About Lennox Lewis
Lewis’s athletic accomplishments have been acknowledged with numerous international honors. In 1988 his adopted home of Canada awarded him a CM – Member of the Order of Canada . The Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada ’s honours system and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
In 2002 he was honored by his birth country of England when Queen Elizabeth II awarded him a CBE – Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire . The CBE is an esteemed honor for a British citizen, just one rank below knighthood. In 2008, Lewis was inducted into Canada ’s Sports Hall of Fame, the World Boxing Council’s Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame. In June 2009, Lewis was also inducted in his first year of eligibility into the revered International Boxing Hall of Fame.