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*Lyle is one of 19 children.
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Ron Lyle came out of prison to become one of heavyweight boxing's most feared punchers during the early 1970s.  
*His parents were William and Nellie Lyle.
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*Lyle was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 21 year old Douglas Byrd.
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*Lyle was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15-25 years at Canon City State Penitentiary.
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Lyle was born to William and Nellie Lyle. He was one of 19 children, and the only one to get in trouble with the law. When he was in his teens, Lyle was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 21 year old Douglas Byrd in a gang fight.
*While in prison, Lyle was knifed and underwent a 7 hour operation; twice pronounced dead on the operating dead, he needed 35-pints of blood to keep him alive.
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*Credited Lt. Cliff Mattax the athletic director at the prison with getting him interested in boxing and changing his life.
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*In prison excelled in baseball, basketball, and football.
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Lyle was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15-25 years at Canon City State Penitentiary. While in prison, Lyle was knifed and underwent a 7 hour operation; twice pronounced dead on the operating dead, he needed 35-pints of blood to keep him alive.
*In prison, Lyle was defeated by [[Texas Johnson]]; Lyle never lost a prison boxing match again.
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*Served 7 and a half years in prison.
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Ron credited Lt. Cliff Mattax the athletic director at the prison with getting him interested in boxing and changing his life.While in prison, Lyle had excelled in baseball, basketball, and football.
*Lyle was paroled on Sunday, November 22, 1969.
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*Joined the Denver Elks Gym and started boxing for [[Bill Daniels]].
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*Lyle's first amateur victory was a third round knockout over [[Fred Hope]].
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Lyle fought on his prison's boxing team. In his first match, Lyle was defeated by [[Texas Johnson]]. However, Lyle never lost a prison boxing match again.
*Lyle's amateur career lasted 14 months. He compiled a record of 25-4 with 17 knockouts.
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* 1970 National AAU Heavyweight Champion.
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* 1970 North American Amateur Heavyweight Champion.
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After serving 7 and a half years in prison, Lyle was paroled on Sunday, November 22, 1969. He joined the Denver [[Elks Gym]] and started boxing for [[Bill Daniels]].
* 1970 International Boxing League Heavyweight Champion.
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* Fought on the U.S. Boxing Team.
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Lyle's first amateur victory was a third round knockout over [[Fred Hope]]. His amateur career lasted 14 months, and he compiled a record of 25-4 with 17 knockouts.
* Lost to Russian [[Ivan Alexi]].
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* Knockedout Russian heavyweight [[Kamo Saroyan]] on ABC's Wide World of Sports.
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He was the 1970 National AAU Heavyweight Champion, the 1970 North American Amateur Heavyweight Champion, and the 1970 International Boxing League Heavyweight Champion.
* Turned professional under [[Bill Daniels]].
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* His professional trainer was [[Bobby Lewis]].
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Ron Lyle also fought on the United States Boxing Team. He lost to Russian [[Ivan Alexi]], but Knockedout Russian heavyweight [[Kamo Saroyan]] on ABC's Wide World of Sports.
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Lyle turned professional under [[Bill Daniels]], and his  trainer was [[Bobby Lewis]]. Lyle went on to post a 19-0 record with 17 knockouts, and became the 5th rated heavyweight contender. He scored impressive knockouts over highly regarded [[Vicente Rondon]], [[Buster Mathias]], and [[Larry Middleton]].
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Lyle's undefeated streak ended when he lost an upset one-sided decision to [[Jerry Quarry]]. Lyle continued to fought for over a decade. He scored impressive victories over top-rated [[Jose Luis Garcia]], [[Oscar Bonevena]], and [[Ernie Shavers]]. However, he lost to [[Muhammad Ali]], [[George Foreman]], and [[Jimmy Young]].
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Following a 1st round knockout loss to undefeated [[Gerry Cooney]], Lyle retired and was working as a security guard in Las Vegas. He became involved in another murder, when a man was shot and killed in his apartment. However, Lyle was found not guilty, and in his early 50s decided on a comeback.
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After scoring a number of quick knockouts over 2nd rate opponents, Lyle tried to get a rematch with [[George Foreman]]. However, the match was never made, and Ron Lyle retired from boxing.
  
 
[[Category:United States Amateur Champions|Lyle, Ron]]
 
[[Category:United States Amateur Champions|Lyle, Ron]]

Revision as of 09:23, 20 October 2006

Name: Ron Lyle
Born: 1941-02-12
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Died: 2011-11-26 (Age:70)
Hometown: Denver, Colorado, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 3″   /   191cm
Reach: 76″   /   193cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Bobby Lewis


Career Review

Ron Lyle came out of prison to become one of heavyweight boxing's most feared punchers during the early 1970s.


Lyle was born to William and Nellie Lyle. He was one of 19 children, and the only one to get in trouble with the law. When he was in his teens, Lyle was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 21 year old Douglas Byrd in a gang fight.


Lyle was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15-25 years at Canon City State Penitentiary. While in prison, Lyle was knifed and underwent a 7 hour operation; twice pronounced dead on the operating dead, he needed 35-pints of blood to keep him alive.

Ron credited Lt. Cliff Mattax the athletic director at the prison with getting him interested in boxing and changing his life.While in prison, Lyle had excelled in baseball, basketball, and football.


Lyle fought on his prison's boxing team. In his first match, Lyle was defeated by Texas Johnson. However, Lyle never lost a prison boxing match again.


After serving 7 and a half years in prison, Lyle was paroled on Sunday, November 22, 1969. He joined the Denver Elks Gym and started boxing for Bill Daniels.

Lyle's first amateur victory was a third round knockout over Fred Hope. His amateur career lasted 14 months, and he compiled a record of 25-4 with 17 knockouts.

He was the 1970 National AAU Heavyweight Champion, the 1970 North American Amateur Heavyweight Champion, and the 1970 International Boxing League Heavyweight Champion.


Ron Lyle also fought on the United States Boxing Team. He lost to Russian Ivan Alexi, but Knockedout Russian heavyweight Kamo Saroyan on ABC's Wide World of Sports.

Lyle turned professional under Bill Daniels, and his trainer was Bobby Lewis. Lyle went on to post a 19-0 record with 17 knockouts, and became the 5th rated heavyweight contender. He scored impressive knockouts over highly regarded Vicente Rondon, Buster Mathias, and Larry Middleton.

Lyle's undefeated streak ended when he lost an upset one-sided decision to Jerry Quarry. Lyle continued to fought for over a decade. He scored impressive victories over top-rated Jose Luis Garcia, Oscar Bonevena, and Ernie Shavers. However, he lost to Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Jimmy Young.

Following a 1st round knockout loss to undefeated Gerry Cooney, Lyle retired and was working as a security guard in Las Vegas. He became involved in another murder, when a man was shot and killed in his apartment. However, Lyle was found not guilty, and in his early 50s decided on a comeback.

After scoring a number of quick knockouts over 2nd rate opponents, Lyle tried to get a rematch with George Foreman. However, the match was never made, and Ron Lyle retired from boxing.