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Lennox Lewis, CM, CBE
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Statistics
Real name Lennox Claudius Lewis
Nickname(s) The Lion
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Reach 84 in (213 cm)
Nationality Canadian
British
Born September 2, 1965 (1965-09-02) (age 55)
West Ham, London, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 44
Wins 41
Wins by KO 32
Losses 2
Draws 1
No contests 0
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Medal record
Men's boxing
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Gold 1988 Seoul Super heavyweight
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1986 Edinburgh Super heavyweight

Lennox Claudius Lewis CM CBE (born September 2, 1965 in West Ham, London, England, United Kingdom) is a British/Canadian retired professional boxer. Lewis is one of five people to have won the heavyweight championship three times. Lewis was inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2009. Lewis holds notable victories over many people: Mike Tyson, Donovan Ruddock, Tony Tucker, Frank Bruno, Andrew Golota, Michael Grant, David Tua, Hasim Rahman, and Vitali Klitschko.

Lewis lives in Miami Beach with his wife, former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang and their two children, a daughter named Ling and a son named Landon.


Awards
Preceded by
Michael Owen
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
1999
Succeeded by
Steve Redgrave
Preceded by
Shane Mosley
BWAA Fighter of the Year
1999
Succeeded by
Felix Trinidad


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