Eddie Blay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Eddie Blay (right), 1965
Eddie Blay
Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Competitor for  Ghana
Olympic Games
Bronze 1964 Tokyo Light Welterweight
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1962 Perth Lightweight
Gold 1966 Kingston Welterweight

Edward "Eddie" Blay (9 November 1937 – 15 October 2006) was a Ghanaian boxer, who won the bronze medal in the men's Light Welterweight (63.5 kg) category at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.[1]


Born in Accra, Blay won a boxing bronze medal in the 1964 Olympics Games, and also twice won a Commonwealth Games gold medal (in Perth, Australia, 1962, and in Kingston, Jamaica, 1966)[2] after which was briefly a professional boxer.[3] Blay lived in Italy for some time, and after returning to Ghana established the Sole Mio restaurant at Osu, Accra.[3][4]


  1. ^ Eddie Blay at sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Eddie Blay – Amateur Highlights", Box Rec.
  3. ^ a b "Eddie Blay Passes Away", Modern Ghana, 18 October 2006.
  4. ^ "Eddie Blay's boxing medals missing", GhanaWeb, 25 September 2003.

External links[edit]