Trainer Oliver Harrison has died at the age of 58
Last Updated: 26/04/19 3:21pm
Oliver Harrison, former trainer to Amir Khan, Jamie Moore and Martin Murray, has died at the age of 58.
The Manchester-based coach had overseen the early stages of Khan's professional career and enjoyed success as he trained Moore, Murray and Rocky Fielding.
Harrison guided Moore to British, Commonwealth and European titles, while he worked with Murray as he came within touching distance of a world middleweight title in four attempts, and also helped Fielding to rise the super-middleweight ranks before illness curtailed his time in the corner.
Very sad to hear of the death of Oliver Harrison. A top trainer & a real gentleman. Boxing has lost a great servant. Thoughts & prayers are with his family & @JamieMoore777 @MartinMurrayBox & all the lads that trained with him who were very close to him. RIP Oliver xx— matthew macklin (@mattmacklin) April 26, 2019
Saddened to hear of the passing of Oliver Harrison. A great trainer with a peaceful aura who cared deeply for his family and fighters. Rest in peace 🙏— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) April 26, 2019
Gutted to hear the news of Oliver Harrison’s passing! A nice man who done a lot for his community! Thoughts are with his family and friends.. 😔💙😔— Anthony Bellew (@TonyBellew) April 26, 2019
Thinking of you boys at this difficult time also @DentonVassell @JamieMoore777 @MartinMurrayBox @Rocky87Fielding
Really sad to hear the news about Oliver Harrison passing.— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) April 26, 2019
A good man who had amazing relationships with the fighters he looked after, taken way too soon.
Thoughts are with his family,friends and the boxers he spent so much time with. 🙏🏽
Adam Smith, head of Sky Sports Boxing, said: "We are all deeply saddened by the death of Oliver Harrison. He was a caring and wonderful man, as well as a highly-respected trainer.
"I spent a lot of time with Oliver over the years, a really dignified person who stayed away from the spotlight as his impressive results spoke for themselves.
"Oliver was a calming influence in the corner as Moore, Murray and Fielding enjoyed some of the finest nights of their careers, and we'll miss that winning smile."