Lennox Lewis was born on the 2nd of September 1965 in London, England. He won an Olympic gold medal for Canada in 1988. After turning professional in 1989 he won his first 21 fights and became the WBC heavyweight champion in 1992. He became the most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion after defeating Evander Holyfield in 1999. Before retiring as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time in 2004, he defeated Mike Tyson by knockout.