The world of sport was united once again in grief today as it was announced that legendary boxing commentator Harry Carpenter has passed away.
Famous for the catchphrase "Ya know what I mean 'Arry" which was actually said not by Carpenter but by former Heavyweight Champion Frank Bruno, Harry Carpenter was famously at ringside for a number of bruising boxing encounters, and was known by all of the sport's legendary figures.
Although Carpenter never quite enjoyed a Kenneth Wolstenholme 1966 World Cup Final moment, he did utter the immortal line:
"And Ali will not be denied!" as Muhammad Ali knocked seven bells out of George Foreman in the Rumble In The Jungle in Zaire in 1974.
Carpenter was respected in the sport for his astute commentry and his ability to bring a greater understanding of the subtleties involved in punching an opponent's head in whilst practicing the noble art.
One who benefitted greatly from his association with Harry was the aforementioned Frank Bruno, who secured several seasons in panto on the back of the pair's playful post-fight banter.
Harry Carpenter will be sadly missed.
He was 84.