22 : Lennox Lewis 253½ lbs lost to Hasim Rahman 238 lbs by KO at 2:32 in round 5 of 12

Notes

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  • Lewis was undertrained, having been involved in filming Ocean's Eleven.
  • Lewis was a 15-1 favourite entering the fight.
  • A right cross flush on the jaw sends Lewis to the canvas for the count.
  • Named The Ring magazine Upset of the Year and Knockout of the Year for 2001.


Preceded by:
Lewis vs. Tua
WBC Heavyweight Title Fight
# 85
Succeeded by:
Rahman vs. Lewis II
Preceded by:
Lewis vs. Tua
IBF Heavyweight Title Fight
# 37
Succeeded by:
Rahman vs. Lewis II
Preceded by:
Lewis vs. Tua
IBO Heavyweight Title Fight
# 17
Succeeded by:
Rahman vs. Lewis II