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In a professional boxing career spanning 13 years and 11 months, Lennox Lewis fought 44 times with 41 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw.
Lewis retired from professional boxing with a record of 41-2-1, which included two world-championship elevations, five world-title wins, and 13 successful title defense fights at the heavyweight weight division. He had a 72.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 32 of his total 44 fights being knockout wins, 10 of which were in title fights. Lewis lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.
His last fight was a 6th round TKO victory over Vitali Klitschko on June 21, 2003. Lewis successfully defended the heavyweight WBC and The Ring titles in this fight.
Some of Lewis' best fights and notable victories include wins over three Hall-of-Famers (Vitali Klitschko, Mike Tyson, and Evander Holyfield), Hasim Rahman, Michael Grant, David Tua, and Shannon Briggs.
|44||Jun 21, 2003||37||Vitali Klitschko||Win *||TKO6|
|43||Jun 8, 2002||36||Mike Tyson||Win *||KO8|
|42||Nov 17, 2001||36||Hasim Rahman||Win *||KO4|
|41||Apr 22, 2001||35||Hasim Rahman||Loss *||KO5|
|40||Nov 11, 2000||35||David Tua||Win *||UD|
|39||Jul 15, 2000||34||Francois Botha||Win *||TKO2|
|38||Apr 29, 2000||34||Michael Grant||Win *||KO2|
|37||Nov 13, 1999||34||Evander Holyfield||Win *||UD|
|36||Mar 13, 1999||33||Evander Holyfield||Draw *||SD|
|35||Sep 26, 1998||33||Željko Mavrović||Win *||UD|
|34||Mar 28, 1998||32||Shannon Briggs||Win *||TKO5|
|33||Oct 4, 1997||32||Andrew Golota||Win *||KO1|
|32||Jul 12, 1997||31||Henry Akinwande||Win *||DQ|
|31||Feb 7, 1997||31||Oliver McCall||Win *||TKO5|
|30||May 10, 1996||30||Ray Mercer||Win||MD|
|29||Oct 7, 1995||30||Tommy Morrison||Win||TKO6|
|28||Jul 2, 1995||29||Justin Fortune||Win||TKO4|
|27||May 13, 1995||29||Lionel Butler||Win||TKO5|
|26||Sep 24, 1994||29||Oliver McCall||Loss *||TKO2|
|25||May 6, 1994||28||Phil Jackson||Win *||TKO8|
|24||Oct 1, 1993||28||Frank Bruno||Win *||TKO7|
|23||May 8, 1993||27||Tony Tucker||Win *||UD|
|22||Oct 31, 1992||27||Donovan Ruddock||Win||TKO2|
|21||Aug 11, 1992||26||Mike Dixon||Win||TKO4|
|20||Apr 30, 1992||26||Derek Williams||Win||TKO3|
|19||Feb 1, 1992||26||Levi Billups||Win||UD|
|18||Nov 23, 1991||26||Tyrell Biggs||Win||TKO3|
|17||Sep 30, 1991||26||Glenn McCrory||Win||KO2|
|16||Jul 12, 1991||25||Mike Weaver||Win||KO6|
|15||Mar 6, 1991||25||Gary Mason||Win||TKO7|
|14||Oct 31, 1990||25||Jean-Maurice Chanet||Win||TKO6|
|13||Jul 11, 1990||24||Mike Acey||Win||KO2|
|12||Jun 27, 1990||24||Ossie Ocasio||Win||UD|
|11||May 20, 1990||24||Dan Murphy||Win||TKO6|
|10||May 9, 1990||24||Jorge Dascola||Win||KO1|
|9||Apr 14, 1990||24||Michael Simuwelu||Win||TKO1|
|8||Mar 22, 1990||24||Calvin Jones||Win||KO1|
|7||Jan 31, 1990||24||Noel Quarless||Win||TKO2|
|6||Dec 18, 1989||24||Greg Gorrell||Win||TKO5|
|5||Nov 5, 1989||24||Melvin Epps||Win||DQ|
|4||Oct 10, 1989||24||Steve Garber||Win||KO1|
|3||Sep 25, 1989||24||Andrew Gerrard||Win||TKO4|
|2||Jul 21, 1989||23||Bruce Johnson||Win||TKO2|
|1||Jun 27, 1989||23||Al Malcolm||Win||KO2|
* World-title fight
Lennox Lewis (The Lion) is a 58-year old retired British professional boxer. He was born in West Ham, London, England on September 2, 1965. He is a former heavyweight world champion. Lewis was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2009. His 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.
He 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.
Lennox Lewis 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".
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 20 years, 5 months, and 18 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Lewis' fights refer to "All of Lennox Lewis' fights".
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 nine 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.
February 7, 1997: Lewis wins the WBC heavyweight title from Oliver McCall, by beating McCall via 5th round TKO.
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.
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.
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 Division||World Titles Held|
|Heavyweight||WBA, WBC, IBF 2x, The Ring|