Lennox is the first British boxer to hold the undisputed heavyweight world championship since Bob Fitzsimmons. At the 1988 Olympic Games, he won the gold medal in the superheavyweight division. After that, he was undefeated in his first 22 professional fights.
He 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, Lennox 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 Lennox 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.
The crowning moment in his career came in June 2002 when he ceremoniously defeated Mike Tyson. The Lewis/Tyson 2002 fight was the highest grossing pay-per-view professional boxing fight in five years.
Lennox announced his retirement in February 2004 and decided to pursue other interests, including sports management and music promotion.
Along with Gene Tunney and Rocky Marciano, he is one of three world heavyweight champions to have retired with no unavenged defeats.
In 2002, Lewis was reportedly offered £5m by WWE chairman Vince McMahon to take up wrestling with WWE. His camp held discussions over a possible match with former WWE superstar Brock Lesnar in February 2003 at the No Way Out pay-per-view event.
In 2008, Lewis was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. And in 2009, in his first year of eligibility, Lewis was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Lennox’s considerable sporting experience, combined with his pleasing manner, informed approach and articulate delivery, make him a natural choice for personal appearances, motivational and after dinner speaking, as well as corporate days and promotions.