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NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Mike Tyson, boxing's most controversial figure, and undisputed champion Lennox Lewis have agreed to meet sometime in the next few months to fight for the world

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NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Saying he wants to take on Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson said Friday he had canceled his fight with Ray Mercer, which had been scheduled for Jan. 19.

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Tyson to fight Mercer

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Mike Tyson will fight Ray Mercer on January 19 in a pay-per-view bout between former heavyweight champions, Showtime announced Tuesday. The venue will be announ

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Lewis regains heavyweight title

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Lennox Lewis, who did not appear to take Hasim Rahman seriously last April when he lost the WBC and IBF heavyweight championships, was all business Saturday nig

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Lennox tries to regain heavyweight title

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Hasim Rahman has something to prove. Lennox Lewis has to prove his critics wrong. Something has to give Saturday night when the two heavyweights meet for the WB
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Lennox Lewis
MTP2002060901 - MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 8 (UPI) -- Lennox Lewis (left) and Mike Tyson are kept apart during fighter announcements as Michael Buffer announced Lennox Lewis and Jimmy Lennon anounced Mike Tyson at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis, Tenn., on June 8, 2002. rlw/rw/Roger Williams UPI

Lennox Claudius Lewis, CM, CBE (born September 2, 1965) is a retired boxer and the most recent Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion. He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. As an amateur he won gold representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games after defeating future World Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe in the final.

Professionally, Lewis rose through the rankings and knocked out Donovan Ruddock to take over the number one position in the World Boxing Council (WBC) rankings and eventually be declared WBC heavyweight champion. He was the undisputed champion after defeating Evander Holyfield by unanimous decision in 1999. Throughout his professional career, Lewis suffered only two losses, both of which he avenged in rematches, both by knockout. Upon retirement in 2004, he had defeated every opponent he had faced.

Along with Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield, Lewis is one of only three boxers in history to have won the heavyweight championship three times (Some people might also count Vitali Klitschko and Michael Moorer as 'three time champs', as these two men have twice held recognised major world titles, in addition to a less regarded WBO title, thus technically making them 'three time champions').

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