Alan Minter had claimed the WBC and WBA titles with a win over Vito Antuofermo in March 1980.© Twitter
Former global middleweight champion Alan Minter has died elderly 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 question of months as he was once crushed via the nice Marvin Hagler at Wembley Area. The southpaw ended his skilled profession the next yr after being stopped inside of 3 rounds via compatriot Tony Sibson, retiring with a document of 39 wins and 9 defeats.
“The stewards and personnel of the British Boxing Board of Keep watch over are very saddened to listen to of the passing of former global middleweight champion Alan Minter,” a short lived BBBoC observation mentioned.
Minter were affected by most cancers.
Former British global heavyweight champion Frank Bruno paid tribute to Minter, writing on Twitter: “Alan Minter RIP.
“Alan and I labored in combination again and again a perfect boxer in his day I might ask folks to have a look at the previous photos of him combating a perfect boxer a tragic day for British Boxing RIP ‘Increase Increase’.”
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