"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing, but none of them serious." Alan Minter

Former British Middleweight Alan "Boom Boom" Minter retired in 1981 with a career record of 39-9-0-1 (23) having held both the WBA and WBC versions of the World Middleweight title as well as the European and British title. Amongst the fighters he faced were Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Vito Antuofermo, Mustafa Hamsho, Emile Griffith, Kevin Finnegan and Tony Sibson. Despite his achievements in the ring many fondly remember his now infamous quote.

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