This article provides some color about Ron Lyle, the legendary Denver heavyweight, whose biography, Off The Ropes: The Ron Lyle Story, is now available from Hamilcar Publications. This book is a revised edition, with a new foreword by Showtime boxing analyst and International Boxing Hall of Fame member, Al Bernstein.
Even though Ron Lyle passed away in 2011, and had his greatest run in the 1970’s, he is still discussed today as a fierce competitor and one One Bad Motherf*cker. See below for some select memories of Ron Lyle, and see here for a search of the latest tweets about Lyle.
Sure would not be Lyle or Ali. https://t.co/onISZXcftV
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) May 17, 2018
it’s funny, he never won a title, but if he was around today, Ron Lyle would trash every heavyweight out there. certified goon. #boxing
— The Sicilian Shooter (Saifullah) (@vinnie_paz) July 23, 2012
Ron Lyle’s like, “Who you calling dope?” https://t.co/2opVYWgEsa
— Michael Ezra (@realmikeezra) July 25, 2018
I thought Lyle was all hype; never believed his record. But did I learn better https://t.co/VYfORkuqtQ
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) July 10, 2018
“Nobody Laughs At An Unfunny Clown,” Ali and Lyle, International Boxing, October ’75 pic.twitter.com/rX9baHroUf
— Kid Lefty (@fistiana) May 16, 2018
— Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) May 26, 2018
Ron Lyle hit me hardest https://t.co/yIOU3aQU3k
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) January 20, 2017
Love having discussion with boxing fans–in the middle of one right now on most talented fighter who did NOT win a world title. some great names being brought up. I said Bernard Taylor–others include Howard Davis Jr, Oba Carr, Rocky Jaurez.
— Al Bernstein (@AlBernstein) July 8, 2018
— Tom Gray (@Tom_Gray_Boxing) February 17, 2017
Astros-Dodgers tonite reminds me of that great Ron Lyle-@GeorgeForeman fight. Rock ‘em, sock ‘em. PS- Houston (Foreman) won that one.
— Bruce Trampler (@BruceTrampler) October 30, 2017
There’s a lot of talk about Wlad’s all-time great stats, but I imagine him in the ring with Ron Lyle right now and I don’t see him hanging
— Douglass Fischer (@dougiefischer) April 26, 2015
Amir Mansour can be a bit like Ron Lyle, yeah, he may not win all the time at a certain level but his power always makes things fun #boxing
— Heat Wave Kim (@steveucnlive) April 5, 2014
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