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Thursday, November 4, 1999 Published at 18:31 GMT


Lewis crowned king



Lennox Lewis is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world after beating Evander Holyfield in their Las Vegas rematch. The first fight in New York had ended in a controversial draw.

BBC News Online gives full background to the last big title fight of the millennium and salutes Britain's new champion.


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Crowning glory

Lennox Lewis becomes the undisputed heavyweight king - unifying the IBF, WBA and WBC titles - and matching the achievement of Briton Bob Fitzsimmons 100 years ago.

'Tyson is out there' - post-fight quotes

Both camps give their verdict.

Big fight pictures

Action from a classic heavyweight battle.

Twelve rounds to a triumph

Round-by-round analysis of how Lennox Lewis conquered Evander Holyfield.

Belt row mars victory

Boxing's image is again tarnished as the IBF belt is withheld in a cash wrangle.



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The rise of a champ

Born in London, raised in Canada, Lennox Lewis learned to fight at school and went on to defeat most of his heavyweight rivals - yet could not command respect in America.



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Fight game in need of kiss of life

The world of boxing is pinning its hopes on Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield after a series of damaging setbacks.

A century of boxing controversy

The first Lewis-Holyfield bout was just one in a long line of controversial clashes to have tarnished the sport.



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God's warrior nearing the final bell

After his stuttering efforts at Madison Square Garden, many observers said it was time for Holyfield to call it a day.



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Fight one: Round by round

Much was expected of the first showdown, but in ended in farce. News Online analyses the controversial draw in detail.

What they said

The verdict of the first bout divided the world of boxing. Here's what the major players said in the immediate aftermath.



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Holyfield - career record

Evander Holyfield has fought some of the biggest names in the business - Foreman, Holmes, Bowe and, of course, Tyson.



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Lewis - career record

Lennox Lewis has lost just one of his 35 fights - against Oliver McCall - while 27 of his victories have come from stoppages.



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The tale of the tape

Holyfield is the older, Lewis is the taller. But how do the contenders measure up? News Online gives a run-down of the two fighters.







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In this section

Lewis crowned undisputed champ

Belt row mars Lewis victory

The big fight in pictures

Lewis-Holyfield II: Round by round

Fight game in need of kiss of life

A century of boxing controversy

Lewis: The rise of a champ

God's warrior nearing the final bell

Fight one: Round by round

What they said

Holyfield - career record

Lewis - career record

Tale of the tape

Lewis crowned king