By Geoffrey Ciani: Myth or Fact? Did Lennox Lewis have a glass jaw?
Lennox Lewis is widely viewed as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, and not without great reason. Lennox was a 3 time heavyweight champion, and his resume is an outstanding one, where he beat a who’s who of top heavyweight contenders over a fancy stretch from 1992 until 2003. Lennox also holds the distinction of being the last undisputed world heavyweight champion, more than 20 damn years ago.
Lewis earned notable high profile victories against Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, and Vitali Klitschko, and he likewise beat a slew of other top heavyweights from his era including Shannon ‘The Cannon’ Briggs, Andrew Golota, Michael Grant, David Tua, and Donovan Razor Ruddock just to name a few. Indeed, Lennox is one of the few boxers during the long rich history of heavyweight boxing who retired having beaten every man he ever faced as a professional.
The biggest criticism against Lewis is that he was stopped in his first bouts against Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman, where Lennox was knocked out by a single punch against opponents who were never on his level.
Myth or Fact? Did Lennox Lewis have a glass jaw?
This edition of Rummy’s Corner will attempt to answer that question, while examining the career of Lennox Lewis in terms of his ability to take a punch, with a strong focus on his knockout losses against McCall and Rahman, his revenge wins in the rematches with his two conquerors, how is chin stood up against other big heavyweight punchers from his era, and whether or not he really had a “glass jaw” or a “glass chin”. Please watch and enjoy the video for one man’s opinion. This is Rummy’s Corner (produced and narrated by Geoffrey Ciani).