Lennox Lewis, the newly crowned Olympic Gold Medallist, is riding on a lot of expectations; with many people believing that he could become the next big thing. Al Malcolm in this equation, is simply a journeyman, an individual lined up, so he can be brought down.
Lennox Lewis starts off very cautious, but quickly moves into action, throwing shots to the head and body. Al Malcolm attempts to weather the storm, by throwing a number of shots to the body and a wicked uppercut to the head. For a first fight, people can already see how exciting a prospect Lennox Lewis is.
A year after winning the Olympic Gold Medal, Lennox Lewis fights Al Malcolm in his boxing debut.