From Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia
Revision as of 15:03, 24 September 2006 by Legwarmers1980
Name: Ron Lyle
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Died: 2011-11-26 (Age:70)
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Denver, Colorado, USA
Height: 6′ 3″ / 191cm
Reach: 76″ / 193cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainer: Bobby Lewis
- Lyle is one of 19 children.
- His parents were William and Nellie Lyle.
- Lyle was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 21 year old Douglas Byrd.
- 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.
- Credited Lt. Cliff Mattax the athletic director at the prison with getting him interested in boxing and changing his life.
- In prison excelled in baseball, basketball, and football.
- In prison, Lyle was defeated by Texas Johnson; Lyle never lost a prison boxing match again.
- Served 7 and a half years in prison.
- Lyle was paroled on Sunday, November 22, 1969.
- Joined the Denver Elks Gym and started boxing for Bill Daniels.
- Lyle's first amateur victory was a third round knockout over Fred Hope.
- Lyle's amateur career lasted 14 months. He compiled a record of 25-4 with 17 knockouts.
- 1970 National AAU Heavyweight Champion.
- 1970 North American Amateur Heavyweight Champion.
- 1970 International Boxing League Heavyweight Champion.
- Fought on the U.S. Boxing Team.
- Lost to Russian Ivan Alexi.
- Knockedout Russian heavyweight Kamo Saroyan on ABC's Wide World of Sports.
- Turned professional under Bill Daniels.
- His professional trainer was Bobby Lewis.