Crackle to Punch Up Lennox Lewis Boxing Documentary

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 Crackle Plus will debut a original documentary that follows the career of former heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, the network said Tuesday.

The series, Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, debut Oct. 15 and follows the life of the three-time champion through never-before-seen footage from his personal archives, said representatives from the streaming service. Narrated by Dr. Dre, the documentary also features interviews with Lewis as well as such other heavyweight champions as Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Evander Holyfield, said the service. 

“We are proud to bring this inspirational story of Lennox’s historic boxing career to Crackle,” said Richard De Croce, SVP of Programming at Crackle Plus in a statement. “We know our audience will appreciate Lennox’s passion and determination to overcome the obstacles he’s faced and reach his dreams both in and out of the ring.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.