Retired boxing manager Terry Lawless, who steered Frank Bruno to a world title challenge against Mike Tyson and guided four other British fighters to world titles, died in the early hours of Christmas Eve.
Lawless, aged 76, had been suffering ill health for several years after moving with his wife, Sylvia, to Marbella. He died in hospital in Spain following a gall bladder operation.
He had been married to Sylvia for 53 years and they have a daughter, Lorraine, and son, Steven.
Lawless managed more than 50 boxers and guided John H. Stracey, Maurice Hope, Jim Watt and Charlie Magri to versions of world titles.