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Lennox Lewis vs Andrew Golota

Lennox Lewis vs Andrew Golota

Date: 4th October 1997

Venue: Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title

Promoted by: Main Events


Lennox Lewis
( 31 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 244 lbs

Andrew Golota
( 28 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 244 lbs

The second defence of Lewis's WBC world heavyweight title in his second reign took place at Caesars Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey against Polish contender Andrew Golota.

A live gate of 13,889 was in attendance to see the 6-5 favourite Lewis pummel Golota to the canvas twice in the 1st round. The second knockdown signalled the end of the fight with referee Joe Cortez counting out the challenger at 1:35 of the round.

Golota was later fined $5,000 by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board for taking an injection of the painkiller lidocaine in his right knee shortly before the fight.

Lennox Lewis vs Andrew Golota