On this day, April 22, 2001, in South Africa, Lennox Lewis entered the ring against Hasim Rahman and lost all the titles owned.
At the end of the 5th round Rahman several times threw a left jab to the head Lewis. Lennox went to the ropes. Rahman held a right cross to the jaw of the enemy.
After that, Lewis instantly collapsed to the canvas. On the count of 10, he was still on the floor. Thus, Hasim Rahman took Lennox Lewis the WBC, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion, and the match received the title “disappointment of the year” by the magazine “The Ring”.
17 Nov 2001, Lewis spent the rematch against Rahman and failed to return the titles. Lewis knocked out his opponent in the fourth round.
After that, Lennox had two duel. First, he defeated Mike Tyson, and then in the legendary battle defeated Ukrainian Vitaly Klitschko.