3rd September 2012

Lennox Lewis is not only the greatest heavyweight Britain has produced but one of the best heavyweight champions of all time. He beat every man he ever faced in the ring, avenging his only two professional defeats in future fights.

Born in London on the 2nd September 1965 Lennox Lewis accomplished more in one boxing career than most people can imagine.  He is known for his calculated fighting style and grace in the ring.  Muhammad Ali famously said to Lewis, “You’re the greatest one there is, like me.”  George Foreman has described Lewis as “beyond doubt, the greatest heavyweight of all time.” Lewis’ decision to retire as the reigning heavyweight champion of the world in 2004 re-affirmed his reputation as a man who makes decisions for himself and sticks to his principles.

Lewis retired with an impressive record of 41 wins – 2 losses – 1 draw, 32 wins by knockout.

Before turning pro, Lewis held a remarkable amateur record of 85-9, which he capped with a gold medal for Team Canada at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

After turning professional in 1989, Lewis went on to gain the European title in 1990 and the British Commonwealth Heavyweight title in 1992. He was officially crowned the WBC Heavyweight Champion in January of 1993. In November 1999 Lewis and Evander Holyfield met once again in the ring after their earlier fight ended in a controversial draw. This time Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, unifying the WBC, WBA, IBO and IBF titles.

Along with Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield before him, Lewis is one of three boxers in history to have won the heavyweight championship three times. The crowning moment in his career came in June 2002 when Lewis ceremoniously defeated Mike Tyson.  The Lewis/Tyson 2002 fight was the highest grossing pay-per-view professional boxing fight for five years.

Visit the Lewis official website here

Career and fight videos of Lennox Lewis here

Lennox Lewis Documentary
 made before his fight with Frank Bruno – October 1993



They’re made. It’s not about winning in the ring. Or dominating in the field. It’s what you do with your life when the game is over, that makes you a champion.
Day-to-day stuff. Being a helpful member of your community. Overcoming a personal challenge. Setting a goal for yourself and getting there! Even just making someone smile.
Tell us what YOU think it means to be a champion. You might win one of 3 Lennox Lewis iPads with a personalized message! You can enter by video (hosted on YouTube), blog post, picture (Instagram) or even by tweet!
Entries will be displayed publicly on the contest’s Social Hub, and the Remix Project will create a mash up video from the entries.

~ Agree to the terms and conditions by following twitter handle @JugnooChampion 
~ Record a video (hosted on YouTube), write a blog post, send a picture (Instagram) or enter by tweet!
~ All entries must be submitted via twitter using the hashtag #WhyImAChamp, the tweet must include any links to your content (YouTube, blog post or Instagram)
With the support of the Lennox Lewis Foundation – are proud to announce the Be A Champion contest.

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