The Laureus Sport for Good Award was presented by two of the greatest fighters the world has ever seen. Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Barry McGuigan dominated their respective divisions for years.
The Laureus Sport for Good Award was presented to Northern Ireland's Gerry Storey who has spent a lifetime training boxers of all denominations at the Holy Family Gymnasium in Belfast.
The Laureus Sport For Good Award recognises the amazing achievements of men and women who have used sport to transform their communities.
For centuries, the people of Ireland have been divided by religion, politics and - until recently in the North - by barbed wire, bombs and bullets. In the middle of it all, on the streets of Belfast one boxing gym stood as a lone sanctuary from the violence.
The head coach, a survivor of four separate bombing attempts, carried on teaching children on both sides of the paramilitary divide.... and he did it in the same gym, at the same time.
Laureus celebrate his remarkable achievement, for he was able to do what centuries of political and religious groups could not - UNITE people......ironically enough, by fighting.