Kirkland Laing dead

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Devon, Jun 9, 2021 at 2:19 PM.

  1. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Man who beat Roberto Duran Kirkland Laing, I have just heard, has died
     
  2. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I was never a huge fan of his, but I am sad to hear of this rather early passing.
     
  3. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  4. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

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    RIP Laing, gone to the ages now.
    Should have gotten more credit for beating Duran, (although i agree with most that Roberto had a bad year after the 2 leonard fight) when he was alive.
     
  5. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He had more that enough credit for beating Duran especially from the brits. He just didn’t capitalise on it for whatever reasons.
     
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  6. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

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    drugs and heavy partying i believe.
     
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  7. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    R.I.P Kirkland Yet another boxing family member passes on
     
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  8. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I remember reading years ago that he was suffering from mental health issues....The article talked about him and Frank Bruno who was also struggling
     
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  9. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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  10. ecto55

    ecto55 Active Member Full Member

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    RIP and sincere condolences to his loved ones.
     
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  11. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze No Fairy Tales• Full Member

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    He could pass knowing his name will never be truly forgotten. This is the greatest prize and I wish his loved ones well my sympathies for everyone who loved him.
     
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    jont Active Member Full Member

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  13. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Just seen this. Very sad news.
    An extremely talented guy, who just had a lot of hard times thrown at him.
    RIP.
     
  14. thistle

    thistle Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Rest in the Loving Presence of the ALMIGHTY - Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
     
  15. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Very gifted but never achieved what he should have with those gifts.
    Hope he is at peace now.
    R.I.P.