Lennox Lewis

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Lennox Claudius Lewis, (born 2 September 1965) is a retired professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2003.wikipedia
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Riddick Bowe

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Holding dual British and Canadian citizenship, Lewis represented Canada as an amateur at the 1988 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division after defeating Riddick Bowe in the final.
Bowe vacated the WBC title later that year in protest, instead of defending the title against their number one contender, Lennox Lewis.

Oliver McCall

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He defended the title three times before an upset knockout loss to Oliver McCall in 1994.
A veteran of the sport for over three decades, he is best known for winning the WBC heavyweight title in 1994 by scoring an upset knockout victory over Lennox Lewis.

Donovan Ruddock

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After winning his first 21 fights, he defeated Donovan Ruddock in 1992 to take over the number one position in the WBC rankings.
He is known for his two fights against Mike Tyson in 1991, and a fight against Lennox Lewis in 1992.

Michael Grant (boxer)

Michael Grant
In 2000, the WBA stripped Lewis of their title when he chose to face Michael Grant instead of mandatory challenger John Ruiz.
The pinnacle of Grant's boxing career came in 2000, when he unsuccessfully challenged Lennox Lewis for the IBF, WBC and IBO heavyweight titles.

Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman

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Lewis was knocked out by Hasim Rahman in a 2001 upset, but this defeat was avenged later in the year.
Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman, billed as "Thunder in Africa", was a professional boxing match contested on April 22, 2001 in Brakpan, South Africa, for the WBC, IBF, IBO and Lineal Heavyweight Championships.

Lineal championship

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He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed title.
Several top boxers have specified holding the lineal championship as a personal accomplishment (e.g. Lennox Lewis ) or goal (e.g., Nate Campbell ).

1988 Summer Olympics

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Holding dual British and Canadian citizenship, Lewis represented Canada as an amateur at the 1988 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division after defeating Riddick Bowe in the final.

Evander Holyfield

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Two fights against Evander Holyfield in 1999 (the first ending in a controversial draw) saw Lewis become undisputed heavyweight champion by unifying his WBC title with Holyfield's WBA and IBF titles, as well as the vacant IBO title.
In 1999 he faced Lennox Lewis in a unification fight for the undisputed WBA, WBC and IBF titles, which ended in a controversial split draw.

Mike Tyson

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In 2002, Lewis defeated Mike Tyson in one of the most highly anticipated fights in boxing history.
In 2002, Tyson fought for the world heavyweight title again at the age of 35, losing by knockout to Lennox Lewis.

Hasim Rahman

Lewis was knocked out by Hasim Rahman in a 2001 upset, but this defeat was avenged later in the year.
Rahman first became known on the world stage in 2001 when he scored an upset knockout victory against Lennox Lewis to win the unified heavyweight championship.

Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson

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In 2002, Lewis defeated Mike Tyson in one of the most highly anticipated fights in boxing history.
The defending unified WBC, IBF, IBO heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis defeated former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson by knockout in the eighth round.

Heavyweight

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He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed title.
Only six boxers in the history of the heavyweight division have been world heavyweight champion on three separate occasions: Muhammad Ali, (Lineal title) Evander Holyfield, Michael Moorer, Lennox Lewis, Vitali Klitschko and Ruslan Chagaev.

John Ruiz

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In 2000, the WBA stripped Lewis of their title when he chose to face Michael Grant instead of mandatory challenger John Ruiz.
After Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield for the undisputed (WBA, WBC, and IBF) heavyweight title in late 1999, the WBA ordered Lewis to defend the title against Ruiz, their #1-ranked contender, but Lewis refused.

International Boxing Organization

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Two fights against Evander Holyfield in 1999 (the first ending in a controversial draw) saw Lewis become undisputed heavyweight champion by unifying his WBC title with Holyfield's WBA and IBF titles, as well as the vacant IBO title.

Kellie Maloney

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Lewis signed with boxing promoter Frank Maloney and his early professional career was filled with knockouts of journeymen, as well as fighters such as Osvaldo Ocasio.
Kellie Maloney (born Francis "Frank" Maloney, 1953) is a British boxing manager and promoter who managed Lennox Lewis to the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world.

Undisputed champion

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He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed title.
Five months after Lennox Lewis unified the WBC, IBF and WBA belts to become the undisputed heavyweight champion, a U.S. Federal Judge ruled that Lewis would be stripped by the WBA of their world championship belt for fighting Michael Grant instead of the association's #1 contender, John Ruiz.

Lennox Lewis vs. Frank Bruno

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The Lennox Lewis vs. Frank Bruno fight was the first time two British-born boxers fought for a version of the world heavyweight title in the modern era.
Lennox Lewis vs. Frank Bruno, billed as "The Battle of Britain" was a professional boxing match contested on 1 October 1993 at Cardiff Arms Park in Wales.

Gary Mason (boxer)

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In his next fight in March 1991, Lewis won the British title against undefeated, world-ranked Gary Mason, and in April 1992 won the Commonwealth title against Derek Williams.
Mason fought 38 times as a professional in a career that spanned 10 years from 1984 to 1994, with 37 wins (34 by knockout) and only one loss, that being to Lennox Lewis when he challenged for the European title in 1991.

World Boxing Council

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After winning his first 21 fights, he defeated Donovan Ruddock in 1992 to take over the number one position in the WBC rankings.
Among those to have been recognized by the WBC as world champions were the undefeated and undisputed champion (46-0) Joe Calzaghe, Floyd Mayweather Jr (50-0), Roy Jones, Jr., Wilfred Benítez, Wilfredo Gómez, Julio César Chávez, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Mike Tyson, Salvador Sánchez, Héctor Camacho, Marvin Hagler, Carlos Monzón, Rodrigo Valdez, Roberto Durán, Juan Laporte, Félix Trinidad, Edwin Rosario, Bernard Hopkins, Alexis Argüello, Nigel Benn, Lennox Lewis, Vitali Klitschko, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, Tony Bellew, and Mairis Briedis.

Frank Bruno

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Lewis defended the belt three times, defeating Tony Tucker, whom he knocked down for the first time in Tucker's career, and Frank Bruno and Phil Jackson by knockout.
Bruno faced multiple top-rated heavyweights throughout his career, including two fights against Mike Tyson in 1989 and 1996, and a domestic clash against Lennox Lewis in 1993.

Phil Jackson (boxer)

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Lewis defended the belt three times, defeating Tony Tucker, whom he knocked down for the first time in Tucker's career, and Frank Bruno and Phil Jackson by knockout.
Phil Jackson (born May 11, 1964) is a retired professional heavyweight boxer, best known for challenging Lennox Lewis for the WBC Heavyweight Title in 1994.

Vitali Klitschko

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In what would be his final fight, in 2003, Lewis defeated Vitali Klitschko in a bloody encounter.
Klitschko rebounded from his loss to Byrd by reeling off five victories in a row, earning himself a shot at WBC Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis.

Lionel Butler

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In his first comeback fight, Lewis was given a chance to fight for the mandatory challenger position within the WBC and won it by knocking out American contender Lionel Butler.
He is perhaps best known for his 1995 bout with Lennox Lewis.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

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In 1999 he was named Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America, and BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Barry McGuigan, Greg Rusedski and Lennox Lewis originally competed for Ireland (McGuigan) and Canada (Rusedski and Lewis) respectively, but had completed their transfer of allegiance to Great Britain by the time of their awards.

Jorge Luis González

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He had a close fight against Cuban Jorge Luis González at the 1987 Pan American Games super-heavyweight finals: the American judge scored the bout in favour of Lewis 60–57, while the judges from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Uruguay scored the bout 59–58 for González.