History | Oct 31 2017

On This Day: Lennox Lewis obliterates Razor Ruddock to win the WBC title by default

Matt Bevan regales the start of Lennox Lewis' world title journey
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1. Halloween night in 1992 saw the beginning of a new era of heavyweight boxing, when Lennox Lewis knocked out Donovan “Razor” Ruddock in two rounds to secure his first shot at the WBC title.

2. Despite being British, Commonwealth and European champion, Lewis was the underdog going into the fight with Ruddock, who had shared the ring with Mike Tyson twice, and held the No.1 ranking with the WBC.

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