"I was never going to let anything deter me from winning that gold medal."
Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis was born in West Ham, London, England, later moving to Kitchener, Ontario as a child. At the age of 18, he represented Canada as a Super Heavyweight at the 1984 Summer Olympics. 4 years later, Lewis once more represented Canada in the Super Heavyweight division and brought home a gold medal. Lennox went pro following his Olympic win, and returned to his native England. He was undefeated in his first 22 professional fights and was declared the WBO Heavyweight Champion in December 1992. In 2004 Lennox retired from boxing as the reigning WBC and IBO Heavyweight Champion with a professional record of 41-2-1, ending his career with no unavenged defeats.
In 2008, Lewis was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The next year, in his 1st year of eligibility, Lewis was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
It is his passion and commitment to the world of boxing that prompted his partnership with Global Legacy Boxing. His mission is to help thrust boxing back to the forefront of Canadian sports, creating a platform for amateurs to develop their skills and cultivate professionals in this thrilling sport.