Errol Spence Jr. Pens a One Word Tribute to Heavyweight Legend Lennox Lewis

Published 05/10/2022, 1:30 PM EDT

Errol Spence Jr. paid tribute to the heavyweight legend, Lennox Lewis. The undefeated welterweight stalwart took to his social media account and labeled the former champion with one word.


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He dropped a picture of ‘The Lion’ holding belts on his shoulder in his Instagram story. Clearly, the picture displayed Lewis cheering after a win. ‘The Truth’ wrote, “Badman”.

The legacy that Lewis left behind

The ex-heavyweight champ took official retirement from the sport in 2003 and never again laced gloves. In the era of most devastating heavyweights like Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson, ‘The Lion’ emerged as the champion.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Former Heavyweight Champions Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield are honored prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

After clinching gold in the super-heavyweight division of the Olympics, Lewis turned pro. He collected several titles at the regional level and became WBC heavyweight champion in the year 1992 without even getting inside the ring.

The 6-foot and 5 inches tall warrior became a phenomenon in the ending years of his career when he delivered the biggest knocks. The British faced another heavyweight great Holyfield twice in his career to unify WBC, WBA, IBF, and IBO titles. He was the last heavyweight champ to unify all titles.

Later, in the year 2002, he knocked out one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, Mike Tyson, in a highly anticipated bout of boxing history.


After defeating Vitali Klitschko in the year 2003, Lewis vacated all his belts and retired as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time.


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What did Lennox Lewis tell Errol Spence Jr. about fighting with Terence Crawford?

The talks about the fight between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. are getting crazy hype. The undefeated warriors are on the verge of materializing exciting anticipation.

Interestingly, Lewis also added his thoughts to the big story. He said, “If Errol Spence Jr only has one fight left, it better be against Terence Crawford.”


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What do you think of Lennox Lewis’ legacy? Where do you see him in the list of great heavyweights? Let us know in the comments below.



Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar