The Irish Athletic Boxing Association extend their deepest condolences to the Perry family following the recent death of two-time Olympian Harry Perry aged 86.

The late Mr Perry represented Ireland at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics and won a European Elite bronze medal for his country.

The Dubliner also won nine Irish Senior belts at four different weights and was inducted into the IABA Hall of Fame in 2009.

After retirement, he coached boxers and served as an administrator.

Olympic champion Ronnie Delaney, who won 1500 meters gold at the 1956 Games in Melbourne where Harry Perry lined out at light-welterweight, often spoke of their friendship.

Harry Perry boxed at welterweight at the 1960 Games in Rome where he shared a dressing room with a young American called Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali. Clay won light-heavyweight gold in the Eternal City.

Harry Perry previously said: “Boxing is one of the sports where it’s all down to how the individual performs.

“You are on your own in a ring and it takes skill, belief and determination to survive.”

May he rest in eternal peace.

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