Today is a sad day in the boxing world.
Mills Lane, the most recognizable referee in the history of boxing, died Tuesday at the age of 85. According to Jim Krajewski of the Reno Gazette Journal, Lane’s son Tommy said he died in Reno, Nevada, after spending a week in hospice care.
“He took a significant decline in his overall situation,” Tommy Lane said. “It was a quick departure. He was comfortable and he was surrounded by his family.”
Lane’s health was never the same after he suffered a stroke 20 years ago.