Kirkland Laing dead

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Devon, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    I hate it when people like you say a death is "hardly surprising" We all going to die one day, tomorrow isn't promised to no-one. Just say r.i.p and keep it moving.
     
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  2. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    ...and what sort of people are “people like you” exactly?
     
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  3. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I am pretty certain Len was just referring to the fact that Lang was a well known addict and meant nothing derogatory in his comment. He was an addict during his career and really fell apart after it, I think many of us are surprised that he lived as long as he did. It's a really tragic story, all of it.
     
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  4. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Exactly, thanks ejc.
     
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  5. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I wouldn't mind but this guy probably never saw Kirkland box and wouldn't know him from Adam.
     
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  6. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    And another thing...stop quoting from my favourite TV series ( the wire...the Greek talking to Marlo)...am I right? Ooooooh baby!
     
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  7. channy

    channy How Much!!! Full Member

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    Yup.

    No harm intended from Len, he was just speaking what we all knew about Kirkland, but you always get one who knows nothing, and never attempts to gather or borrow a thought before they respond.

    Very sad news, but not surprising sadly.
     
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  8. DJN16

    DJN16 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Randy Turpin over SRR is a strong candidate for sure however what a victory it was for the gifted Laing.
     
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  9. First Round KO

    First Round KO Well-Known Member Full Member

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    How much of a shock was Laing beating Duran? Was it Tyson/Douglas level or not such a big thing?
     
  10. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Bunce should be ashamed of himself. The man is a complete tool.
     
  11. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Another proper tool. Well done sir.
     
  12. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Rest in peace.

    A part of British boxing history.
     
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  13. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The one fight that Kirkland fought to his true potential. Even an 'off' Duran was better than quite a few opponents Laing lost to.