British boxing legend Alan Minter loses cancer battle as he dies aged 69

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Boxing hero Alan Minter has died at the age of 69, following a long battle with cancer.

Minter, who was undisputed world middleweight champion during the Eighties, died on Wednesday in a Guildford hospital.

Minter retired from boxing in 1981 with a record of 39-9, having previously won an Olympics bronze medal in 1972.

His son Ross said: "Dad was extremely proud of being undisputed world champion and I was always very proud when I was out with him to see how popular he was with people long after he had retired."

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