Quick Facts of
- First NameLennox
- Last NameLewis
- Net Worth$ 140 million
Lennox Lewis is the first British boxer to hold the undisputed heavyweight world championship, winning three-time world heavyweight championships and twice lineal championships. He rose to stardom, winning the gold medal while representing Canada at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
An all-around athlete in high school, Lewis’ focus and dedication in boxing turned out pretty well for him. He defeated Mike Tyson in 2002. The fight between the rivals also became one of the most highly anticipated fights in boxing history. Lewis also competed with many other known boxers like Hasim Rahman, Vitali Klitschko, and more.
The Boxing Writers Association of America also named him as a Fighter of the Year and also became the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1999. Lewis is ranked as the 16th best heavyweight boxer of all time by BoxRec.
How Rich Is Boxer Lennox Lewis?
Lennox Lewis owns $140 million according to celebrity net worth as of 2020. He mainly makes money from his boxing career and endorsement deal.
On 8th June 2002, Lennox defeated Mike Tyson. The cost of the ticket was $2,400 each. The biggest boxing event was held at the Pyramid Arena in Tennessee and became the highest-grossing event in pay-per-view history, collecting the $106.9 million until De La Hoya-Mayweather broke the record, generating $130 million in revenue in 2007.
Lewis received $30 million from the fight. Tyson also paid $335,000 to Lewis for biting him at the news conference.
Furthermore, Lewis was guaranteed $7 million after his fight with Wladimir Klitschko.
Where Does Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis Live?
Lennox Lewis has a luxurious house in the Tryall Golf Club resort in Hanover, in Jamaica. Its valuation as of 2016 was around £4 Million ($4.51 million). The magnificent home also offers a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea.
His other projects in Jamaica are his involvement with Marley Coffee, commitment to putting emerging Canadian boxers on the world stage, and more.
Lennox Lewis is also known for his effort to charitable organizations. He has been a part of many foundations such as DoSomething.org, Give Love, Jackson Memorial Foundation, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, and more.
Who Is Lennox Lewis?
Lennox Lewis was born on 2nd September 1965 to Jamaican parents Violet Blake and Carlton Brooks in West Ham London, England. He moved to Kitchener, Ontario, with his mother at the age of 12. He attended Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, where he excelled in several sports like soccer and basketball.
Lennox Lewis tied the knot with Violet Chang, a former Miss Jamaica runner-up on 15th July 2005, in a private wedding ceremony.
The couple has four children: daughters Leviah Lewis and Leya Lewis and two sons named Ling Lewis and Landon Lewis.