Scottish boxing nice Ken Buchanan dies aged 77

Scottish boxing nice Ken Buchanan dies aged 77


cottish boxing nice Ken Buchanan has died on the age of 77.

Buchanan grew to become the undisputed world light-weight champion in 1971 and gained his first 33 fights, ending his profession with a 61-8 win-loss file.

His dying was introduced in a Fb submit from the Ken Buchanan Basis, which learn: “It’s with nice disappointment that we’ve to tell you that Ken Buchanan handed away peacefully in his sleep this morning.

“Additional bulletins will come and please give the household a while to course of this unhappy information. RIP Ken, at all times a gentleman and among the best champions we’ll ever see.”

Buchanan’s son revealed final yr that he was affected by dementia and residing in a care residence.

The boxer gained the WBA light-weight title in 1970 by defeating Ismael Laguna in a well-known struggle in Puerto Rico and added the WBC crown the next yr with victory over Ruben Navarro.

He was stripped of the WBC title for failing to defend it in opposition to Pedro Carrasco after which misplaced the WBA belt when he controversially suffered only a second defeat in opposition to the nice Roberto Duran.

Buchanan fought for the ultimate time in 1982.

He was made an MBE in 1972 and was inducted into each the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame and the Scottish Sport Corridor of Fame, whereas a statue of him in his residence metropolis of Edinburgh was unveiled final yr.

Scot Josh Taylor, who emulated Buchanan as undisputed light-welterweight world champion, mentioned on Twitter: “I’m saddened to listen to the information of the passing of my hero & Scotland’s biggest ever champ, whom I take such inspiration from.

“RIP Ken Buchanan, God bless your soul.”

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