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Kirkland Laing

Jamaican-born, British boxer

Died when: 66 years 354 days (803 months)
Star Sign: Gemini

Kirkland Laing (20 June 1954 – 9 June 2021) was a Jamaican-born, British welterweight boxer nicknamed The Gifted One.Laing fought 56 times in a twenty-year career, the highlight of which was a shock split decision win over Roberto Durán in September 1982.

The fight was selected as Ring Magazine's upset of the year.He was a twice winner of the British welterweight title and won the EBU welterweight title in 1990, with a second round knockout of Antoine Fernandez at the Wembley Conference Centre.

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