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Ron Lyle Record

Total Fights51
Title Wins0
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins31
KO Losses4
Ron Lyle Record & Stats
Ron Lyle's Record
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      What is Ron Lyle's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 24 years and three months, Ron Lyle fought 51 times with 43 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw.

      Lyle retired from professional boxing with a record of 43-7-1. He was a one-time heavyweight world title challenger. He had a 60.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 31 of his total 51 fights being knockout wins. Lyle suffered four knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Muhammad Ali in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 2nd round TKO victory over Dave Slaughter on August 18, 1995.

      Some of Lyle's best fights and notable victories include wins over Vicente Rondón, Earnie Shavers, Buster Mathis, Joe Bugner, Jimmy Ellis, and Oscar Bonavena.

      51Aug 18, 199554Dave SlaughterWinTKO2
      50Jun 9, 199554Ed StricklandWinKO2
      49May 12, 199554Tim PollardWinTKO2
      48Apr 7, 199554Bruce JohnsonWinKO4
      47Oct 24, 198039Gerry CooneyLossKO1
      46Aug 23, 198039George O'MaraWinKO10
      45Jun 19, 198039Al NeumannWinTKO10
      44Dec 12, 197938Lynn BallLossTKO2
      43May 12, 197938Scott LeDouxWinSD
      42Apr 6, 197938Fili MoalaWinTKO8
      41Jun 3, 197837Horace RobinsonWinRTD8
      40Sep 14, 197736Stan WardWinMD
      39Mar 20, 197736Joe BugnerWinSD
      38Nov 6, 197635Jimmy YoungLossUD
      37Sep 11, 197635Kevin IsaacWinTKO7
      36Jan 24, 197634George ForemanLossKO5
      35Sep 13, 197534Earnie ShaversWinTKO6
      34May 16, 197534Muhammad AliLoss *TKO11
      33Feb 11, 197533Jimmy YoungLossUD
      32Dec 13, 197433Al JonesWinTKO5
      31Sep 17, 197433Boone KirkmanWinTKO8
      30Jul 16, 197433Jimmy EllisWinUD
      29Mar 19, 197433Oscar BonavenaWinUD
      28Nov 17, 197332Gregorio PeraltaDrawPTS
      27Oct 31, 197332Larry MiddletonWinUD
      26Oct 4, 197332Jürgen BlinWinTKO2
      25Oct 4, 197332Jose Luis GarciaWinKO3
      24Jul 3, 197332Lou BaileyWinUD
      23Jun 11, 197332Wendell NewtonWinSD
      22May 12, 197332Gregorio PeraltaWinUD
      21Apr 14, 197332Bob StallingsWinUD
      20Feb 9, 197331Jerry QuarryLossUD
      19Dec 9, 197231Larry MiddletonWinKO3
      18Oct 28, 197231Luis Faustino PiresWinKO3
      17Sep 29, 197231Buster MathisWinKO2
      16Jul 10, 197231Vicente RondónWinTKO2
      15May 25, 197231Mike BoswellWinTKO7
      14May 10, 197231Mel TurnbowWinTKO4
      13Mar 25, 197231George JohnsonWinKO3
      12Jan 22, 197230Chuck LeslieWinTKO2
      11Dec 18, 197130Bill DroverWinKO2
      10Nov 26, 197130Jack O'HalloranWinKO4
      9Nov 10, 197130Joe E LewisWinKO3
      8Oct 9, 197130Manuel RamosWinUD
      7Sep 1, 197130Eddie LandWinTKO7
      6Aug 11, 197130Frank NiblettWinKO9
      5Jul 24, 197130Leroy CaldwellWinUD
      4Jul 16, 197130Edmund StewartWinTKO2
      3Jun 19, 197130Gary BatesWinKO3
      2May 22, 197130Art MillerWinKO5
      1Apr 23, 197130A J StaplesWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Ron Lyle was an American professional boxer. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. on February 12, 1941. Lyle died on November 26, 2011 at the age of 70 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 24 years — from 1971 to 1995.

      Lyle made his professional boxing 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.

      He 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.

      Lyle had a total of seven losses in his professional boxing career.

      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.


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