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The Briton is recognized as one of the great British heavyweights of all time, having unified the division and defeated the likes of Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson.
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Skill, power, fitness, determination to succeed. Lennox Lewis had it all as a boxer, and sure enough, the great British-born fighter achieved his aim of becoming heavyweight champion of the world – but his journey toward that goal was never straightforward.
Lewis burst on to the scene winning super-heavyweight gold for Canada at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. He then opted to turn pro in the country of his birth. ‘The Lion’ struggled to convince the British public he was champion material. But fights with the likes of Oliver McCall, Hasim Rahman, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and Vitali Klitschko changed their minds. Lewis became the first British world heavyweight champion since Bob Fitzsimmons in 1899.
In turn, A Pugilistic History is not a traditional biography. Instead, it offers expert insight into every one of Lewis’s 44 professional contests, as well as events outside the ring in the life of the self-styled ‘Pugilistic Specialist’ – a fighter whose popularity and appreciation has rocketed skywards since his retirement.
Read Lennox Lewis: A Pugilistic History and discover the inside stories behind the great British boxer’s finest fights:
RIDDICK BOWE, 1988: A Britain of Jamaican parentage wins the Olympic gold medal by beating the American favorite to set him on the road to professional glory
JEAN MAURICE CHANET, 1990: Lewis wins his first professional title but also has to contend with shenanigans of a medical kind from his French opponent
RAZOR RUDDOCK, 1992: The dangerous Ruddock actually held an amateur win over the Brit who was determined to put the record straight. And he did!
FRANK BRUNO, 1993: Lewis wins the ‘Battle of Britain’ grudge match to finally convince the British public that he really is their champion
OLIVER McCALL 2, 1997: Lennox regains his titles but the behavior of his opponent is probably the most bizarre ever seen in a boxing ring
HASIM RAHMAN, 2001: A cameo role in a blockbuster movie has dire consequences for Lennox Lewis
HASIM RAHMAN 2, 2001: Revenge is sweet, but not before the pair go to work early during a pre-fight press conference
MIKE TYSON, 2002: A line of security guards separate the two men in the ring, and that’s before the first bell has even rung…
Hailing from Oldham, Martyn Tulley has a long history of boxers in his family, and a keen interest and expertise in the heavyweight division. Lennox Lewis: A Pugilistic History is his first book.