NOT even the fabled Robert of Locksley, Robin Hood, staged such a daring ambush.
The fight was a war of attrition with Leahy walking down his slick opponent at every opportunity and Papp winging home backhands throughout and engaging and uncompromising 15-rounder.
The Cork middleweight was born on March 12, 1935, and died on January 5, 2010, aged 74;
Leahy boxed out of the Glen BC in the amateur ranks before turning professional in 1956;
His most famous victory was his British title win over George Aldridge in 1963 in Nottingham, and he beat the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson a year later in Scotland;
Leahy won 46 (16 KO), lost 19 (5 KO) and drew seven of his 72 fights in the prize ring;
The Leeside orthodox fought 581 rounds and retired with a 22% KO ratio after nine years of professional boxing.