THE family of Kelty boxer Connor Law have described the unveiling of a mural in his honour as "an amazing tribute".

On Saturday, the striking artwork – painted by Donna Forrester and Celie Byrne, of Kelty Street Art Collective – was revealed in front of Connor's parents, Gary and Kaye, in the village's Main Street.

Funded through fundraising, collections and in part by Fife Council's Cowdenbeath Area Committee, the 30-foot high tribute to the three-time national amateur champion was created on the building that housed the Number One Goth pub, which has been bought by Asif Hussain, owner of another village bar, The Kings.

It features a quote from Muhammad Ali – "Don't count the days, make the days count" – and, writing on Facebook, Gary said: "What an amazing tribute, the painting is stunning.

"Donna, Celie and Asif, what you've all done is amazing. He was a gentleman, (had) a smile that would light up any room, (and) he was loved and adored as a person and as a boxer.

"From me, Kaye, Courtney and the rest of the family, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

Connor, who also won each of his 13 bouts since moving into the professional ranks in 2014, passed away suddenly in June at the age of 26, leading to an outpouring of tributes from within and outwith the Kelty community.

Donna commented: "I'm really chuffed. It's quite daunting producing something of that size, free hand, so it's good to see how it all came together, and the people who knew Connor best approve.

"We had the blessing of Gary and Kaye, who chose the photo they liked best, and the quote from Muhammad Ali was something he actually had tattooed on his ankle. It seemed like it was meant to be, and I think it's appropriate the quote is there, because he achieved a lot.

"It was quite emotional and a privilege; not everyone would trust you to paint their son, especially on that scale.

"It is a special project that has taken on a life of its own. The village is proud of him."

Asif added: "I knew Donna from previous artwork she had done on another property for me, and I told her my ideas.

"I approached Gary and Kaye, who had been regulars in our original venue in Kelty, 'The Crown', while my dad ran the business, to ask for their blessing for this to happen.

"I remember mentioning about a Muhammad Ali quote and the artists had come back with "Don't count the days, make the days count" – and we were stunned when Gary told us that Connor had that on his ankle.

"Connor meant a lot to the people of Kelty and even more so to everyone at the King's. He played for the King's football team passionately and will always be remembered as our number seven.

"The finished mural is fantastic – really amazing."