RIP Alan Minter

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  1. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    Sad news for UK boxing fans
     
  2. DJN16

    DJN16 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Very sad news
     
  3. Patter983

    Patter983 Active Member Full Member

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    Sad day indeed Jurgen! Was the sports guest at my high school sports presentation night in 1999! Was a bit to young to appreciate how good he was ! Just remember my dad making me have as many pictures as possible with him!

    RIP
     
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  4. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    Alan Minter was a great fighter and a top bloke. May he rest in peace.
     
  5. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    Met him at one of Ross Minter's fights at the Excel Arena then went on to youtube when informed he was a UK legend in the ring.

    Watched the whole 15 rounds of his fight with Vito Antuofermo and then the Hagler fight - those days must have been brutal and there was no Tony Bellew turning the back when facing adversity.

    Made time to interact with the fans and the excitement when older fans seen him said it all.
     
  6. mark ant

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    Minter, who became a star in America when he fought on the undercard of
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  8. DavidC77

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    He always seemed like a completely down to earth and likeable bloke when he was interviewed.

    RIP Alan.
     
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  9. channy

    channy How Much!!! Full Member

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    His famous line.
    Sure there have been deaths in boxing, but nothing serious!!

    RIP Champ.
     
  10. Special one

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    RIP champ. Was only watching an old fightbof his aboutva week ago. Will try and rewatch some others in the coming days!
     
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  13. DavidC77

    DavidC77 Active Member Full Member

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    Why didn't Minter have some sort of role as a co-commentator or boxing analyst on TV?

    He was likeable, open, completely at ease in front of the camera and when being interviewed. I would have thought he'd be perfect for that type of role.

    Was it because his image had been damaged after the build-up to and particularly the aftermath of the Hagler fight?
     
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  14. Shakermaker

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    A British boxing great. RIP
     
  15. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Keyboard ninja warrior Full Member

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    I'd so much prefer Alan Minter to the high pitched whining noise of Tony Bellend.


    RIP champ
     
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