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Lennox punches above his weight on rich list

LEADING THE WAY: Lewis

FORMER UNDISPUTED heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis was the highest ranked black person named on The Sunday Times sports rich list for 2013.

According to the publication, the 47-year-old three-time heavyweight champion of the world is worth £95 million and is ranked sixth on the list overall.

An Olympic gold medallist in 1988, Lennox is said to have earned over £84m during his pugilistic career of 44 professional fights and has an extra £11m in property assets.

Mercedes Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton is eighth on the list with £60m, which is a nine per cent increase of the £55m that he earned 2012.

The 28-year-old 2008 world champion has signed a three-year contract at the manufacturers said to be worth £15m a year with an extra £5m in bonuses.

Veteran Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs saw his fortune rise by £1m.
The 13-time Premier League winner is 26th on the list with £34m.

Team GB and Chicago Bulls basketballer Luol Deng has seen his stock increase from £23m to £28m from last year and is 39th on the list.

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