Roster of notable sports deaths

Roster of notable sports deaths

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The roster of 2012 deaths among sports figures included iconic coaches, Hall of Fame players, troubled stars and pioneers who broke ground in labor relations and auto racing safety.
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Boxing trainer Emanuel Steward dead at 68

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Emanuel Steward, Hall of Fame trainer for boxing champions, including Thomas Hearns and Lennox Lewis, died in Chicago, an associate said. He was 68.

Crowd cheers at Ali birthday bash

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight boxing champ Lennox Lewis said Muhammad Ali was "still the greatest" at Ali's 70th birthday gala in Louisville Saturday night.
Sarah Ferguson to appear on 'Apprentice'

Sarah Ferguson to appear on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- British Duchess Sarah Ferguson and The Backstreet Boys are to guest star on the penultimate episode of the U.S. competition series "The Celebrity Apprentice."

Baldwin asks to resign from 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Actor Stephen Baldwin says in a pre-recorded episode of "The Celebrity Apprentice" set to air Thursday that he wants out of the reality series set in New York.

'Celebrity Apprentice' debut postponed

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The debut of the U.S. television competition show "The Celebrity Apprentice" has been postponed for a week.

Stars line up for 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Trace Adkins, Stephen Baldwin, Nadia Comaneci and Gene Simmons are among celebrities set to compete in the U.S. reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice."

Puff Daddy's 4th party turns into a rally

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., July 6 (UPI) -- Puff Daddy's Fourth of July bash in New York turned into a political rally when he jumped on stage, announcing plans to get minority voters to the polls.

Report: Tyson to return to ring on July 30

MCLEAN, Va., June 15 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson reportedly will return to the ring on July 30 to fight unheralded Kevin McBride.

Klitschko KOs Sanders for WBC heavys crown

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Vitali Klitschko knocked Corrie Sanders out in the eighth round Saturday night and captured the vacant WBC heavyweight crown.

Klitschkos go for legacy of Lennox Lewis

LAS VEGAS, April 9 (UPI) -- With the long-dominant Lennox Lewis off the heavyweight boxing scene, the Klitschko brothers of Ukraine are taking shots at Lewis' legacy.

Lennox Lewis calls it quits

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Lennox Lewis listened to his mother and announced his retirement from professional boxing Friday in London.

Report: Lennox Lewis to retire

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Lennox Lewis, who endured a star-crossed run as heavyweight champion, will announce his retirement Friday, according to a British radio report.

Tyson blows $300 million, blames others

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- It could be all of those blows to the head but Mike Tyson says his $300 million bankruptcy isn't his fault.

Lewis-Klitschko rematch postponed

HAMBURG, Germany, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- One month after agreeing to a December rematch against Vitali Klitschko, Lennox Lewis has postponed the bout.
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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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