George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle

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George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle
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Date: 
Saturday, January 24, 1976
Location: 
Las Vegas, NV
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
Heavyweight
Referee: 
Charley Roth

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In one of the most brutal fights in boxing history, knockout artists and Muhammad Ali knockout victims George Foreman and Ron Lyle square off to get back into the title picture. Lyle hurts Foreman with a big right hand at the end of the opening round, but Foreman comes back to hurt Lyle a minute into the second round; however, the timekeeper errs and stops the round a full minute early as Foreman is pummeling Lyle against the ropes. Lyle hurts Foreman early in the fourth and sends him down on his side after an accumulation of blows. Foreman gets right back up and trades bombs with Lyle until Lyle crumples on his side. Lyle beats the count, but Foreman has him hurt and bombs away until Lyle somehow comes back and hurts Foreman again, dropping him on his side with a right hand. Foreman miraculously beats the count after the bell sounds to end arguably the greatest round of all time. Lyle hurts Foreman again early in the fifth, but Foreman stays on his feet and trades bombs with him, neither man able to defend himself anymore. Lyle is unable to keep his hands up as Foreman rains bombs on his head in the corner, and he finally collapses face down on the canvas. Lyle tries to get up but collapses on his back and is counted out to end an epic confrontation.




Fan Cards: George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle


scorecard by NARUTO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
10
10
8
37
RON LYLE
10
9
9
10
38


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
10
10
8
37
RON LYLE
10
9
9
10
38


scorecard by WHAT_IS_THE_DEFAULT_PASSWORD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
10
10
8
37
RON LYLE
10
9
10
9
38


scorecard by ZAC.RJ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
10
10
8
37
RON LYLE
10
9
9
10
38


scorecard by JTL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
10
10
9
38
RON LYLE
10
9
10
10
39


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
10
10
8
37
RON LYLE
10
9
9
10
38


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
10
10
8
37
RON LYLE
10
9
9
10
38


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
10
10
8
37
RON LYLE
10
9
9
10
38


scorecard by ACERBITAS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
10
10
8
37
RON LYLE
10
9
9
10
38


scorecard by CHRISTIANTHEPEARSON
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
GEORGE FOREMAN
9
10
10
8
37
RON LYLE
10
9
9
10
38


Comments

rorschach's picture

Jesus what a fight!!

what_is_the_default_password's picture

Sweet violence.

what_is_the_default_password's picture

Round 4 was crazy

Champion97's picture

Incredible fight!
Two punchers, two fighters, two athletes with a lot of heart, always makes for a great fight.

I thought rounds 4 and 5 were just about as entertaining as it gets in boxing, they were going all out, they knew they could hurt each other and then some, they were both very confident of finishing the fight, I don't think it was technical by that time, tactics went out the window really, and it became a war.

Lyle was boxing very well in round 1, slow start for Foreman, and Lyle was just one step ahead, very good footwork from him, and he caught Foreman clean a few times. Foreman started to inflcit damage in round 2, bullied Lyle, but round 3 was when it really kicked off, Foreman went hell for leather, Lyle punished him, put down, had Foreman in real trouble, Foreman turned the tables on Lyle, then at the end of the round, after Foreman had thrown a high quantity of punches, drained himself trying not to let Lyle off the hook at all, and in those closing seconds, Lyle flurried back, showed he had the desire just like Foreman, landeda few massive punches, Foreman went down heavily.

Round 5 looked bad for Foreman at the start, Lyle seemed to start the round well, pick up where he left off after round 4, and it didn't even look like he was trying to empty his tank, Foreman looked finsihed, but Foreman landed that right hand to the side of the head, that was very accurate, changed the fight, and did very well to drag out of himself an onslaught like that. The stoppage might have been a bit late, Lyle was on there on sheer courage and warrior instinct, he was defenceless, and every shot he took was damaging, he took an absolute beating, and to top it off, he got knocked out, went down and was finished. The referee counted to 10, did everything to give both fighters every opportunity to win, didn't do anything wrong, but I think nowadays, 40 odd years later, there wouldn't have been a count there, and rightly so, sometimes a count is not necessary, and in an ideal world, that fight would have been stopped before Lyle had even gone down, it looked like people in the audience were even shouting for the fight to be stopped.