Kirkland Laing was a Jamaican-born British fighter. Nicknamed The Gifted One, he battled in the welterweight division. He was a double cross British welterweight champion and one-time EBU welterweight champion.
Laing is most popular for overcoming Roberto Duran in September 1982. Their battle was named The Ring Magazine’s vexed of the year. In his boxing vocation, he discovered 56 expert battles and agreed a 43-12-1 record.
Kirkland Laing was born on 20 June 1954. His origin was in Jamaica. The family moved to Britain when he was a newborn child. He held British ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Gemini. Laing’s mom endured an appalling mishap when she was nine months pregnant with Laing. Because of this, Laing couldn’t stroll until the age of 5. He has a more youthful brother named Tony. The definite data about his folks isn’t accessible as of now.
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Kirkland Laing began boxing at an early age. He contended in his first beginner session at 12 years old. He was 17 years of age when he crushed Vernon Sollas to win the ABA featherweight title.
Laing turned proficient at 19 years old. In his expert boxing vocation, Kirkland Laing battled 56 expert battles. He accumulated 43 successes including 24 KOs. He lost 12 battles and recorded 1 draw.
Laing is most popular for his success over Roberto Duran. Laing crushed Duran by means of a stun split choice in September 1982. Ring Magazine named the battle Upset of the Year in 1982. KO Magazine likewise named the battle Upset of the Year.
Other than his most famous battle, he held the British welterweight title twice from 1979 to 1980 and from 1987 to 1991. He likewise won the EBU welterweight title in 1990. He had taken out Antonie Fernandez at the Wembley Conference Center.
Nonetheless, Laing’s expert vocation was influenced by his contribution in medications and ladies. He had disappeared in 1983 and blew his income. He missed four significant battles that would have procured him $6 million.
Laing resigned from boxing subsequent to losing to future title holder Glenn Catley. He resigned at 40 years old. Kirkland Laing wedded a lady named Felicidad in 1978. Subsequent to resigning from boxing, he kept on living in Hackney. In 2003, he tumbled from his overhang. The justification him tumbling from the overhang stays a secret.
A book about the biography of Kirkland Laing named, “The Gifted One” Kirkland Laing Through the Eyes of Others by Oliver Jarrat in 2009. Laing lived in Hornsea, East Yorkshire. He died on 9 June 2021 at 66 years old. His reason for death has not been delivered at this point.