Lennox Lewis - the legendary boxer

Lennox Lewis - the famous boxer, professional. British boxer born in 1965 in Vestheme. Athlete Climbing started an amateur boxer, like many of his predecessors. Lewis boxing's most prestigious weight category - heavy.

Lennox Lewis - the legendary boxer

Amateur boxing

Lennox Lewis was a member of two Olympic Games: in 1984 and 1988. At that time he was a member of the Canadian national team, and therefore, it is represented that country.

In the first game Lennox failed to achieve any results: the boxer failed to even pass the qualifying round. But the second time Lewis was able to rehabilitate. Boxer could win a major achievement in his career. While many did not consider winning Lennox unconditional, because in those games danger is Cuban team. In the final battle, the British boxer managed to beat Riddick Bowe - boxer whose fate brought Lewis back in the professional ring.

The absolute champion of

In autumn 1992, there was an open tournament in which his skills show strong global heavyweights. The tournament was held for the purpose of awarding the title of absolute champion of his weight.

First Lennox Lewis easily defeated Radokoma Donovan. The second semi-final boxing fans remember the victory of the British over Evander Holyfield. But known Riddick Bowe izyavil no desire to fight with Lennox, for which he paid his championship belt. It was rare to see a boxing Lennox Lewis could impress the judges and the audience.

Lennox Lewis - the legendary boxer

The dramatic confrontation

Lennox Lewis fights are always notable for their dramatic. For example, in 1994 he was defeated in a duel with Oliver McCall. But after 3 years Lennox managed in a rematch to win the same McCauley and regain the title.

Lennox Lewis met in the ring, even with such eminent heavyweight Mike Tyson in 2002. By the way, this fight he won in the 8th round knockout strike through. In combat Vitali Klychko (Ukrainian boxer) defeated in Round 6. The bout ended by TKO. Klitschko was badly cracked eyebrow.

All boxing fans in 1999, watching the spectacular fights between Evander Hollyfild and Lennox Lewis. The first fight was a draw, but in the second part of the Lewis won a spectacular victory and won the title of invincible.

Call Klitschko

After his retirement from professional boxing on one of the press conferences, the British champion told everyone that he was ready to return to the ring for his fight with Klitschko, but with some of the brothers is not explained.

In addition, he said the boxer is very interesting news. It turns out that during his visit to the Russian capital, he was offered $ 50 million for the fact that he will fight with any of the Klitschko brothers.

Lennox Lewis - the legendary boxer

But the Briton did not agree on the amount of voiced, it is much more satisfied with a reward of 100 million. And it seems that Lewis says it's not a joke. He said that the Russian side is thinking over the offer.

British champion said he would be ready to fight in six months. Boxer diligently preparing for this battle.

Life Brit

In 2002, all the American media are full of information about what the absolute boxing champion met his other half and is going to marry. Many said that Lennox wants to connect his life with the singer Aisha Max. But gossip was not destined to be realized.

3 years after the fight with Tyson, Lewis married a Jamaican beauty Violet Chang. The couple had four lovely daughters. Wife of boxer insisted that Lewis ended his professional career. The question was acutely athlete appeared before a choice: either sports or family. Of course, Lennox has chosen his wife and daughters.