Will Lennox Lewis ever be Knighted?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by mr. magoo, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    42,666
    7,751
    Jan 3, 2007
    So many other British notables walking around with the title of "Sir", I'm wondering if he'll ever make that cut.
     
  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    56,689
    18,224
    Nov 24, 2005
    The standard is quite low.

    I think a lot of the people who get the knighthood are those who lobby desperately for it.
    Being a child molester helps too.
     
    ZODIUS!!! likes this.
  3. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. banned Full Member

    54,251
    9,330
    Jun 29, 2007
    Well, he had Jamaican parents and fought in the Olympics for Canada.

    If they want to knight him, the standards for others will be lower.
     
  4. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    92,414
    19,722
    Jun 2, 2006
    Bill Gates
    Douglas Fairbanks Jnr
    Yehudi Menuhin
    Kevin Spacey
    Artur Rubinstein
    Franco Zeffirelli
    Mark Getty
    Colin Powell
    George Bush Snr
    Andre Previn
    Steven Spielberg
    Ravi Shankar
    Rudy Guiliani
    Bob Geldorf
    Bono
    Are all knights of the British Empire they may affix KBE after their names, but may not be called Sir.
     
  5. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    92,414
    19,722
    Jun 2, 2006
    Apart from Saville who else falls into this category?
     
  6. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    42,666
    7,751
    Jan 3, 2007

    I think SIR Lennox would sound rather cool.
     
  7. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. banned Full Member

    54,251
    9,330
    Jun 29, 2007
    Taken from the web

    There are actually five levels of honor for men and women in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire: Knight/Dame Grand Cross (GBE), Knight/Dame Commander (KBE), Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire(OBE), and Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). Only the first two allow their recipients to use an honorific before their name.

    >> But what did any of the above names for England to get this honor? Most of those names are American.

    Of the listed names I recognize, maybe Bono qualifies.
     
  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    56,689
    18,224
    Nov 24, 2005
    Sir Cyril Smith for starters.
     
  9. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    56,689
    18,224
    Nov 24, 2005
    Then we have all the rock musicians who rejoiced in underage sex and openly celebrated it, some of whom have knighthoods and/or OBE.
    Sir Mick Jagger
    John Peel OBE
    Robert Plant OBE
    Jimmy Page CBE
     
  10. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    92,414
    19,722
    Jun 2, 2006
    None of them qualify to be called Sir as they are all Non- English,which was my point in listing them.lol!
     
  11. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    92,414
    19,722
    Jun 2, 2006
    Only one a Knight, and has there ever been any evidence that he indulged in under age sex?
     
  12. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    92,414
    19,722
    Jun 2, 2006
    You're right ,I forgot about Fatty! That's two.
     
  13. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. banned Full Member

    54,251
    9,330
    Jun 29, 2007
    Was John Henry Bonham posthumously snubbed?
     
  14. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    56,689
    18,224
    Nov 24, 2005
    Is there any evidence the lead singer of The Rolling Stones indulged in underage sex ???
    I don't know what counts as evidence, there's been claims by groupies. Not in an accusatory way, more like fond memoirs. The lyrics to "Stray Cat Blues" would be a small piece supporting evidence, especially the live version where the girl's age was dropped from 15 to 13.
    In America most states have the age of consent at 18.
    Either way, if he happens to have remained innocent of the act (something I'm not sure many young men in that position would achieve) he was at least associated with the lifestyle.

    CBEs and OBEs are supposed to be honours too, and the case against Led Zeppelin (especially Page) is more rock solid.

    Anyway, I apologise for taking the discussion off-topic.
     
  15. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    56,689
    18,224
    Nov 24, 2005
    He didn't live long enough to develop a pretense of respectability.