The WBC have confirmed Britains former three-time heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis is set to come out of retirement for a rematch with fellow three-time champion Vitali Klitschko. Lewis, now 52 years of age, has not fought since controversially defeating Klitschko in 2003.
Did Lennox Lewis ever fight Klitschko?
Lewis defeated Klitschko via sixth-round technical knockout (TKO) after the fight was stopped due to a severe cut above Klitschkos left eye. It was the last fight of Lewis career, having decided to retire after eventually rejecting a rematch.
When did Lennox Lewis fight Vitali Klitschko?
June 21, 2003 June 21, 2003: Lewis vs Klitschko.
Who did Lennox Lewis lose to?
Lewiss reputation as a boxer took a big hit in 1994 when he lost his WBC title to Oliver McCall in an upset. Lewis wanted the fight, but lost by technical knockout. McCall was the underdog, and a former sparring partner of heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
Did Vitali ever fight Wladimir?
1999–2003: First world title reigns and defenses In June 1999, Vitali Klitschko won the WBO Heavyweight title from Herbie Hide via second-round knockout. He successfully defended the title twice before losing it to Chris Byrd. Six months later, younger brother Wladimir dethroned Byrd via lopsided points decision.
Who won Lennox Lewis vs Holyfield?
However, in one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, the fight was ruled a split draw. Judge Stanley Christodoulou named Lewis the winner by the score of 116–113, Eugenia Williams scored the fight in favor of Holyfield 115–113 and Larry OConnell called the fight a draw at 115–115.
At what age did Lennox Lewis retire?
Lennox Lewis vows to come out of retirement aged 53 to fight rival Mike Tyson for $100m.
Did Lennox beat Tyson?
The fight was finalized for June 8, 2002, at Pyramid Arena, Memphis, Tennessee. Lennox Lewis dominated and he knocked Tyson out in the eighth round of the bout. At that time, the fight was the highest-grossing PPV event in history.