Tough Love: The Lennox Lewis Documentary

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

FEATURE | USA | 94 MINUTES

TOUGH LOVE: THE LENNOX LEWIS DOCUMENTARY

Documentary, Sports

Born into humble beginnings in the East End of London, abandoned by his father and raised by a single mother, Lennox Lewis’s rise to the pinnacle of boxing, and his place as one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of the modern era, defied all odds. Tough Love: The Lennox Lewis Documentary follows Lewis on his move from native London, England to Ontario, Canada, where he began his fighting career as an amateur boxer. In a highly decorated amateur career, he fought his way to gold medal wins in both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games before starting a professional career that saw him square off against fighters like Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson en route to a reign as undisputed heavyweight champion.

Tough Love: The Lennox Lewis Documentary is a sports story of the highest order—one about redemption and forgiveness, the power of tolerance, and the strength needed to overcome obstacles. Highlighting never-before-seen footage of Lewis’ personal archives, coverage of some of the champ’s greatest fights, and extensive interviews with the man himself, the film shines light on what makes a true champion.—Jason Gutierrez


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Rick Lazes and Seth Koch

Rick Lazes has produced concerts and television shows starring Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, The Black Crowes, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Lenny Kravitz, BB King, and Willie Nelson. He has produced and directed films for HBO, Cinemax, and TBS. Seth Koch has produced films and documentaries concerning social and environmental justice.

Director
Rick Lazes, Seth Koch
Producer
Chad A. Verdi, Rick Lazes, Nick Koskoff, Tom DeNucci
Screenwriter
Josh Dubin, Seth Koch
Cinematographer
Ben Premeaux
Editor
Sam Eilertsen, Zared Shai
Composer
David Bateman
Executive Producer
Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Michelle Verdi
Associate Producer
Chad A. Verdi Jr., Paul Luba
Cast
Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Dr. Dre, Nelson Mandela, Emmanuel Steward. Jim Lampley

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Scott Feinstein
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US Sales Contact
Rick Lazes
RLO, LLC
Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: 504 251 6789
rlazes@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Rick Lazes
RLO, LLC
Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: 504 251 6789
rlazes@gmail.com
Print Source
Rick Lazes
RLO, LLC
Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: 504 251 6789
rlazes@gmail.com