Boxing Scotland was saddened to learn of the passing of North-east stalwart Adam Smith.
The 84-year-old spent more than 70 years involved in the sport with Aberdeen Boxing Club as a boxer, coach and official.
Adam also had a spell as Scotland national team manager between 1979 to 1981, while he was the President of the Scottish Amateur Boxing Association’s North-east chapter for 22 years.
Adam started as a boxer with Aberdeen BC at the age of 12, winning 66 of 77 contests, which included winning Junior Midland and North-east District nine stone titles.
After a spell away from the sport to carry out national service, Adam returned as a coach in 1954 where he remained involved until 2013.
Adam’s standout boxer during this time was John Gillan, who won six national titles in a row and would go on to claim a Silver medal at the 1970 Commonwealth Games.
Adam’s impact on the sport has been recognised by several sporting groups, as he recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Aberdeen Sports Awards as well as being inducted into the Aberdeen Sports Hall of Fame.
North District Secretary Norman Watt said: “He was a big figure in the boxing world in the North District and across Scotland, he was known right across the country.
“He was very dedicated to boxing, and you can see that from how long he was part of the sport, all the way back to the 1940’s. It was only recently we were recognising him for his service.
“When I posted on Facebook about his passing, so many people responded, so I think his funeral is going to be a big event.”
Adam’s funeral will take place on Monday 19th November at 11am at 49 Causewayend, Aberdeen, AB25 3TQ.