Will Smith, Lennox Lewis pallbearers for Muhammad Ali

If you ever took for granted the relationship Will Smith had with Muhammad Ali after Smith portrayed the boxing icon on film, you no longer will. Smith was announced as one of the pallbearers for Ali’s funeral scheduled for this Friday. As word of Ali’s passing spread over the weekend, Smith was one of many stars to pay their respects. “You shook up the World! My Mentor &...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Smith and Lennox Lewis among pallbearers for Muhammad Ali funeral

Former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and actor Will Smith will be among eight pallbearers for Muhammad Ali's funeral this week in Louisville.Smith portrayed Ali in the 2001 movie "Ali," and was nominated for an Oscar for his performance.Lewis, who was the last undisputed heavyweight champ, expressed his sorrow when he heard of Ali's death."Words cannot begin to describe...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Will Smith, Lennox Lewis among Ali pallbearers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The Latest on the plans for Muhammad Ali's funeral in Louisville, Kentucky, this week (all times local): --- 6:25 p.m. Actor Will Smith, who portrayed Muhammad Ali in the movie ''Ali,'' and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis are among eight pallbearers for Ali's memorial service this week in Louisville. Also serving is Jerry Ellis, brother of...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lennox Lewis on hand for today’s Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction in Vegas

Superstar heavyweight Lennox Lewis, an undisputed heavyweight champion who won an Olympic gold medal with a victory over Riddick Bowe and scored professional victories over boxing legends such as Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Vitali Klitschko, confirmed earlier this week that he will return to Las Vegas this weekend to attend the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s third annual induction...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Former champ Lennox Lewis looks to revive Canadian boxing

MONTREAL (AP) Lennox Lewis wants to revive pro boxing in Canada. The former heavyweight champion is the frontman and one of a group of promoters that hopes to take a sport that has faded everywhere in the country expect Quebec and put it back in the national consciousness. ''Montreal has carried the flag for the rest of Canada,'' Lewis said Thursday. ''Now I'm coming on board because...
Via Associated Press
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE offered Lennox Lewis millions to fight Brock Lesnar

Former championship boxer Lennox Lewis hasn’t fought professionally since 2003, but that almost wasn’t the case. In a report by Sean Wagner-McGough of CBS Sports, Lewis claimed, appearing on TSN’s Off the Record, claimed that WWE offered him millions to fight four-time WWE Champion Brock Lesnar back in 2002. Well, that certainly would have been an interesting fight. Lesnar...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lennox Lewis' former promoter returns to sport after sex change

  The boxing promoter behind Lennox Lewis' rise to becoming world heavyweight champion is returning to the sport after undergoing a sex change. Kellie Maloney announced Thursday she is resuming her career as a promoter and has taken on two unheralded British fighters. Under her previous name, Frank, Maloney was Lewis' promoter as the British fighter won heavyweight titles in the...
Via Associated Press
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Heavyweight Nick Webb debuts this weekend, Scott Welch compares him to Lennox Lewis

As a former WBO title challenger big Scott Welch knows heavyweight boxing. ‘The Brighton Rock’ is now working with 2013 ABA super-heavyweight finalist Nick Webb. The 6’6″, 250 lbs Chertsey giant debuts against Croatia’s Hrvoje Kisicek over four rounds at the York Hall, Bethnal Green this Friday. Welch gives the low down on this exciting addition to boxing’s blue ribbon...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Oregon Sends Custom Twitter Handle Jerseys To Various Duck Fan Athletes, Celebrities

Oregon is taking a very interesting approach to garnering support from various athletes and celebrities, some of whom are from Oregon. The Ducks have sent custom jerseys to a number of people, with their Twitter handle on the name plate. The assortment of recipients is very interesting, from former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis to “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star...
Via College Spun
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Former boxing promoter Frank Maloney having sex change

LONDON -- Former boxing promoter Frank Maloney says he is undergoing a sex change. The 61-year-old Maloney, who guided Lennox Lewis to the world heavyweight title in the 1990s, told Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper that he is now living as a woman under the name Kellie. The twice-married Maloney ended his illustrious career last October and told the Sunday Mirror he has been undergoing...
Via Associated Press
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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