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Legendary boxing commentator and journalist Reg Gutteridge has died after a short illness aged 84.

 

An amateur boxer as a youngster, he turned to journalism after losing a leg when he stepped on a mine in Normandy during the Second World War.

 

He worked for the Evening News, in London, as its boxing correspondent for 40 years but made his name as ITV's voice of boxing before moving to Sky.

 

Awarded an OBE in 1995, Gutteridge also covered six Olympic Games.

 

Gutteridge, who lived in Barnet, died on Saturday. He leaves a wife, daughter and four grandsons. 606: YOUR TRIBUTES

RIP - Reg Gutteridge, world's greatest boxing commentator

 

 

His daughter Sally said: "He was a much-loved husband, father and grandfather. He touched many lives."

 

In 2002 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

 

Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe also paid tribute to Gutteridge, saying: "His distinctive voice, knowledge of the sport's greats, insights from decades reporting it and partnership with Jim Watt brought boxing to life for so many viewers.

 

"Just two weeks ago we mourned the death of the BBC's David Vine. With Reg's passing, we have lost another figure so familiar from our TV screens over so many years - a real broadcasting great."

 

 

 

The voice of boxing - RIP

 

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RIP Reg. Bloody good commentator. That's him and David Vine. Not many good commentators left.

 

And Clive Bloody Tyldsley (or however you spell his stupid name) lives. There is no justice.

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RIP Reg. Bloody good commentator. That's him and David Vine. Not many good commentators left.

 

And Clive Bloody Tyldsley (or however you spell his stupid name) lives. There is no justice.

 

Its Cilve "that night in Barcelona" Tyldsley, to give him his full name.

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