British boxing legend Alan Minter has died aged 69.
Minter was a 1972 Olympic bronze medallist then, as a professional, became the world middleweight champion in 1980.
That crowning glory of the world title came when Minter had already claimed British and European titles.
But it was controversial – it was his Las Vegas debut and a disputed points win over Vito Antuofermo led to a rematch. Second time around, Minter forced his opponent to retire.
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Minter was beaten in three rounds at Wembley Arena by Marvin Hagler, who would go on to become one of the greatest middleweights ever.
‘Boom Boom’ Minter called a halt to his career in 1981 with a 39-9 record.
He died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.