Ron Lyle vs. Vicente Rondon

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Ron Lyle 216 lbs beat Vicente Rondon 202 lbs by TKO at 1:41 in round 2 of 10

  • Date: 1972-07-10
  • Location: Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Referee: Ray Keech

"Denver heavyweight Ron Lyle pounded out a TKO in the 2nd round of a scheduled 10 rounder over former world light heavyweight champion Vicente Rondon from Venezuela at Mile High Stadium. Lyle showed the crowd of 8,340 that he can come out smoking if he wants to instead of feeling out his opponent as he has in the past. In the 2nd round, Rondon came out swinging, but Lyle returned the fire and pinned Rondon in a corner. As soon as Lyle saw an opening he started battering the Venezuelan with right and left blows. Referee Ray Keech moved in to separate Lyle from Rondon and Lyle responded by pushing Keech to the side and continued to go after his opponent. The reason for Lyle's fury was that Rondon began jabbing his thumb and glove laces into Lyle's eyes." Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

Post fight comments:

  • "Sure he pushed the referee. He was getting a thumb and laces in the face. Lyle was mad, and what would you do if that happened to you?" -Bobby Lewis, Lyle's trainer
  • "He got me twice in the eyes, but I got him into the corner in the 2nd round and he had to come to me." -Ron Lyle