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LEWIS MAKES HEAVYWEIGHT STATEMENT

Lennox Lewis' punching power has never been questioned. His desire has been.

Demonstrating both, Lewis stopped Andrew Golota in 95 seconds Saturday night and sent Golota to the hospital.

Golota looked fine after the fight as he stood in his corner, shaking his head in disgust. Minutes later, he collapsed in his dressing room and was taken to Atlantic City Medical Center. Co-trainer Lou Duva said he thought his fighter had a seizure or anxiety attack.

Atlantic City Medical Center did not release a diagnosis. But Golota, described as awake and alert after passing a CAT scan, was released Sunday morning.

Lewis, the 32-year-old WBC heavyweight champion from Britain, sought recognition in the United States as a top fighter. And he certainly impressed with his performance before a crowd of 13,889 at the Convention Center and a nationwide pay-per-view audience.

"Basically, I wanted to go out and make my statement to the world and prove I'm the best heavyweight champion on the planet," Lewis said.

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