Kirkland Laing dead

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  1. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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  2. Momus

    Momus Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sad news. A huge talent and some great memories of his fights from the 80s.

    RIP.
     
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  3. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Very sad to read

    One of the first boxers i became familiar with due to my older sisters Boyfriend at the time being a fan

    He was a pretty big part in getting me hooked on boxing alongside Frank Bruno in the UK

    RIP Champ and roll one for me up stairs
     
  4. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wow he beat Duran?
     
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  5. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    RIP


    I saw a Bunce mini documentary on Kirkland years ago and it genuinely upset me, I just hope the last years of his life were better times for Kirkland.

    I'm sure we will see many tributes over the next week or so..... there better be.
     
  6. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Member Full Member

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    If he fought Duran another 100 times I doubt he'd win another one.
     
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  7. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Maybe not but that one time is more than most can claim
     
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  8. channy

    channy How Much!!! Full Member

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    Man this is so sad to hear.

    Rip fella.
     
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  9. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You make it sound like a fluke and after what has happened such a notion can't continue in this thread, he was focused for this fight, boxed beautifully and fully deserved the win.



    Terrible news but, sadly, I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did, I could see this coming a mile off. RIP, The Gifted One.
     
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  10. DJN16

    DJN16 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    RIP
     
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  11. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg @excelsioroptimum Full Member

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    I wasn’t even 10 when he beat Durán but I remember the coverage it got on TV and in the papers. Always felt from the excellent Bunce documentary that an early check out was inevitable, just like @EJC83 I’m actually surprised it wasn’t sooner. RIP
     
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  12. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! Always poor, never bored (IDLES) Full Member

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    Bloody hell!!!

    I am shocked by this sad awful news.

    One of my 1st boxing heroes growing up as a kid in the early 80s. We all know which fight lightened up my senses.

    His style was mesmerising on the eye to this then 12 year old.

    R.I.P. Fella.
     
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  13. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    One of my old man's favourite boxers. I hate getting old

    R.I.P.
     
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  14. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Holder of the greatest single win of any British fighter
     
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  15. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Always sad when a boxer dies. But given his lifestyle, hardly surprising.
     
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