In a career spanning 24 years and 3 months, Ron Lyle fought 51 times with 43 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on August 18, 1995, Lyle's boxing record stood at 43-7-1 (31 KO wins, 4 KO losses).
Ron Lyle was an American professional boxer. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. on February 12, 1941. Lyle made his professional boxing debut at the age of 30 on April 23, 1971. Lyle died on November 26, 2011 at the age of 70 years.
|Total Title Wins||0|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||0|
|Losses via KO||4|
|51||Aug 18, 1995||54||Dave Slaughter||Win||TKO2|
|50||Jun 9, 1995||54||Ed Strickland||Win||KO2|
|49||May 12, 1995||54||Tim Pollard||Win||TKO2|
|48||Apr 7, 1995||54||Bruce Johnson||Win||KO4|
|47||Oct 24, 1980||39||Gerry Cooney||Loss||KO1|
|46||Aug 23, 1980||39||George O'Mara||Win||KO10|
|45||Jun 19, 1980||39||Al Neumann||Win||TKO10|
|44||Dec 12, 1979||38||Lynn Ball||Loss||TKO2|
|43||May 12, 1979||38||Scott LeDoux||Win||SD|
|42||Apr 6, 1979||38||Fili Moala||Win||TKO8|
|41||Jun 3, 1978||37||Horace Robinson||Win||RTD8|
|40||Sep 14, 1977||36||Stan Ward||Win||MD|
|39||Mar 20, 1977||36||Joe Bugner||Win||SD|
|38||Nov 6, 1976||35||Jimmy Young||Loss||UD|
|37||Sep 11, 1976||35||Kevin Isaac||Win||TKO7|
|36||Jan 24, 1976||34||George Foreman||Loss||KO5|
|35||Sep 13, 1975||34||Earnie Shavers||Win||TKO6|
|34||May 16, 1975||34||Muhammad Ali||Loss||TKO11|
|33||Feb 11, 1975||33||Jimmy Young||Loss||UD|
|32||Dec 13, 1974||33||Al Jones||Win||TKO5|
|31||Sep 17, 1974||33||Boone Kirkman||Win||TKO8|
|30||Jul 16, 1974||33||Jimmy Ellis||Win||UD|
|29||Mar 19, 1974||33||Oscar Bonavena||Win||UD|
|28||Nov 17, 1973||32||Gregorio Peralta||Draw||PTS|
|27||Oct 31, 1973||32||Larry Middleton||Win||UD|
|26||Oct 4, 1973||32||Jürgen Blin||Win||TKO2|
|25||Oct 4, 1973||32||Jose Luis Garcia||Win||KO3|
|24||Jul 3, 1973||32||Lou Bailey||Win||UD|
|23||Jun 11, 1973||32||Wendell Newton||Win||SD|
|22||May 12, 1973||32||Gregorio Peralta||Win||UD|
|21||Apr 14, 1973||32||Bob Stallings||Win||UD|
|20||Feb 9, 1973||31||Jerry Quarry||Loss||UD|
|19||Dec 9, 1972||31||Larry Middleton||Win||KO3|
|18||Oct 28, 1972||31||Luis Faustino Pires||Win||KO3|
|17||Sep 29, 1972||31||Buster Mathis||Win||KO2|
|16||Jul 11, 1972||31||Vicente Rondón||Win||TKO2|
|15||May 25, 1972||31||Mike Boswell||Win||TKO7|
|14||May 10, 1972||31||Mel Turnbow||Win||TKO4|
|13||Mar 25, 1972||31||George Johnson||Win||KO3|
|12||Jan 22, 1972||30||Chuck Leslie||Win||TKO2|
|11||Dec 18, 1971||30||Bill Drover||Win||KO2|
|10||Nov 26, 1971||30||Jack O'Halloran||Win||KO4|
|9||Nov 10, 1971||30||Joe E Lewis||Win||KO3|
|8||Oct 9, 1971||30||Manuel Ramos||Win||UD|
|7||Sep 1, 1971||30||Eddie Land||Win||TKO7|
|6||Aug 11, 1971||30||Frank Niblett||Win||KO9|
|5||Jul 24, 1971||30||Leroy Caldwell||Win||UD|
|4||Jul 16, 1971||30||Edmund Stewart||Win||TKO2|
|3||Jun 19, 1971||30||Gary Bates||Win||KO3|
|2||May 22, 1971||30||Art Miller||Win||KO5|
|1||Apr 23, 1971||30||A J Staples||Win||TKO2|
Ron Lyle's professional boxing career spanned more than 24 years — from 1971 to 1995.
Lyle made his debut against A J Staples at the age of 30 on April 23, 1971, defeating Staples via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 18 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 16 wins via stoppage.
Lyle had his first world title fight at the age of 34 on May 16, 1975 after 33 professional fights, against Muhammad Ali for the WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. He lost to Ali via 11th round TKO.
Some of Lyle's best fights and notable victories include wins over Earnie Shavers, George O'Mara, Horace Robinson, Al Neumann, Fili Moala, Kevin Isaac, and Dave Slaughter.
Ron Lyle had a total of seven losses in his professional boxing career — one of them in a title bout and six in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Jerry Quarry via 12 round unanimous decision on February 9, 1973, which ended his 19-fight win streak. He was stopped four times and lost three times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Ron Lyle's losses".
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Dave Slaughter at 54 years of age, on August 18, 1995. Lyle won the fight via 2nd round TKO.
Lyle retired from professional boxing with a record of 43-7-1, which included 31 knockout wins and four losses via knockout.
Some of Lyle's best wins were against Earnie Shavers, George O'Mara, Horace Robinson, Al Neumann, Fili Moala, Kevin Isaac, and Dave Slaughter.
Lyle knocked out 31 of his 51 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 60.8%. Of his total 43 wins, 31 of them were via KO (72.1%).
Lyle had seven losses. Gerry Cooney, Lynn Ball, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, and Jimmy Young are some of the boxers who have beaten Lyle.