Friday, December 12, 2008

Lennox Lewis, Klitschko Brothers

Lennox Lewis
WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO Heavyweight Champion
training session w/Emanuel Steward (right) (4/27/2000)
Paramount Theater @ Madison Square Garden NYC

photo: ht
before entering the ring to defend his belt(s) on April 29th 2000 against Michael Grant, a lawsuit brought about by Don King forced Lennox to surrender his WBA title or cancel the fight. He knocked out Grant in the second round. There's now talk of Lennox lacing the gloves again to take care of some "unfinished business" - Vitaly "Dr. Ironfist" Klitschko, who recently came out of retirement to take back the WBC Heavyweight belt this past October. He is the fourth boxer to win a heavyweight belt for the 3rd time - Ali, Holyfield and Lewis being the others. Wladimir "Dr. Steelhammer" Klitschko, Vitaly's younger brother, is currently the holder of the IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles making the Klitschko Brothers the first siblings to simultaneously hold world heavyweight championship belts. Unification, anyone?
more Lennox, Klitscho, Grant and Bert Sugar here -

Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko
Paramount Theater @ Madison Square Garden NYC,
(preceding Wladimir's US debut)
April 28th 2000
photo: ht

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