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Best of Ron Lyle: Top 10 Fights

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Ron Lyle had 51 fights with 31 KO wins. Some of his best fights among these have been against Vicente Rondón, Muhammad Ali, Earnie Shavers, Buster Mathis, and Joe Bugner. The following are Lyle's top 10 fights.

Ron Lyle's boxing career

  1. Ron Lyle defeats Vicente Rondón

    On Ron Lyle defeated Venezuelan boxer Vicente Rondón via 2nd round TKO. Lyle was 31 years old with a record of 16-0 (14 KOs). Rondón was 33 years old with a record of 36-6-1 (21 KOs). The performance in this fight is the number one among all of Lyle's fights.

  2. Ron Lyle loses to Muhammad Ali

    On Ron Lyle lost to Muhammad Ali via 11th round TKO. Lyle was 34 years old with a record of 30-3-1 (21 KOs). Ali was 33 years old with a record of 46-2 (33 KOs). Despite the loss, Lyle put on a good fight till it lasted. This fight is the second best performance in Lyle's career.

  3. Ron Lyle defeats Earnie Shavers

    On Ron Lyle defeated Earnie Shavers via 6th round TKO. Lyle was 34 years old with a record of 31-3-1 (22 KOs). Shavers was 31 years old with a record of 49-4-1 (48 KOs).

  4. Ron Lyle defeats Buster Mathis

    On Ron Lyle defeated Buster Mathis via 2nd round KO. Lyle was 31 years old with a record of 17-0 (15 KOs). Mathis was 29 years old with a record of 30-3 (21 KOs).

  5. Ron Lyle defeats Joe Bugner

    On Ron Lyle defeated Hungarian boxer Joe Bugner via 12 round split decision. Lyle was 36 years old with a record of 33-5-1 (23 KOs). Bugner was 27 years old with a record of 51-7-1 (31 KOs).

  6. Ron Lyle defeats Jimmy Ellis

    On Ron Lyle defeated Jimmy Ellis via 12 round unanimous decision. Lyle was 33 years old with a record of 28-1-1 (19 KOs). Ellis was 34 years old with a record of 39-9-1 (23 KOs).

  7. Ron Lyle defeats Oscar Bonavena

    On Ron Lyle defeated Argentinian boxer Oscar Bonavena via 12 round unanimous decision. Lyle was 33 years old with a record of 27-1-1 (19 KOs). Bonavena was 31 years old with a record of 51-8-1 (40 KOs).

  8. Ron Lyle loses to Jimmy Young in their 2nd fight

    On Ron Lyle lost to Jimmy Young in the rematch via 12 round unanimous decision. Lyle was 35 years old with a record of 32-5-1 (23 KOs). Young was 27 years old with a record of 19-5-2 (7 KOs). Despite the loss, Lyle put on a good fight.

  9. Ron Lyle loses to George Foreman

    On Ron Lyle lost to George Foreman via 5th round KO. Lyle was 34 years old with a record of 31-4-1 (22 KOs). Foreman was 27 years old with a record of 40-1 (37 KOs). Despite the loss, Lyle put on a good fight till it lasted.

  10. Ron Lyle loses to Jimmy Young

    On Ron Lyle lost to Jimmy Young via 10 round unanimous decision. Lyle was 33 years old with a record of 30-2-1 (21 KOs). Young was 26 years old with a record of 13-4-2 (3 KOs). Despite the loss, Lyle put on a good fight.