Who was Ken Buchanan? Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, career, Dies at the age of 77


Ken Buchanan Wiki – Ken Buchanan Biography

Former world boxing champion Ken Buchanan passed away at the age of 77. The Scottish sports star died “peacefully in his sleep” this morning, the Ken Buchanan Foundation said. RIP Ken, always a gentleman and one of the greatest champions we will ever see,” he added on Facebook.

Buchanan, who was born and raised in Edinburgh, won his first 33 fights and last fought in 1982. He finished his career with a 61-8 win-loss record. The boxer won the WBA lightweight title in 1970 by defeating Ismael Laguna in a famous fight in Puerto Rico and added to the WBC crown the following year with a victory over Rubén Navarro. He was stripped of the WBC title for failing to defend it against Pedro Carrasco and then lost the WBA belt when he controversially suffered only a second loss against the great Roberto Durán. Buchanan received an MBE in 1972 and a statue of him was unveiled in his hometown in 2022. Last year, his son revealed that the former boxer had dementia and lived in a nursing home.

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Ken Buchanan was 77 years old.

The greatest champion in Scottish history,  Ken Buchanan Death ( 1945 – 2023), Tributes

Boxing stars and commentators have paid tribute to him on Twitter. Josh Taylor, the reigning undisputed world light welterweight champion, said on Twitter: “Saddened to hear the news of the passing of my hero and Scotland’s greatest champion, from whom I take so much inspiration. RIP Ken Buchanan, God bless your soul.”

Former WBA Lightweight Champion Ray Mancini posted: “Just found out that my friend and one of the best in the UK has just passed away. “The great Ken was a lovely, charming man and champion. He will be missed and mourned but never forgotten!”

While SNP MP for Dunfermline and West Fife commented: “Saddened to learn of the passing of the great Scottish boxer, Buchanan, a true world champion and I enjoyed his visit and appearance at Easter Road @HibernianFC a few weeks ago. Rest in peace.”

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