1. Lennox Lewis
Lewis was born on 2 September 1965, in London, England to parents born in Jamaica. At birth he weighed 4.8 kg (10 lb 10 oz), and was given the name Lennox by the doctor, who said he looked like a Lennox.
Lewis moved to Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in 1977 at the age of 12. He attended Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute for high school, where he excelled in Canadian football, soccer and basketball.
In the 1982–83 school year, he helped the school’s AAA basketball team win the Ontario provincial championship.