Alan Minter had claimed the WBC and WBA titles with a win over Vito Antuofermo in March 1980.© Twitter
Former world middleweight champion Alan Minter has died aged 69, British boxing chiefs introduced on Thursday. Minter gained Olympic bronze in Munich in 1972 and claimed the WBC and WBA titles with a win over Vito Antuofermo in March 1980 in Las Vegas. However his reign lasted a matter of months as he was crushed by the nice Marvin Hagler at Wembley Area. The southpaw ended his skilled profession the next 12 months after being stopped inside three rounds by compatriot Tony Sibson, retiring with a file of 39 wins and 9 defeats.
“The stewards and workers of the British Boxing Board of Management are very saddened to listen to of the passing of former world middleweight champion Alan Minter,” a short BBBoC assertion mentioned.
Minter had been affected by most cancers.
Former British world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno paid tribute to Minter, writing on Twitter: “Alan Minter RIP.
“Alan and I labored collectively many occasions an excellent boxer in his day I might ask folks to take a look at the outdated footage of him combating an excellent boxer a tragic day for British Boxing RIP ‘Increase Increase’.”
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