Full name: Peter Crotty
Nickname(s): The Clonmel Ironman
Born: September 16, 1927 in Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
Died: June 1, 2003 in Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
Affiliations: Clonmel Boxing Club, Clonmel (IRL)
Peter Crotty began fighting with the St. Maryâs Boxing Club in Clonmel, later training at the Dungarvan Battalion FCA, before joining the Army for two years in 1943. Crotty won the Irish welterweight title for four straight years, 1949-52, but lost his first match at the Helsinki Olympics when a cut opened over his eyes and the fight was stopped by the referee. He retired after the Olympics and worked in the building trade, often as a scaffolder. In January 2006 a blue plaque was unveiled in front of the Dungarvan Town Hall depicting his boxing achievements, and the gymnasium where he trained there with the Dungarvan Boxing Club is now called the Peter Crotty Iron Man Gym. Dungarvan also holds an annual Peter Crotty Memorial Boxing Tournament.