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).

West Ham, London, England
“The Lion”
Sep 2, 1965
Jun 27, 1989
32 (72.7%)
196 cm
213 cm
Ape Index
17 cm
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      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 two months and 24 days. Lewis is a Hall of Famer.

      Fight Record

      Total Fights44
      KO Wins32
      Total Title Wins5
      Title Defenses13
      Title-Fight KO Wins10
      Losses via KO2
      44Jun 21, 200337Vitali KlitschkoWin *TKO6
      43Jun 8, 200236Mike TysonWin *KO8
      42Nov 17, 200136Hasim RahmanWin *KO4
      41Apr 22, 200135Hasim RahmanLoss *KO5
      40Nov 11, 200035David TuaWin *UD
      39Jul 15, 200034Francois BothaWin *TKO2
      38Apr 29, 200034Michael GrantWin *KO2
      37Nov 13, 199934Evander HolyfieldWin *UD
      36Mar 13, 199933Evander HolyfieldDraw *SD
      35Sep 26, 199833Željko MavrovićWin *UD
      34Mar 28, 199832Shannon BriggsWin *TKO5
      33Oct 4, 199732Andrew GolotaWin *KO1
      32Jul 12, 199731Henry AkinwandeWin *DQ
      31Feb 7, 199731Oliver McCallWin *TKO5
      30May 10, 199630Ray MercerWinMD
      29Oct 7, 199530Tommy MorrisonWinTKO6
      28Jul 2, 199529Justin FortuneWinTKO4
      27May 13, 199529Lionel ButlerWinTKO5
      26Sep 24, 199429Oliver McCallLoss *TKO2
      25May 6, 199428Phil JacksonWin *TKO8
      24Oct 1, 199328Frank BrunoWin *TKO7
      23May 8, 199327Tony TuckerWin *UD
      22Oct 31, 199227Donovan RuddockWinTKO2
      21Aug 11, 199226Mike DixonWinTKO4
      20Apr 30, 199226Derek WilliamsWinTKO3
      19Feb 1, 199226Levi BillupsWinUD
      18Nov 23, 199126Tyrell BiggsWinTKO3
      17Sep 30, 199126Glenn McCroryWinKO2
      16Jul 12, 199125Mike WeaverWinKO6
      15Mar 6, 199125Gary 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

      * World-title fight

      World Titles

      Lewis was a heavyweight world champion. He has held five world titles at the heavyweight weight division, one of which was a vacant title win and two of which were championship elevations, the rest two were lineal championship wins.

      Weight DivisionWorld Titles Held
      HeavyweightWBA, WBC, IBF 2x, The Ring


      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. Of his total 32 KO wins, 19 were in the early rounds and 13 in the mid rounds. He has five first-round KO wins.

      Career Summary

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

      Lewis made his professional boxing 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 three Hall-of-Famers (Vitali Klitschko, Mike Tyson, and Evander Holyfield), Michael Grant, Hasim Rahman, David Tua, and Andrew Golota.

      Lewis had a total of two losses in his professional boxing career.

      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, 11 months, and 19 days since this fight.

      Career Highlights

      Lewis fought a total of 44 times during his professional career, which includes 18 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These 10 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • May 8, 1993: Lewis gets elevated as the WBC heavyweight champion and has his first world-title fight, and successfully defends the title against Tony Tucker winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • October 4, 1997: Lewis successfully defends the WBC heavyweight title against Andrew Golota, winning the fight via 1st round KO.

      • March 28, 1998: Lewis successfully defends the WBC heavyweight title against Shannon Briggs, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • November 13, 1999: Lewis becomes the undisputed heavyweight world champion by defeating Evander Holyfield via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBC, WBA, and IBF heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • April 29, 2000: Lewis successfully defends the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles against Michael Grant, winning the fight via 2nd round KO.

      • July 15, 2000: Lewis successfully defends the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles against Francois Botha, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • November 11, 2000: Lewis successfully defends the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles against David Tua, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • November 17, 2001: Lewis becomes a unified heavyweight world champion by beating Hasim Rahman via 4th round KO. He now holds the WBC and IBF heavyweight world-champion belts.

      • June 8, 2002: Lewis successfully defends the WBC, IBF, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Mike Tyson, winning the fight via 8th round KO.

      • June 21, 2003: Lewis successfully defends the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles against Vitali Klitschko, winning the fight via 6th round TKO.


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