1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
| July 9, 1967 (age 48) (1967-07-09) Dublin, Ireland|
Austin Carruth, Martin Carruth, Fergal Carruth
Leah Carruth, Karl Carruth
Austin 'Aussie' Carruth, Joan Carruth
Boxing at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Welterweight
Wayne McCullough, Juan Hernandez Sierra, Kenny Egan, Ron Delany, Darren Sutherland
Michael Carruth Wikipedia
Michael Carruth (born 9 July 1967) is a southpaw Irish Olympic boxer from Dublin. He is best known for winning the welterweight gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. In 2006, he competed in Celebrity Jigs 'n' Reels. In 2009, he was appointed a masseur to the Westmeath senior football team. In 2012, Carruth was an analyst on the 2012 Olympics boxing coverage on RTÉ Sport.
1988 Olympics Lightweight Boxing
1st round bye
Defeated Satoru Higashi (Japan) 5-0
Lost to George Scott (Sweden) KO by 1
1992 Olympics Welterweight Boxing
1st round bye
2nd Round (last 16): Defeated Mikaele Masoe (American Samoa) 11-2
Quarter-final: Defeated Andreas Otto (Germany) 35-22
Semi-final: Defeated Arkhom Chenglai (Thailand) 11-4
Final: Defeated Juan Hernández Sierra (Cuba) 13-10
Carruth's medal was Ireland's first ever gold medal in boxing, only a couple of hours after teammate Wayne McCullough had to settle for the silver in bantamweight. It was also the first Olympic gold medal for Ireland since Ronnie Delaney won the Men's 1500m event at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.
Within a few days of winning his Olympic medal the Government of Ireland announced that Carruth has been instantly promoted to sergeant within the Irish Army in recognition of his achievement at the Olympics. And, on the day of his return to Ireland, local pubs dropped the price of beer to that of 1956.
Carruth turned pro in 1994 after taking leave from his job as a soldier in the Irish Army. He was trained by former Irish boxing great Steve Collins. He had limited success as a pro, losing in both of his defining pro bouts; in 1997 against Mihai Leu for the WBO Welterweight title and in 2000 against Adrian Stone for the IBO Light Middleweight title. He retired in 2000, after the loss to Stone, with a career professional record of 18-3-0.
Carruth has been an expert boxing analyst for RTÉ's Olympic coverage in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
Carruth has been involved in Gaelic games, being appointed a masseur to the Westmeath senior football team in 2009.