Alan Minter: A career and life in pictures

The sporting world is mourning the loss of Alan Minter, who has died at the age of 69.

Thursday, 10th September 2020, 5:15 pm
Alan Minter training

One of Crawley's favourites sons, he 1972 Olympic bronze medallist turned pro and became world middleweight champion in 1980. Before that Minter had won British and European titles. Here are some pictures from a colourful career in and out of the boxing ring.

American middleweight boxer Marvin Hagler during his fight with Alan Minter which was stopped in the third round due to Minter's injuries, 27th September 1980. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
15th October 1980: Actress Diana Dors hams it up with boxer Alan Minter at the Thomas a Becket gym. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
29th November 1976: British boxer Alan Minter meets his American opponent Sugar Ray Seales before their fight. (Photo by Frank Barratt/Keystone/Getty Images)
English boxer Alan Minter retains his title after winning a bout against Vito at Wembley. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Alan Minter during a fight against American boxer Doug Demmings (1951 - 2002), Wembley, 23rd October 1979. (Photo by Colin Davey/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Alan Minter, surrounded by 'Top of the Pops' dance troupe Pan's People at his restaurant in Crawley, Sussex. Alan wears nothing but a chef's hat and a pair of boxing gloves. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Alan Minter v Kevin Finnegan in 1975
Alan Minter at the Litlehampton Sports Awards in 2006
Coach Billy Lavelle sizing up to Alan Minter for old times sake at St Gerards Boxing Club presentation night.
Alan Minter (front, left) and Lee Neumann (red jacket) present a cheque for £1,550 to Ali Unstead, of Chestnut Tree House, watched by Olive Branch landlord Doug Haw (second from right) and pub regulars
Alan Minter, Charlie Magri, John Conteh and John H Stracey with Kev Sanders at his boxing dinner at E of E showground.
Liam Connell and Alan Minter are cycling from John O'Groats to Lands End this summer, 2011, to help pay for a minibus for Palatine School.
Alan Minter with Alan Mullery at the Littlehampton Sports Awards in 2008
Alan Minter with son Ross
Alan Minter, the English boxer at the Guildhall after receiving the Freedom of the City of London. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)