Did Lennox Lewis fight Vitali Klitschko?

Did Lennox Lewis fight Vitali Klitschko?

Did Lennox Lewis fight Vitali Klitschko?

Vitali Klitschko, billed as Battle of the Titans, was a heavyweight professional boxing match contested between WBC, IBO, and The Ring champion Lennox Lewis and former WBO champion Vitali Klitschko. The bout took place on June 21, 2003 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Did Lennox Lewis fight Klitschko brothers?

Vitali Klitschko lost only two of his 47 professional bouts, both title fights, to Chris Byrd in 2000 and Lennox Lewis in 2003.

Who was the boxer that cried in The Ring?

Oliver McCall
McCall would also become known for an in-ring mental breakdown during his 1997 rematch with Lewis. McCall’s son, Elijah, is also a heavyweight professional boxer….

Oliver McCall
Born April 21, 1965 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 74

Who knocked out Lennox?

Hasim Rahman
On April 22 in 2001, Hasim Rahman shocked the boxing world by beating Lennox Lewis. The Rock, a 20-1 underdog, claimed the WBC, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles in sensational fashion, flooring the defending champion in the fifth round in Gauteng, South Africa.

Why did Oliver McCall cry against Lennox Lewis?

The following day, McCall attempted to explain his bizarre actions at a news conference. He claimed that his refusal to engage Lewis was a type of rope-a-dope strategy and explained his crying by saying he had “wanted to get himself into an emotional state”.

What two fights did Lennox Lewis lose?

Lewis was knocked out by Hasim Rahman in an upset in 2001, but this defeat was avenged later in the year. In 2002, Lewis defeated Mike Tyson in one of the most highly anticipated fights in boxing history….Lennox Lewis.

Lennox Lewis CM CBE
Total fights 44
Wins 41
Wins by KO 32
Losses 2