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Finally, Lewis earns place in heavy history

Updated: June 10, 2002, 10:24 AM ET
By Tim Graham | Special to ESPN.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Lennox Lewis might as well have climbed into the ring with a sledgehammer and a blowtorch. Those about to witness Lewis ply his craft should have been issued welder's masks to protect their eyes from the brilliance.

Lewis deconstructed the Tyson mystique forever Saturday night in The Pyramid and thereby hoisted himself into elite boxing status.

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