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Brit boxing hero Kirkland Laing dies aged 66 seven years after balcony fall

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Where does Laing's victory over Duran rank amongst the best British boxing wins ever? Let us know in the comments section below.Laing's passing comes seven years after he fell from a fourth-floor balcony in East London, which saw him rushed to hospital in critical condition.He was loved by British boxing fans after carving out a successful career spanning almost two decades, in which he locked horns with and toppled one of the greatest fighters of all time in Duran.'The Gifted One' was a massive underdog heading into that fight, meaning he received Ring Magazine's Upset of the Year award when he prevailed.A number of boxing figures have paid tribute to Laing on social media after hearing of his passing this week, including legendary British.

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