Mick Carruth - Boxing Legend, Olympic Gold Medalist, Media Personality and After Dinner Speaker
Winner of Ireland’s first ever Olympic gold medal in Boxing, Mick is an iconic figure who went on to become a professional boxer at welterweight and light middleweight divisions. His success at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 remains one of the defining moments of Irish sporting history.
A native of the country’s capital, Co. Dublin, he took the country by storm with his boxing exploits and has more recently also been involved with GAA, taking on a role as masseur to the Westmeath Senior Football team in 2009.
Micks’ standing as Ireland’s most famous boxer has made him a key figure within the media and broadcasting world, as is seen with his regular punditry on RTE; providing expert boxing analysis on their coverage of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
He has also appeared on many panelist television and radio shows including The Late Late Show and The Last Word with Matt Cooper.
A former Sergeant of the Irish Army, Mick experienced much success in the boxing world. Along with his Olympic success in 1992, he also represented Ireland at the 1988 Olympics and won a bronze medal at the World Amateur Championships in Moscow, 1989.
After turning pro in 1994, Mick trained under the stewardship of fellow Irish great Steve Collins and retired in 2000 with a career professional record of 18-3-0.
Carruth wins gold in Barcelona
A natural people person, Mick is a regular after dinner speaker, recounting memories of that famous night in Barcelona along with the rest of his boxing career. He is also regularly requested for guest appearances, photo calls, voiceovers and launches through JGA Sports Agency.