August 3, 2015
Lennox confirmed Wednesday that he will return to Las Vegas this weekend to attend the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s third annual induction gala at Caesars Palace on Saturday, August 8th.
Lennox will be inducted along with boxing greats Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Felix Trinidad, Marco Antonio Barrera, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Roger Mayweather who are all also scheduled to attend the high-profile event as the newest members of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.
Lennox, who was 41-2-1 with 32 knockouts and beat every man he ever faced in the ring, is one of the headliners of the NVBHOF’s 2015 class of inductees, chosen in the non-Nevada boxer category. Lennox avenged the only two losses of his career in Nevada, stopping both Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman after losing to them earlier. He was 8-0 in his Nevada career and won fights at both Caesars Palace and Caesars Tahoe.
He has recorded wins over fellow, and future, hall of famers including Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and Vitali Klitschko.
Lennox, a classic boxer with a powerful punch, held all, or a version of, the heavyweight titles from 1993 until 1994 and then again from 1997 through the end of his career in 2003.
In the latter part of his fighting career, Lennox joined HBO Sports as an expert analyst and was a familiar figure at ringside for many of the biggest bouts of the late 20th and early 21st century in Las Vegas.
The Hall was founded by noted boxing broadcaster Rich Marotta. Its chief operating officer is Michelle Corrales-Lewis, whose late husband, Diego Corrales, was an inaugural inductee into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. For more information, phone 702-3-NVBHOF, or 702-368-2463.