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Lennox Lewis Net Worth

Lennox Lewis Net Worth. Lennox Claudius Lewis CM CBE (born 2 September 1965) is a boxing commentator and former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2003. He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed championship. Holding dual British and Canadian citizenship, Lewis represented Canada as an amateur at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics; in the latter, he won a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division.

In his first three years as a professional, Lewis won several regional heavyweight championships, including the EuropeanBritish, and Commonwealth titles. After winning his first 21 fights, he defeated Donovan Ruddock in 1992 to take over the number one position in the WBC rankings. He was declared WBC heavyweight champion later that year after Riddick Bowe gave up the title to avoid defending it against Lewis. He defended the title three times before an upset knockout loss to Oliver McCall in 1994. Lewis avenged the loss in a 1997 rematch to win back the vacant WBC title.

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 2000, the WBA stripped Lewis of his title when he chose to face Michael Grant instead of mandatory challenger John Ruiz. Similarly, the IBF stripped Lewis of their title in 2002 when he chose not to face their mandatory challenger Chris Byrd.

Lewis was knocked out by Hasim Rahman in an upset in 2001, but this defeat was avenged later in the year. In 2002, Lewis defeated Mike Tyson in one of the most highly anticipated fights in boxing history. Prior to the event, Lewis was awarded the Ring magazine heavyweight title, which had been discontinued in the late 1980s. In what would be his final fight, Lewis defeated Vitali Klitschko in a brutal and bloody encounter in 2003. He vacated his remaining titles and retired from boxing in 2004.

Lewis often refers to himself as “the pugilist specialist”. He is 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) tall, with an 84 in (213 cm) reach, and weighed about 245 lb (111 kg) during his boxing prime. He is regarded by many as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, and one of the greatest British fighters of all time.

What is Lennox Lewis’ Net Worth?

Net Worth: $140 Million

Date of Birth: Sep 2, 1965 (58 years old)

Place of Birth: West Ham

Gender: Male

Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.949 m)

Profession: Professional Boxer, Actor

Lennox Lewis is a former professional boxer and three-time heavyweight champion who has a net worth of $140 million. He is considered by many to be the greatest British boxer of all time. His 2002 fight against Mike Tyson generated a then-record 1.95 million Pay Per View buys. During his career, Lennox earned hundreds of millions of dollars from guaranteed purses and, more importantly, PPV bonuses. He earned roughly $50 million from that one Tyson fight alone.

Early Life and Amateur Career

Lennox Claudius Lewis was born on September 2nd, 1965 in West Ham, London, England. His parents were originally from Jamaica. When he was born, he weighed over 10 lbs. When he was twelve, he moved to Ontario, Canada with his mother. He attended Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, a public school located in Kitchener, Ontario.

At school, he was heavily involved in sports, playing Canadian football, soccer, and basketball. When he was thirteen, he decided that his favorite sport was boxing, and he began training and quickly became a successful amateur boxer.

In 1983, he won a gold medal at the Junior World Championship, and at age eighteen, he was asked to represent Canada in the Super-Heavyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. At the time, he was named the 6th best heavyweight boxer in the world by the International Boxing Association. He advanced to the quarterfinals at the Olympics but lost to Tyrell Biggs of the United States who went on to win the gold medal. Following the Olympics, he decided to continue boxing as an amateur in order to be able to compete in the 1988 Summer Olympics. He lost to Petar Stoimenov of Bulgaria in the 1986 World Championships, but he won a gold medal later that year at the Commonwealth Games.

Nyongesa Sande
Nyongesa Sande
Nyongesa Sande is a Kenyan blogger, Pan Africanist,c olumnist Political Activist , blogger, informer & businesman who has interest in politics, governance, corporate fraud, human rights and television personality.

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