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Ron Lyle - 1970s Heavyweights

With Ron Lyle comes another tough and aggressive fighter who retired with a solid winning record but without ever winning a title. In his only two championship bouts, he lost a chance by becoming the heavyweight champion of the world when he challenged Muhammad Ali on May 16, 1975, only to lose by a TKO in the 11th round. Then a year later he would be knocked out in five by George Foreman with the vacant NABF title up for grabs. In the end, there were only seven losses on Lyle’s record all coming after he won his first 19 fights and 30 of his first 31. Lyle would lose his life at the age of 70 when he passed from an unknown stomach ailment.

Harv Aronson

Harv Aronson

Harv currently writes for Abstract Sports, the Sports History Network, and the magazine Gridiron Greats. Harv wrote the published book "Pro Football's Most Passionate Fans" and as a professional writer has had articles published in an array of sports publications.

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