Lennox Lewis Record & Stats

Lennox Lewis Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 13 years and 11 months, Lennox Lewis fought 44 times with 41 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on June 21, 2003, Lewis' boxing record stood at 41-2-1 (32 KO wins, 2 KO losses).

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West Ham, London, England
“The Lion”
Born
Sep 2, 1965
Age
57
Debut
Jun 27, 1989
Record
41-2-1
Rounds
225
KOs
32 (72.7%)
Height
196 cm
Reach
213 cm
Ape Index
17 cm
Stance
Orthodox
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Lennox Lewis' record and stats
Lennox Lewis' Record

      Lennox Lewis (The Lion) is a retired British professional boxer. He was born in West Ham, London, England on September 2, 1965. Lewis made his professional boxing debut at the age of 23 on June 27, 1989. He is a former heavyweight world champion. He is 57 years old, and will be turning 58 in 6 months and 29 days. Lewis is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights44
      Wins41
      Losses2
      Draws1
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins32
      Total Title Wins5
      Title Defenses13
      Title-Fight KO Wins10
      Losses via KO2
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      44Jun 21, 200337 Vitali Klitschko WinTKO6
      43Jun 8, 200236 Mike Tyson WinKO8
      42Nov 17, 200136 Hasim Rahman WinKO4
      41Apr 22, 200135 Hasim Rahman LossKO5
      40Nov 11, 200035 David Tua WinUD
      39Jul 15, 200034 Francois Botha WinTKO2
      38Apr 29, 200034 Michael Grant WinKO2
      37Nov 13, 199934 Evander Holyfield WinUD
      36Mar 13, 199933 Evander Holyfield DrawSD
      35Sep 26, 199833Željko Mavrović WinUD
      34Mar 28, 199832 Shannon Briggs WinTKO5
      33Oct 4, 199732 Andrew Golota WinKO1
      32Jul 12, 199731Henry Akinwande WinDQ
      31Feb 7, 199731 Oliver McCall WinTKO5
      30May 10, 199630 Ray MercerWinMD
      29Oct 7, 199530 Tommy MorrisonWinTKO6
      28Jul 2, 199529Justin FortuneWinTKO4
      27May 13, 199529Lionel ButlerWinTKO5
      26Sep 24, 199429 Oliver McCall LossTKO2
      25May 6, 199428Phil Jackson WinTKO8
      24Oct 1, 199328 Frank Bruno WinTKO7
      23May 8, 199327 Tony Tucker WinUD
      22Oct 31, 199227 Donovan RuddockWinTKO2
      21Aug 11, 199226Mike DixonWinTKO4
      20Apr 30, 199226Derek WilliamsWinTKO3
      19Feb 1, 199226Levi BillupsWinUD
      18Nov 23, 199126 Tyrell BiggsWinTKO3
      17Sep 30, 199126Glenn McCroryWinKO2
      16Jul 12, 199125 Mike WeaverWinKO6
      15Mar 6, 199125 Gary MasonWinTKO7
      14Oct 31, 199025Jean-Maurice ChanetWinTKO6
      13Jul 11, 199024Mike AceyWinKO2
      12Jun 27, 199024Ossie OcasioWinUD
      11May 20, 199024Dan MurphyWinTKO6
      10May 9, 199024Jorge DascolaWinKO1
      9Apr 14, 199024Michael SimuweluWinTKO1
      8Mar 22, 199024Calvin JonesWinKO1
      7Jan 31, 199024Noel QuarlessWinTKO2
      6Dec 18, 198924Greg GorrellWinTKO5
      5Nov 5, 198924Melvin EppsWinDQ
      4Oct 10, 198924Steve GarberWinKO1
      3Sep 25, 198924Andrew GerrardWinTKO4
      2Jul 21, 198923Bruce JohnsonWinTKO2
      1Jun 27, 198923Al MalcolmWinKO2

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      Lennox Lewis is 196 cm tall (6' 5.17") with a reach of 213 cm (6' 11.86"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 17 cm (6.69"). Lewis has a 72.7% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Lennox Lewis' professional boxing career spanned more than 13 years — from 1989 to 2003.

      Lewis made his debut against Al Malcolm at the age of 23 on June 27, 1989, defeating Malcolm via 2nd round KO. He went on to win 24 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 20 wins via stoppage.

      Lewis got elevated as the heavyweight world WBC champion at the age of 27 after 22 professional fights, and had his first title defense fight against Tony Tucker on May 8, 1993, and won via 12 round unanimous decision.

      He was a undisputed heavyweight world champion, and has won five world titles at heavyweight. He was elevated as world champion twice. For all the details about Lewis' world title wins and defenses refer to "Lennox Lewis World Titles".

