Former Middleweight Champion Alan Minter Passes Away

Legendary British boxer Alan Minter has died.

On Wednesday, September 9, Minter passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.

Minter’s success as the Amateur Boxing Association of England Middleweight Champion was the beginning of his successful boxing career in 1971. In 1972, Minter earned a bronze medal in the Summer Olympics in Munich.

Minter amassed a pro boxing record of 39-9, 1 NC. He captured the WBA and WBC Middleweight Titles on March 16, 1980. He took a split decision victory over Vito Antuofermo. In the rematch, Minter stopped Antuofermo in the eighth round.

Many offered their thoughts following the loss of Minter, including former WBC Heavyweight Champion Frank Bruno.

“Alan Minter RIP. Alan & I worked together many times a great boxer in his day I would ask people to look at the old footage of him fighting a great boxer a sad day for British Boxing RIP ‘Boom Boom.'”

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