TITLE

Lewis Is No Meal Ticket

AUTHOR(S)
Umstead, R. Thomas
PUB. DATE
May 2000
SOURCE
Multichannel News;05/08/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 19, p142
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the lackluster rating gained by the airing of the Lennox Lewis-Michael Grant heavyweight boxing championship on April 29, 2000, on pay-per-view television in the United States. Difficulty of garnering adequate viewer interest on heavyweight champion, Lennox Lewis; Potential stars in the lower-weight boxing categories.
ACCESSION #
3144590

 

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