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Ron Lyle boxer

Ron Lyle image
Status inactive
Age 70
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3″/191cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1971-04-23
Born 1941-02-12
Death 2011-11-26
Nationality USA
Residence Denver, Colorado, USA
bouts
51
won
43
lost
7
draw
1
bouts
51
won
43
lost
7
draw
1
Status inactive
Age 70
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 3″/191cm
Reach 76″/193cm
Debut 1971-04-23
Born 1941-02-12
Death 2011-11-26
Nationality USA
Residence Denver, Colorado, USA

Ronald "Ron" Lyle (February 12, 1941 – November 26, 2011) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1971 to 1980, and in 1995. He challenged once for the undisputed world heavyweight title, losing to Muhammad Ali in 1975. Lyle was known for his punching power, crowd-pleasing fighting style, as well as courage and determination inside the ring. He held notable wins over Buster Mathis, Oscar Bonavena, Jimmy Ellis, Earnie Shavers, Joe Bugner, and Scott LeDoux, but is best known for his slugfest against George Foreman in 1976, which won Fight of the Year honors by The Ring magazine.Lyle was one of 19 children born to William and Nellie Lyle of Dayton, Ohio. In 1954, they moved to Denver, Colorado as his father got a job as a sandblaster at Buckley Air Force Base. He grew up on the Northeast side of the city, a predominantly African American area, in public housing projects.

Ronald "Ron" Lyle (February 12, 1941 – November 26, 2011) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1971 to 1980, and in 1995. He challenged once for the undisputed world heavyweight title, losing to Muhammad Ali in 1975. Lyle was known for his punching power, crowd-pleasing fighting style, as well as courage and determination inside the ring. He held notable wins over Buster Mathis, Oscar Bonavena, Jimmy Ellis, Earnie Shavers, Joe Bugner, and Scott LeDoux, but is best known for his slugfest against George Foreman in 1976, which won Fight of the Year honors by The Ring magazine.Lyle was one of 19 children born to William and Nellie Lyle of Dayton, Ohio. In 1954, they moved to Denver, Colorado as his father got a job as a sandblaster at Buckley Air Force Base. He grew up on the Northeast side of the city, a predominantly African American area, in public housing projects.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Aug. 18, 1995 Dave Slaughter LLLWLL Regency Hotel, Denver WIN
Technical knockout
June 9, 1995 Ed Strickland LLLLLL Peel's Palace, Erlanger WIN
KO
May 12, 1995 Tim Pollard WLLDWW Peel's Palace, Erlanger WIN
Technical knockout
April 7, 1995 Bruce Johnson LLLLLL Peel's Palace, Erlanger WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1980 Gerry Cooney WWWWWW Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale LOSS
KO
Aug. 23, 1980 George O'Mara WLLWWW Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
June 19, 1980 Al Neumann LWLWWW U. of Puget Sound Fieldhouse, Tacoma WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 12, 1979 Lynn Ball WLLWLL Celebrity Theater, Phoenix LOSS
Technical knockout
May 12, 1979 Scott LeDoux DDWWWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
April 6, 1979 Fili Moala DLLWWL Coliseum, San Diego WIN
Technical knockout
June 3, 1978 Horace Robinson WLWLWL Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 14, 1977 Stan Ward DWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
March 20, 1977 Joe Bugner WWWWLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 6, 1976 Jimmy Young WWWLWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 11, 1976 Kevin Isaac LWWWWW Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 24, 1976 George Foreman WWWWWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas vacant NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 13, 1975 Earnie Shavers WLDWWW Denver Coliseum, Denver WIN
KO
May 16, 1975 Muhammad Ali LWWWWW Convention Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1975 Jimmy Young DWWWWD Honolulu International Center, Honolulu LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 13, 1974 Al Jones LLLWWW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1974 Boone Kirkman WWWWLL Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle WIN
Technical knockout
July 16, 1974 Jimmy Ellis WWLWLD Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
March 19, 1974 Oscar Bonavena WLWWWW Denver Coliseum, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 17, 1973 Gregorio Peralta WWWLWW Frankfurt DRAW
Points
Oct. 31, 1973 Larry Middleton WWWWLL Civic Center, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 4, 1973 Juergen Blin WLWWLW Denver Coliseum, Denver WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 15, 1973 Jose Luis Garcia WWWWLL Denver Coliseum, Denver WIN
KO
July 3, 1973 Lou Bailey LLLWLL Fairgrounds' International Building, Oklahoma City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 11, 1973 Wendell Newton DDWWWW Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Split-decision
May 12, 1973 Gregorio Peralta WWWWWW Coliseum, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
April 14, 1973 Bob Stallings WWLLLW Adams Field House, Missoula WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 9, 1973 Jerry Quarry WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 9, 1972 Larry Middleton WWWWWL Denver Coliseum, Denver WIN
KO
Oct. 28, 1972 Luis Faustino Pires LWLWWL Coliseum, Denver WIN
KO
Sept. 29, 1972 Buster Mathis WWWLLW Coliseum, Denver WIN
KO
July 10, 1972 Vicente Rondon WWWWWL Mile High Stadium, Denver WIN
Technical knockout
May 25, 1972 Mike Boswell LLLLLL Civic Auditorium, Omaha WIN
Technical knockout
May 10, 1972 Mel Turnbow WWLLLL Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
March 25, 1972 George Johnson LLLLWL Denver Coliseum, Denver WIN
KO
Jan. 22, 1972 Chuck Leslie LLWLWL Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1971 Bill Drover WDLLLW Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
KO
Nov. 26, 1971 Jack O'Halloran LLLLWW Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
KO
Nov. 10, 1971 Joe E Lewis WDL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1971 Manuel Ramos WLLLLL Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 1, 1971 Eddie Land WWWWWL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 11, 1971 Frank Niblett LLLLWL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
July 24, 1971 Leroy Caldwell WWWWWD Playboy Club Hotel, Lake Geneva WIN
Unanimous decision
July 16, 1971 Edmund Stewart WLLLLL Sunnyside Garden, Sunnyside, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
June 19, 1971 Gary Bates WLLLLL Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline WIN
KO
May 22, 1971 Art Miller LLLWDL Arena, Boston WIN
KO
April 23, 1971 A J Staples WLWWWL Auditorium Arena, Denver WIN
Technical knockout