RIP Alan Minter

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  1. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    Rip Minter. The Hagler fight and crowd trouble still sticks in my mind, chairs and beer cans flying into the ring.
     
  2. porkypara

    porkypara Well-Known Member Full Member

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    some great footage of Alan from few years ago
     
  3. high tower

    high tower Active Member Full Member

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    RIP Alan. Won the undisputed middleweight title abroad. That takes some beating.
     
  4. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Minter and conteh should have been used as commentators a lot more than they were. Really straight talking down to earth guys. RIP Alan.
     
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  5. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Alan had a serious drink problem. He did some summarising for the Beeb in the early 80's but was clearly the worse for wear on several occasions.
     
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    LoadedGlove Well-Known Member Full Member

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    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah I'd heard that before actually. Very sad. Because any time I saw or heard him colour commentating on TV or radio he was excellent. As was conteh, who apparently had a similar problem...
     
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  8. robo

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    R. I. P. Champ
     
  9. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    Met Minter maybe 30 yrs ago at a st Patrick’s day lock in in Birmingham,lovely bloke! RIP Champ
     
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  10. channy

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    Absolutely.

    They would have schooled the drivel we have to endure these days.
     
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  11. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    A fine British boxer of the old school.
    He was world champion, not just a holder of a "world title", he was undisputed middleweight champion.
    He won the title in the ring and lost it in the ring, and not to some mug either, but to a true all-time great of the sport.
    He was a down to earth bloke as well.
     
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  12. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Crikey he was barely retired that time. Must've affected his boxing career a lot. The way he retired so fast after Hagler suggests all was not well with Alan. Alcohol addiction is deadly.
     
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  13. channy

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    I don't think his line " I will never lose to a black man did him many favors".

    Such a shame.
     
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  14. DavidC77

    DavidC77 Active Member Full Member

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    Really? Even just a few years after he retired?
     
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  15. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah I know. Minter was generally. Very sporting to all his opponents after the fight though, including black opponents line Doug Denning. Amazing the faux "outrage" by mainstream media scum against the likes of Alan for a throwaway comment, yet just the other night a Somalian Muslim went on a 2- hour stabbing spree in the centre of Birmingham England and not a word from mainstream media q uestioning this issue. Sickening hypocrisy!
     
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