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Sunday, 31 March 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : LENNOX LEWIS - BLACK HEAVY WEIGHT BOXER : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

Lennox  Clandius Lewis C,M.  CBE  -  Born 2nd September 1965 is a retired boxer and the most recent undisputed world heavy weight champion. He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. As an amateur he won gold representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games after defeating future heavy weight champion Ridduk Bowe in the final. Lewis turned professional in 1989 winning his first 21 fights. In 1002 he knocked out Don and eventually be Donvan Ruddock  to take over the number one position in the world boxing council (WBC) ranking and eventually be declared WBC heavy weight champion in 1993. Lewis lost the title to Oliver McCall in 1994 but defeated McCall in a rematch to win the vacant WBC title in 1997. He went on to defend the title four times, becoming the Lineal Champion after beating Slannoa  Briggs by KO in 1998.

He became undisputed champion after defeating Evander Holyfield in November 1999. After defeating Mike Tyson by a KO in 2002 and stopping Vitali Klitichko in 2003 Lennox Lewis retired from boxing in 2004/ Lewis was born on 2nd September 1965 in West Ham, London England to Jamaican born parents. Lennox moved to Ontario, Canada in 1977 at the age 12. He attended Cameron Heights

































collegiate Institute for high school were he excelled in Canadian Football, Soccer, and Basketball. Lewis eventually decided that his favorite sports was boxing.