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HALL OF FAME FLIES FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF
FOR BROADCASTER / JOURNALIST REG GUTTERIDGE
CANASTOTA, NY - JANUARY 26, 2009 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of boxing broadcaster and journalist Reg Gutteridge. He passed away yesterday. He was 84.
Regarded as Britain's “Voice of Boxing,” he was born into a fighting family in Islington, London. His grandfather (Arthur) was a renowned boxer, while his father (Dick) and uncle (Jack) were skilled trainers during the golden era of British boxing. Reg become one of England's most popular boxing scribes and radio and television broadcasters. For over 45 years, he traveled the globe covering boxing for British audiences. He has worked as boxing correspondent for the London Evening News and as commentator for Independent Television among others. Gutteridge has won countless awards, including the Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Broadcasting Journalism from the Boxing Writers Association of America. In 1995 Queen Elizabeth II awarded Gutteridge an Order of British Empire for his service to boxing.
“Reg Gutteridge was one of boxing’s most respected voices,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “He had a vast knowledge of the sport and will be truly missed by the boxing community.”
In 2002, Gutteridge was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.