Barry’s Awards, Accreditations and Achievements

As if being a World Champion Boxer didn’t recognise Barry’s commitment and talent enough – Barry also has a number of awards and accrediations to his name including an MBE and Sports Personality of the Year.

Boxing Achievements

* 1977 All Ireland Champion
* 1978 Commonwealth Gold Medal at Edmonton
* 1980 European Junior Bronze Medal at Rimini, Italy
* 1983 British Featherweight Champion
* 1983 European Feather Weight Champion
* 1985 WBA World Featherweight Champion
* 1985 WBA Boxer of the Year
* 1986 Fight of the Year, Ring Magazine
* 2000 World Boxing Hall of Fame, Los Angeles
* 2005 International Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota

Other Achievements

* 1985 BBC Sports Personality of the Year
* 1994 Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
* 2005 RTE Sporting Hall of Fame Award
* 2007 Winner of ITV’s Hells Kitchen

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