Tributes have been paid to a former Aberdeen boxer who has died suddenly.
David Porter, 42, who had suffered a number of serious health issues, was found dead in his flat in Richmond Terrace last Wednesday.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.
Mr Porter, who regularly attended Aberdeen Amateur Boxing Club, was last night described as a well-liked man who had experienced great success with the sport.
Adam Smith, secretary and treasurer of the boxing club, said he was sad to hear about Mr Porter’s death.
Mr Smith added: “It came as quite a shock as I had spoken to him just a week before I heard the bad news.”
“He was one of the best boxers in Scotland and took home a few trophies in his time.”
The one-time supervisor in the oil and gas industry had boxed competitively for the organisation between 1989 and 2000 but had to wind up his coaching commitment because of multiple health problems.
In June last year Mr Porter claimed a botched operation robbed him of his manhood and ruined his life.
He said the procedure at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, which removed his appendix and repaired a hernia, had left his bladder and testicles severely damaged.
He was consequently prescribed with hormone replacement therapy to boost his testosterone levels.
However he claimed this was so poorly managed that his body began producing the female hormone oestrogen.
Mr Smith said Mr Porter had spent the last four years in and out of hospital and had struggled with his medical problems.
Mr Porter had also made numerous complaints to police and the local authority over alleged neighbourhood disputes.
He added: “Before he fell ill he was always out and about seeing his friends and he will be dearly missed.”
“He was popular at the club and always made time to box with the children who come here.”
It is not known exactly how Mr Porter died, however a spokesman for the police last said that an investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the cause of death was underway.