Was Alan Minter a decent fighter

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Eye of Timaeus, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    I only hear about his loss to Hagler.
  2. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    Yes, he was a very decent fighter.
  3. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 20, 2006
  4. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 22, 2004

    Oh come on, Mark...……..
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  5. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    That’s because people on here only talk about HW’s and the fab 4 in any depth. Minter was a very good boxer (better than decent) with decent power. If he was not so susceptible to cuts he may be remembered for more than that. All but 1 of his loses was on cuts (if memory serves?). Vito Antuofermo fights and his fights with Finnigan are well worth the time. His stoppage against Sugar Ray Seales is worth watching as well. Very underrated and under appreciated IMO!

    He has an akward straight stand up style that makes him look out of place, he reminds me of boxing’s equivalent of Larry Bird (not in greatness) but in looking unathletic and still being top notch. Deceptive in appearance. But very skilled and worth checking out...I have no logical reason for being an Alan Minter fan/appreciator but I am!
  6. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

    Jul 25, 2015
    Quite a bit better than 'decent'. How degrading. He was a world class fighter with high level skills.
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  7. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

    Jul 25, 2015
    I love Minter. But my dad's a massive fan (actually met him). And I'm British!
  8. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

    Jul 25, 2015
    Eye of Mark. All judging. No boxer is safe.
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  9. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    A very good boxer indeed. It's because of that loss to Hagler that it tends to over shadow his talent.
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  10. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

    Dec 31, 2009
    I met Alan. Somebody asked him if he got the decision against Hamsho (which I think he deserved) would he have rematched Hagler? Alan looked at him and said “Hagler? Fight him again? You must be fukking joking!”
  11. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    As Harry Callahan said in the movie "Magnum Force". " A man's got to know his limitations ". Clearly Minter was smart enough to know his lol.
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  12. ray fritz

    ray fritz Active Member Full Member

    Nov 4, 2018
    MINTER was world class,I would put him in a top tier not HOF, just below
  13. Hookandjab

    Hookandjab Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 19, 2014
  14. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    He was a world class contender, and was a European Middleweight champion. He was also mentioned as a future challenger to World Middleweight champion Carlos Monzon, in 1976, after Carlos defeated Rodrigo Valdes, by a unanimous 15 round decision, to unify the WBA and WBC titles, in Monte Carlo, on June 26 1976, Minter at ringside for that fight, watched Carlos deck Rodrigo in round 14, with a counter right hand. Minter later remarked that after watching the Monzon fight, To be a truly great champion, you have to be ice cold and have total composure. Minter had a stinging right jab, and a very hard left hook. On March 16 1980 he defeated Vito Antuofermo to win the World Middleweight championship, in Las Vegas by a majority decision. On June 28 1980, Minter repeated another victory over Vito, when Antuofermo could not answer the bell for round 8, due to severe cuts, to successfully defend his title. On Sept 27 1980, he was stopped by Marvelous Marvin Hagler, by TKO 3, due to terrible laceration to the eye, losing his World Middleweight title, in London. Minter was a very good fighter and a credit to his country.
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  15. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 22, 2015
    As previously mentioned Minter was better than decent, a good fighter.
    He tends to be talked down on here, for example Vito Antuofermo is always talked up on here, yet Minter decimated him in their second fight.
    I also thought he beat Hamsho although I think i’m in the minority on here on that one.
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