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Quick facts for kidsKirkland Laing
|Nickname(s)||The Gifted One|
20 June 1954|
|Died||9 June 2021
Yorkshire, England, UK
|Wins by KO||24|
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 two-time 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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