Lennox Lewis teams up with Dr Dre for documentary

Lennox Lewis has teamed up with rapper Dr Dre for an epic new documentary about his rise to heavyweight greatness.

The former undisputed world heavyweight champion revealed a fantastic teaser ahead of the release of ‘Tough Love: The Official Lennox Lewis Documentary’ earlier this week, and it looks to be essential viewing for all fight fans.

It charts Lewis’ life right from his difficult early years when he was born in Canada to Jamaican parents and then raised in the UK.

For many years Lewis was not truly accepted by a large portion of fight fans, and admits he had a lack of support and identify – revealing in the trailer: “I basically felt like I was abandoned, I was out there by myself.”

Dr Dre narrates the documentary, which includes interviews with family, friends, fighters and boxing experts. Among others Lewis himself, Mike Tyson, HBO commentator Jim Lampley and the late Nelson Mandela and Emanuel Steward.

It includes great detail on how he graduated through the ranks from amateur superstar to undisputed professional champion, with obviously special focus on the two unification showdowns with Evander Holyfield in 1999 and that legacy-defining knockout of Tyson in 2002.