The life of former British middleweight champion Mick Leahy has been commemorated with the unveiling of a plaque at the St Patrick’s Club in Leamington.
Leahy, who lived in Coventry after moving over from Cork, won the title in 1963, stopping George Aldridge just one minute 45 seconds into the first round.
He later went on to beat Sugar Ray Robinson, but retired in 1965 after a car crash left him with impaired hearing and the loss of sight in his left eye.
Leahy was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004 and died from the disease last year.
Money left over from the plaque fund, totalling £1,175, was presented to the Alzheimer’s Society in the presence of Mick’s widow Theresa.