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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Title Fight Set

LONDON -- Lennox Lewis will defend his WBC heavyweight title in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, July 12 against Henry Akinwande, Lewis' manager Frank Maloney said Tuesday.


The fight was announced last month for Atlantic City, New Jersey, but that site was apparently ruled out because of legal problems in New Jersey for Akinwande's promoter Don King.


Lewis, reported to be earning about $5.2 million for the fight, is 30-1.


Akinwande, who has relinquished his WBO title to fight Lewis, has 32 wins, no losses and one draw.