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Your Weekend in Combat Sports

As always, live fights are in BOLD. Live/premiere programming is in ITALICS. MMA programming is in ORANGE. Boxing programming is in RED. Kickboxing/Karate/Muay Thai programing is in BLUE. Wrestling/Grappling/Jiu Jitsu programming is in PURPLE. Movies are in AQUA. Misc./Multiple-sport programming is in GREEN. Friday July 4 12:00am: Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle (ESPN Classic) 3:00am:...
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Two favorite rounds in boxing history to be remembered: Foreman vs. Lyle; Benn vs. Barkley

Looking Back at Some of the Best Rounds in Boxing History Great fighters are involved in great fights and produce the most memorable rounds of boxing. Sounds like a reasonable statement, but is it really always true? When we think of great rounds of boxing, the first thought that usually comes to mind is Hagler vs Hearns, Round 1. It had everything. Two great fighters, a title at...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Luis Garcia: Did he reach his full potential?

There may have never been a more talent rich period in the heavyweight division then from 1968 to 1978. With Muhammad Ali (a.k.a. Cassius Clay) on the sidelines due to his draft case other big men emerged. They would compete with each other on an almost equal basis for the next decade. Joe Frazier had risen to the top of the heap but the level below him would remain as mainstays...
Via Ringnews24
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

What If? Ken Norton vs Ron Lyle

It should have happened. It could have happened. Ken Norton and Ron Lyle, two have the best heavyweights of the " Glorious 70's " era could have created quite a stir if they would have met. By 1973 Ron was an upcoming, undefeated prospect while Norton was already a contender due to his win over clever Henry Clark. In February of 1973 Lyle made his Madison Square Garden...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Larry Middleton a fighter who never came close to a world title shot

What would you say about a fighter who met the likes of Ken Norton, Ron Lyle, Jimmy Ellis, Jerry Quarry, Oscar Bonevena and Joe Bugner? All boxers who either held or fought for the world’s heavyweight championship. Yet this fighter never came close to a world title shot. You could call him “Hard Luck”. I would call him Larry Middleton.
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History (1/24): Foreman KOs Lyle

On this day in 1976, boxing legend George Foreman knocked out Ron Lyle in the fifth round. Foreman fought Lyle for the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title in his first big fight since the 1974 loss to Muhammad Ali. The match turned into a slugfest for the ages: in the fourth round, Lyle was knocked down once and Foreman twice. Foreman ended up winning by 5th round KO...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The Greatest Turns 70

Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali turned 70 years old this week. He celebrated at a private fundraiser in the Muhammad Ali Center in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. How did Ali prove his greatness? By taking on the very best fighters of his era. Ali fought Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson, Jerry Quarry, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Ron Lyle, Earnie Shavers, George Foreman, Leon...
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January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Ron Lyle’s Funeral Today

Ali-era puncher Ron Lyle passed away over Thanksgiving weekend, although his obituary did not attract as much attention as the earlier passing of Joe Frazier. Yet in his own way, Ron Lyle was a legendary banger, and a participant in one of the greatest non-title heavyweight clashes of all-time. Lyle died in Denver on November 26th, and his funeral is scheduled there for 11 am...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Former Heavyweight Contender Ron Lyle Dies at 70

Former heavyweight contender Ron Lyle has passed away at the age of 70 due to complications from a sudden stomach ailment. Lyle is best remembered for two fights. In 1975, he faced Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title and was ahead on the cards after ten rounds. In the 11th, however, Ali staggered Lyle with a straight right and followed up with a series of unanswered punches....
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December 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Ron Lyle, Who Met Ali for Title, Dies at 70

After learning to box while in prison for murder, Lyle lost a title bout to Muhammad Ali and fought a memorably furious battle with George Foreman.
Via New York Times Sports
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Ex-heavyweight contender Ron Lyle dies

Former heavyweight contender Ron Lyle, who fought Muhammad Ali for the title in 1975 and later battled George Foreman, has died in Denver at age 70. Lyle died Saturday from complications from a sudden stomach ailment, said Ron McKinney, a Salvation Army official in Denver. Details weren't immediately available. McKinney, a family friend who hired Lyle to start the charity&...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Former Ali challenger Ron Lyle dies suddenly at 70

Former heavyweight contender Ron Lyle, who fought Muhammad Ali for the title in 1975 and later battled George Foreman, has died in Denver at age 70.
Via CBSSports.com
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Heavyweight contender Ron Lyle dies at age 70

Heavyweight contender Ron Lyle, who fought Muhammad Ali for the title in 1975 and later battled George Foreman, has died in Denver at age 70. A Salvation Army official in Denver says Lyle died Saturday from complications from a sudden stomach ailment. Details weren't immediately available. Ron McKinney says Lyle retired last year from running the charity's boxing program...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Lyle, former Ali, Foreman opponent, dies at 70

Heavyweight contender Ron Lyle, who fought Muhammad Ali for the title in 1975 and later battled George Foreman, has died in Denver at age 70.
Via ESPN
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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