Terry Spinks becomes the youngest Briton ever to win an Olympic boxing gold medal in 1956.
Spinks has died at his Essex home after a long illness at the age of 74.
The baby-faced Spinks, who was an apprentice jockey before concentrating on boxing, won flyweight gold in Melbourne having been a late replacement.
Spinks, who clinched the British featherweight crown as a professional, won 41 of his 49 professional fights and was awarded an MBE in 2002.
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