BRITISH boxing champion Kirkland Laing has died aged 66 – seven years after he fell from a balcony in Hackney.
The troubled fighter retired from boxing in 1994 after securing 43 victories – including a historic win against US champion Roberto Duran.
Kirkland Laing has died aged 66[/caption]
Tragically, after his career ended Laing’s life spiralled into drink and drugs.
In 2013, he fell from a fourth-floor balcony in East London and was left in a critical condition.
Promoter Frank Warren today led tributes to the boxing great as the heartbreaking news of his death spread online.
He wrote on Twitter: “All at Queensberry are very sad to hear news of the passing of former British & European Welterweight Champion Kirkland Laing.
“Our thoughts are with Kirkland’s family at this time. RIP Champ.”
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