SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME



                         
Born in 1869 in Bay City and raised in the milltown of

Melbourne (near Zilwaukee) Introduced to boxing by his

older brother, Billy Lavigne, at 5-feet, 3 1/2 inches and 132

pounds, he fought mostly in the lightwieght division. Turned

Professional in 1886 at the age of 16 Picked up the nickname

"The Saginaw Kid" because many of his fights were in Saginaw,

and his young age Became the Lightweight Champion of the

World in 1896 by scoring a 17 round knockout over British

champion Dick Burge Went unbeaten in 46 fights and did not suffer his first loss until 1899
Retired after 55 professional bouts with a record of 35 wins, (19 knockouts), 6 loses, 10 draws and 4 no decisions
Enshrined into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Saginaw Hall of Fame

CLASS OF 2002

KID LAVIGNE