Kenny Lane

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World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Kenny Lane
Born: 1932-04-09
Birthplace: Big Rapids, Michigan, USA
Died: 2008-08-05 (Age:76)
Hometown: Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 5″   /   165cm
Boxing Record: click

Managers: Jack Kearns, Pete Petroskey
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Kenny Lane was rated as a Lightweight contender from roughly 1956, until the end of his regular career in 1965. His brother Pearce was on the USA Olympic team.

In retirement, he weighed over 200lbs. At age 50, he decided to start training to lose weight. Trimmed down to his old fighting weight of 135lbs. Lane began a comeback in 1982, after passing a physical with the Michigan State Athletic Commission. He then won three fights whilst in his 50s before losing a split decision in 1985. At age 65, he hinted at yet another comeback, and even received a small write-up in the The Ring Magazine.

In his retirement, Lane trained fighters in his native Muskegon, one of his recents boxers being Courtney Burton. Lane died on August 5, 2008 of a heart attack while golfing at Bent Pines Golf Club in Whitehill, Michigan.