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    Default Kirkland Laing : RIP The Gifted One

    Great memories of Kirkland.

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    R.I.P champ
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    Default Re: Kirkland Laing : RIP The Gifted One

    He was a one off. Flawed, but at times brilliant. Eccentric in the most British of ways, getting caught by sometimes not very great fighters, and then pulling a performance like he did against Duran seemingly out of nowhere. He was a rare gem in a sport already chuck full of rough diamonds.

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    Bunce did a very good interview with Laing on BBC years ago. Think he was living a simple life and did not like the fame.

    Claim to fame was beating Roberto Duran and then not capitalise on that huge victory. He also had huge domestic fights with Colin Jones losing twice to him and being knocked out.

    I remember Kirkland Laing fight on BBC making a number of comeback fights to win British and European titles. That was exciting watching him with his hands down and using his reflexes. He had a bomb of a right hand.

    RIP Gifted one.
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    Default Re: Kirkland Laing : RIP The Gifted One

    I hadn’t seen this. A great Shame. Very gifted.
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    Default Re: Kirkland Laing : RIP The Gifted One

    It's an awful shame how his life went. If he'd been able to stay away from the substances and turned up for training once in a while he'd have been something special. Worth watching the Duran fight if you haven't seen it.




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    Call me dense but wasnt there a member on here called Kirkland Laing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erics44 View Post
    Call me dense but wasnt there a member on here called Kirkland Laing?
    You are dense.

    Look at the post above yours (:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beanz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by erics44 View Post
    Call me dense but wasnt there a member on here called Kirkland Laing?
    You are dense.

    Look at the post above yours (:
    He is. You are
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark TKO View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Beanz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by erics44 View Post
    Call me dense but wasnt there a member on here called Kirkland Laing?
    You are dense.

    Look at the post above yours (:
    He is. You are
    not the same fella then?
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