Date: 28th March 1998
Venue: Boardwalk Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title
Promoted by: Main Events
( 32 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 243 lbs
( 30 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 228 lbs
Starting as a 12/1 favourite and making the second defence of his WBC heavyweight title (second reign), Lewis faced Shannon Briggs at The Boardwalk Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey before a crowd of 9,173.
Briggs came into the fight as the Lineal World Heavyweight Champion having defeated George Foreman by a controversial 12-round majority decision in his last fight.
Briggs had the champion in trouble early in the fight but, Lewis came back to breakdown Briggs with the jab and then big right hands. In the 5th round, Lewis dropped his challenger three times and on the last occasion referee Frank Cappuccino called the fight off at 1:45 of the round.