What Was So Special About Lennox Lewis That..?

Lennox Lewis

Lennox Lewis had a punch that consistently stupefied his opponents in the ring. He was basically fast and furious when in the ring. The former three-time world heavyweight champion was a hard ‘nut’ to break when he expertly competed from 1989 to 2003.

The 55 year-old fighter, is also a double cross lineal hero, and remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed title. Lennox Lewis was like a gentle giant – who barely talks or makes so much noise, yet was that wild and forceful in the ring.

Unfortunately, he lost his WBC title to Oliver McCall on 24 September 1994 in an immense upset at the Wembley Arena in London. This was shocking to many boxing fans across the world. In the second round, McCall handled an incredible right jab, putting Lewis on the floor.

Lewis got back to his feet at the count of six, he staggered forward into the hands of the referee in a shock. Then again, Lewis quit any pretense of confining the fall of 2002, where he surrendered the IBF bit of his heavyweight title.

While still perceived as the legitimate heavyweight title holder, Lewis declared his retirement in 2004 with a record of 41 wins (32 by knockout), 2 losses, and 1 draw. Lennox Lewis who was perceived as one of the hardest hitting fighters ever, was on so often ‘too much’ for his opponents.

One of his most talked bout was between himself and former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. At that time, Lennox Lewis was the defending unified WBC, IBF, IBO, and the Ring champion, in this manner the bout was a BIG Match.

Lewis had some tough time battling ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson. However, he went hard on Tyson in the eighth round, and took him out. Indeed, Lewis knocked Tyson out in two seperate bouts.

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Other than this fight, Lewis also crushed Klitschko by means of 6th round (TKO) after the fight was stopped because of an extreme cut over Klitschko’s left eye. This was the last battle of Lewis’ career, having chosen to resign after in the long run rejecting a rematch.

Lennox Lewis was remarkable during his dynamic years- – winning virtually the entirety of his top fights including the one with Evander Holyfield.

Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Holyfield having a nice time with ring colleagues after many years of retiring from boxing

Lewis became an undisputed champion by defeating Evander Holyfield, effectively bringing together his WBC title (and the delicately respected IBO title) with Holyfield’s WBA and IBF titles.

Lewis gave up boxing with 41 wins, against just two loses and one draw. The former professional fighter is assessed to be Worth $140 Million.

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