Belfast boxer Freddie Gilroy has died aged 80

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Legendary Belfast boxer Freddie Gilroy has died aged 80.

Gilroy won an Olympic bronze medal for Ireland in 1956.

He also won British, Commonwealth and European titles as a professional and lost on points to France’s Alphonse Halimi in a World Bantamweight title fight in 1960.

In 1963, Gilroy beat Belfast rival John Caldwell for the British and Empire titles but retired after the fight.