Minter is one of my all time favourite fighters. When I was growing up my Grandfather used to tell me about the time he went to go watch Minter defend the Undisputed Super Middle Weight crown against “Marvellous” Marvin Hagler and the absolute chaos that insued after he lost. I even have a picture of him in my room which was taken by and old friend who was a sports photographer and who got a chance to meet Minter and do a photo shoot. Anyway recently I’ve been looking back and studying his career quite closely in my opinion I’d say he ranks in as one of the top 15 greatest middleweight champions of all time. On my personal list I have him just above Golovkin who comes in at 16th. He won the title exactly 44 years ago as of writing this against Vito Antuofermo. He then defended the undisputed championship against the very same Vito Antufermo. He then took on Marvin Hagler in September 27th 1980 where he lost the title after quitting on his stool after the 3rd round. Minter would go on to have three more fights. The two of which he lost and the first of which he won. He would then retire on the 15th of September 1981 with a record of 39 wins 9 losses and 1 draw. He would retire as a former undisputed middleweight champion, a two time British champion and a two time European champion. His record I personally believe is one of the finest in middleweight history and if he hadn’t of had to face a Prime Hagler I think he would have reined as champion a lot longer. But what do you think? Is he an all time great in the middleweight division? Or is he just an average champion who lost to an all time great.