Salita Promotions proudly announces another high-profile addition to the extensive library of classic fights on their YouTube Channel after reaching an agreement with Lennox Lewis’ long-time promoter/manager, Panos Eliades of Panix Promotions, to display nearly all of Lewis’ hall-of-fame career, free of charge to boxing fans.
Eliades’ amazing collection of fight videos spans from Lewis’ 1989 pro debut as the 1988 Super Heavyweight Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist to his successful defense of the WBC and IBF Heavyweight Championships in 2000 over David Tua.
Lewis only fought four more times after Tua, retiring in 2003 as a three-time world heavyweight champion and two-time lineal champion. He remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed heavyweight championship.
A UK-based accountant before and after his sensational time in boxing, Eliades promoted Lewis from his sensational stoppage of Razor Ruddock in 1992 until the aforementioned unanimous decision over Tua in 2000 and won the prestigious Cus D’Amato Award, the Boxing Writers of America Manager of the Year Award, in 1998.
“Lennox Lewis is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time,” said Eliades. “I am happy that boxing fans will have a chance to relive his rise to the top and some of his signature victories.”
The addition of Eliades’ Lennox Lewis fight videos joins a Salita Promotions YouTube Channel that already features thousands of hours of classic fights available free of charge from such names as Cedric Kushner’s CKP, Dan Goossen’s America Presents, Gary Shaw Productions, Kings Promotions, and Leon Margules’ Warriors Boxing Promotions.
“Lennox Lewis is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time and I’m honored to have reached this agreement with Panos Eliades,” said Dmitriy Salita. “Boxing fans will now be able to trace the fight-by-fight legend of one of the best big men to ever enter the ring.
In service to boxing-hungry fans waiting out the current pandemic, promoter Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions has acquired a license to, free of charge to all, display the boxing video libraries of former prominent boxing promotions firms CKP and America Presents on his ever-expanding Salita Promotions YouTube Channel.
The massive CKP library, from the archives of the company formerly run by the late South African-born promoter Cedric Kushner, contains more than 1000 hours of premium bouts from the world’s leading television networks, including HBO, ESPN, and EuroSport.
In his hall-of-fame career as a manager and then promoter, Kushner worked with a lineup of well-known heavyweight champions and contenders including Hasim Rahman, Shannon Briggs, Oleg Maskaev, Chris Byrd, Corrie Sanders, Ike Ibeabuchi and David Tua.
Also considered one of the world’s best collection of fights for the period of the mid-1990s to 2002, the America Presents collection, from the archives of the company formerly run by late hall-of-famer Dan Goossen, has more than 300 hours of exciting action featuring the likes of Joel Casamayor, Hector Camacho, Wayne McCullough, David Reid and David Tua, among others.
Cedric was a wonderful individual and in my opinion a hall-of-fame boxing promoter,” said Steven Heid, Vice President of the library’s keepers, ACH Services. “It is an honor and a great pleasure to be able to bring many historic fights back to the public for their viewing pleasure, especially during these tough times.”
The extensive collection comes in addition to the Salita Promotions and previously announced Warriors Boxing fights already available on the Salita Promotions YouTube Channel featuring former heavyweight champions Wladimir Klitschko, Evander Holyfield, Michael Moorer, Sultan Ibragimov, Samuel Peter, and Shannon Briggs, top heavyweight contenders Ray Mercer and Jarrell Miller. As well as lower-weight stars including Hector “Macho” Camacho, Joel Casamayor, Kelly Pavlik, Vic Darchinyan, Edison Miranda, Juan Urango, Celestino Caballero, Andrzej Fonfara and Tomoki Kameda, women’s superstar Claressa Shields and many of today’s most exciting up-and-comers.
“I am excited about giving boxing fans historic fights and fighters from decades past,” said Dmitriy Salita. “ Fight fans can relive some of the best moments in boxing history on our YouTube Channel available to all around the world.”