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Lennox Lewis vs Lionel Butler

Lennox Lewis vs Lionel Butler

Date: 13th May 1995

Venue: Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, USA

Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title Eliminator


Lennox Lewis
( 25 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 248 lbs

Lionel Butler
( 22 - 10 - 1 )
Weight: 261 lbs

WBC No2 heavyweight contender lewis faced his No3 counterpart in a final eliminator to meet champion Oliver McCall who had taken the title from Lewis at Wembley Stadium, London eight months earlier.

A crowd of 8,103 at The Arco Arena in Sacramento, California watched Lewis guaranteed himself a rematch for his old belt after he knocked Butler down twice in the fifth round leading referee Marty Denkin to stop the contest at 2:55 of the round.

Lennox Lewis vs Lionel Butler