Lennox Lewis is a famous boxer of the 1990s. He competed from the year 1989 to 2003 and retired as a professional boxer later. Lewis won the title of World Heavy Weight Champion three times during his career. Moreover, he got the title of Lineal Champion two times. Lennox Lewis Net Worth is around $14o million.
Let’s take a look at his journey as a professional boxer.
Lennox Lewis (full name Lennox Claudius Lewis) was born in London, England, on September 2, 1965. He is the ever British boxer to be title as undisputed world’s heavyweight champion after Bob Fitzsimmons.
He belongs to Jamaica, as his parents were Jamaican. Lewis spends his childhood along with his parents in England. Later, he moved to Canada with his mother.
In his school life, he was an all-rounder athlete and was outstanding is different sports. However, he began focusing on boxing and become one of the best Canadian inexpert fighters.
In 1988, Lewis took part in the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. He beat Riddick Bowe (a famous American boxer) and wins the gold medal as a superheavyweight champion.
Lewis becomes a professional boxer in 1989 and won almost 21 fights back to back. He ranked as the number one boxer in “World Boxing Council” Later, in 1993, he gets a title of heavyweight champion by WBC.
Beginning of Career
At the age of 18, his craze for boxing starts developing. By 1983, Lewis becomes one of the most dominant boxers. He represented Canada in the Summer Olympics in L.A as the Super Heavyweight Champion in 1984. But he was lost by Tyrell Biggs.
After losing in Olympics, he decides not to become a professional boxer and continue as an amateur. He gives himself another chance to win the gold medal.
In World Amateur Boxing Championship, he lost in the opening round from PetarStiomenory in 1986. After all the losses, he never loses hope.
Lennox Lewis Personal Details
|Real Name||Lennox Claudius Lewis|
|Date of Birth||September 2, 1965|
|Place of Birth||West Ham, London, United Kingdom|
|Nationality||British and Canadian|
|Profession / Occupation||Professional Boxer, Film Producer, Actor|
Lennox Lewis Body Stats
|Height||196 cm or 6’4 feet|
|Eyes Color||Dark Brown|
Lennox Lewis Family Details
|Spouse / Wife Name||Violet Chang Lewis|
|Father Name||Carlton Brooks|
|Mother Name||Violet Lewis|
Right after two years, he won a gold medal in Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea. Finally, his hard work pays off after defeating Riddick Bowe.
Afterward, in 1989 he turned into a professional boxer and moved to England. There he signed ‘Main Events” by American promoter.
Lennox Lewis dated Violet Change during his tours for boxing championship. She is a runner-up in Miss Jamaica. After dating each other for a couple of years, they married on July 5, 2005. They have four kids together.
Lewis, along with his family, moved to Miami Beach. Both love to spend time in their Villa in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Apart from boxing, he loves to play chess. He has spent most of the time with his family and friends after retirement.
Lennox Lewis Net Worth
According to the 2020 estimate, Lennox Lewis net worth is approximately $140 million. Throughout his life, he was a successful boxer. He earned most of the money by winning boxing bouts.
Some of his earning was from brand endorsements he did during his professional life. However, most of the earing is by winning boxing matches.
He is one of the most well-known boxers who successfully wins 41 fights out of 43. From the beginning of his career, he has a considerable fan following till now, on social media platforms as well.
Facts About Lennox Lewis
- In 1983, Lewis won his first boxing gold medal in World Junior Championship.
- He knocked out Riddick Bowe in the Summer Olympics.
- His debut as a professional boxer began in 1989.
- Lewis retired from boxing on February 6, 2004.
- He did acting in various films, including Johnny Was, Ocean’s Eleven, and others.