Lismore's boxing legend Arthur Maloney is celebrating his 80th birthday

Lismore's Arthur Maloney has dedicated most of his life to mentoring kids and has put hundreds of them on the right path through his love of boxing.

He has trained everyone from troubled teenagers through to a future Commonwealth Games gold medallist in a coaching career which spans 62 years.

This year he celebrates his 80th birthday and has no plans to retire any time soon.

Lismore photographer Peter Derrett recently captured these images of one of Lismore's true gentleman in his Goonellabah boxing gym, Maloney's Glove Club.