Lennox Lewis is a British-Canadian based retired boxer, who is best recognised for winning 41 from total 44 fights.
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Lennox Lewis was born in the year 1965 to parents who were born in Jamaica. His birthplace was London, situated in England. It is known that during his birth he actually weighed 4.8 kg, and he was offered a name, i.e. Lennox by the doctor, the person who said he appeared similar to Lennox.
He relocated towards Kitchener, situated in Canada during the year 1977 when he was of age 12. This boxer has appeared in Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute during high school, wherein he outshined in Canadian football, basketball and soccer.
During 1982–1983 based school years this boxer has assisted school’s AAA basketball squad in winning the Ontario provincial championship.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 2 September 1965, Lennox Lewis is 55 years old as of today’s date 8th October 2020. His height is 1.96 m. Tall, and weight is 116 kg.
Lennox Lewis started off his career by featuring as a leading amateur boxer as well as he too won the amateur junior title globally during the year 1983.
This is because he finally agreed that his preferred sport was boxing. When he was of age 18, he has signified Canada within super-heavyweight section during the year 1984 Summer Olympics inside Los Angeles.
This boxer actually advanced towards quarter-finals, wherein he essentially lost through the decision to Tyrell Biggs, the one who went on to receive the gold medal by the win.
During his initial three years served as a professional, he has won many regional heavyweight championships, like British, European, and Commonwealth titles. After he has won his initial 21 fights, he has beaten Donovan Ruddock during the year 1992 in order to seek number one place in WBC rankings.
Lewis has won the lineal title through winning against Shannon Briggs during the year 1998. It is known that two bouts played against Evander Holyfield during the year 1999 perceived Lewis being an undisputed heavyweight champion through uniting his WBC title along with Holyfield’s IBF and WBA titles, and even vacant IBO title.
This boxer was bashed out by Hasim Rahman during the year 2001 upset; however, this loss was revenged afterwards in the year. In next year, he won against Mike Tyson in one among the greatest highly anticipated bouts in the history of boxing.
Before that event, he was bestowed with the Ring magazine heavyweight title, the one that was obsolete during the late 1980s. In his final fight, in the year 2003, he won against Vitali Klitschko inside a bloody meet. He emptied his residual titles and attained retirement from boxing during the year 2004.
Awards & Achievements
Lennox Lewis is acknowledged as a previous Heavyweight boxer as well as undisputed World Champion, winning 41 from 44 bouts, adding to his achievement.
He too won Gold Medal at the year 1988 Olympics Games. It is known that he is one among only five boxers who have won the Heavyweight Championship for three times.
In the year 1999, the boxer was entitled Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America, as well as BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Net Worth & Salary of Lennox Lewis in 2020
As of October 2020, Lennox Lewis has an estimated net worth of $150 million. He has made most of his fortune with his career shaped well as a boxer, and he is presently retired. His income is high as he has won 41 from total 44 fights, including wins against Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Vitali Klitschko.
Initially, he has knocked out Donovan Ruddock for acquiring #1 position in World Boxing Council (briefly as WBC) rankings, also later he was announced WBC heavyweight champion during the year 1993. He is rich because he has luxurious homes in Hertfordshire, Jamaica as well as in Florida.
Lennox Lewis is one of those boxers who succeeded in attaining net worth in three figures. This boxer has gone across the long way till finally made a name for himself globally as one of the supreme heavyweight boxers of all time. Moreover, he is the greatest recent undisputed world heavyweight champion.