      Some of Lewis' best fights and notable victories include wins over Evander Holyfield, Michael Grant, Vitali Klitschko, Hasim Rahman, David Tua, Mike Tyson, and Andrew Golota.

      Lennox Lewis had a total of two losses in his professional boxing career — both of them in title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Oliver McCall via 2nd round TKO on September 24, 1994, which ended his 25-fight win streak. Both of Lewis' losses came via stoppage. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Lennox Lewis' losses".

      His last professional fight was a heavyweight title defense bout against Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko on June 21, 2003. Lewis won the fight via 6th round TKO and defended his WBC and The Ring titles. It's been 19 years, 7 months, and 14 days since this fight.

      Lewis retired from professional boxing with a record of 41-2-1, which included 32 knockout wins and 2 losses via knockout, and 5 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2009.

      Career Highlights

      Lennox Lewis fought a total of 44 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances. These 10 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Lennox Lewis vs. Tony Tucker

        A 27-year old Lennox Lewis (22-0, 19 KO) got elevated as WBC heavyweight champion and defended the title against Tony Tucker. Tucker was 34 years old with a record of 48-1. Tucker was on a 14-fight win streak with 39 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Lewis had a 5 cm reach advantage over Tucker.

        Lewis defeated Tucker via 12 round unanimous decision to retain the WBC heavyweight title.

      • Lennox Lewis vs. Andrew Golota

        A 32-year old Lennox Lewis (31-1, 25 KO) faced Andrew Golota, who was 29 years old with a record of 28-2 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Golota was on a two-fight losing streak. Lewis was the taller of the two by 3 cms and also had a 12 cm reach advantage.

        Lewis defeated Golota via 1st round KO to retain the WBC heavyweight title.

      • Lennox Lewis vs. Shannon Briggs

        A 32-year old Lennox Lewis (32-1, 26 KO) faced Shannon Briggs, who was 26 years old with a record of 30-1 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Briggs was on a five-fight win streak with 24 KO wins. Lewis was the taller of the two by 3 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage.

        Lewis defeated Briggs via 5th round TKO to retain the WBC heavyweight title.

      • Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield II

        In an immediate rematch, a 34-year old Lennox Lewis (34-1-1, 27 KO) faced Evander Holyfield, who was now 37 years old with a record of 36-3-1 in a undisputed heavyweight championship bout. Their last fight had ended in a draw. Lewis was the taller of the two by 7 cms and also had a 16 cm reach advantage.

        Lewis defeated Holyfield via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles and retain the WBC heavyweight title.

      • Lennox Lewis vs. Michael Grant

        A 34-year old Lennox Lewis (35-1-1, 27 KO) faced an undefeated Michael Grant, who was 27 years old with a record of 31-0 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Grant was on a 31-fight win streak with 22 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 5 cm reach advantage over Lewis.

        Lewis defeated Grant via 2nd round KO to retain the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles. He handed Grant the first loss of his career, and put an end to Grant's 31-fight win streak.

      • Lennox Lewis vs. Francois Botha

        A 34-year old Lennox Lewis (36-1-1, 28 KO) faced Francois Botha, who was 31 years old with a record of 40-2-1 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Botha was on a one-fight win streak with 25 KO wins. Lewis was the taller of the two by 8 cms and also had a 25 cm reach advantage.

        Lewis defeated Botha via 2nd round TKO to retain the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles.

      • Lennox Lewis vs. David Tua

        A 35-year old Lennox Lewis (37-1-1, 29 KO) faced David Tua, who was 27 years old with a record of 37-1 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Tua was on a 10-fight win streak with 32 KO wins. Lewis was the taller of the two by 18 cms and also had a 35 cm reach advantage.

        Lewis defeated Tua via 12 round unanimous decision to retain the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles.

      • Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman II

        In an immediate rematch, a 36-year old Lennox Lewis (38-2-1, 29 KO) faced Hasim Rahman, who was now 29 years old with a record of 35-2. Lewis had lost to Rahman in their last fight. Lewis was the taller of the two by 7 cms and also had a 5 cm reach advantage.

        Lewis defeated Rahman via 4th round KO to win the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles.

      • Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson

        A 36-year old Lennox Lewis (39-2-1, 30 KO) faced Mike Tyson, who was 35 years old with a record of 49-3 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Tyson was on a four-fight win streak with 43 KO wins. Lewis was the taller of the two by 18 cms and also had a 33 cm reach advantage.

        Lewis defeated Tyson via 8th round KO to retain the WBC, IBF, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Lennox Lewis vs. Vitali Klitschko

        A 37-year old Lennox Lewis (40-2-1, 31 KO) faced Vitali Klitschko, who was 31 years old with a record of 32-1 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Klitschko was on a five-fight win streak with 31 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms but Lewis had a 12 cm reach advantage over Klitschko.

        Lewis defeated Klitschko via 6th round TKO to retain the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

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