Mills Lane, the third man in the ring for more than 100 championship boxing matches, has died. Check out Mills Lane cause of death.

Mills Lane : Died | cause of death | Record | net worth

Lane was an American boxing referee and professional boxer, a two-term Washoe County, Nevada, district court judge, and television personality.

Mills Lane : Died | cause of death | Record | net worth

Real name Mills Bee Lane III
     Nickname(s)      Judge Mills Lane
Weight(s) Welterweight
Born November 12, 1937
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Died December 6, 2022 (aged 85)
Reno, Nevada, U.S.

Lane was best known for having officiated several major heavyweight championship boxing matches in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and for starring in the syndicated court show Judge Mills Lane.

On June 9, 2013, Lane was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and was likewise inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on August 10 the same year.

Mills Lane died

Mills Lane, a famed boxing referee who was the third man in the ring when Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in one of the most memorable moments in the sport’s history, died Tuesday. He was 85.

Lane died in his home in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Kaye, and two sons with him. His son, Tommy, said his father had recently taken a turn for the worst and was placed in hospice care on Friday. Lane suffered a stroke in 2002.

“There is some relief that he is not trapped in that condition, but we all will miss him,” Tommy Lane said.

He added that his father was also a judge and district attorney in Nevada and was respected for his fairness and toughness in the courtroom as well as the boxing ring.

“In addition to his legendary status in the boxing world, Mills B. Lane was a pillar of justice in Washoe County.

He was a no-nonsense dedicated District Attorney who put victims of crime and public safety first,” Washoe County District Attorney, Christopher J. Hicks, said in a statement.

“My family and I, as well as the entire Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, mourn his loss. May he rest in peace.”

Mills Lane took up boxing while serving in the U.S. Marines Corps.

Mills Lane cause of death 

Mills Lane died on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, in Reno, Nevada, United States.

Mills Lane : Died | cause of death | Record | net worth

The cause of his demise is not yet known.

However, he suffered a stroke in March 2002 which left him partially paralyzed and virtually unable to speak.


Lane became a boxer while serving as a Marine, becoming the All-Far East welterweight champ. He was a National Collegiate Athletic Association welterweight boxing champion in 1960.

Mills Lane : Died | cause of death | Record | net worth

                           Boxing record                                  
                Total fights                  11
Wins 10
Wins by KO 6
Losses 1

In the U.S. Olympic Trials in San Francisco for the 1960 Summer Olympics, Lane was defeated by Phil Baldwin in the boxing semifinals.

He turned pro while in college, eventually earning a 10–1 (.909) record as a professional.

Lane then attended the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, graduating with the class of 1970 and joined the bar in Nevada.

In 1979, Lane became Chief Deputy Sheriff of Investigative Services at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. He was elected District Attorney in 1982 and District Judge in 1990.

Lane refereed his first world championship boxing match in 1971, when Betulio González had a fifteen-round draw with Erbito Salavarria for the WBC flyweight title.

Net worth 

Mills Lane was an American former boxing referee, professional boxer, judge, and television personality who had a net worth of $2 million at the time of his death.

Mills Lane : Died | cause of death | Record | net worth

Net Worth: $2 Million
Date of Birth Nov 12, 1937 – Dec 6, 2022 (85 years old)
Place of Birth Savannah
Gender Male
Profession Lawyer, Jurist, Referee, Judge, Soldier
Nationality United States of America

Lane starred on the court television series Judge Mills Lane from 1998 to 2001. Lane’s likeness was used for the MTV TV series Celebrity Deathmatch.

He has authored the books Let’s Get It On: Tough Talk from Boxing’s Top Ref as well as Nevada’s Most Outspoken Judge. In 2013 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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