British media reported he had been suffering from cancer.

Minter was a bronze medallist at the 1972 Munich Olympics and took the professional world title in Las Vegas in 1980 after beating Italian-American Vito Antuofermo on a controversial split decision.

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Joshua: I'm approaching the end of my career
07/01/2021 AT 14:42

He stopped the Italian in a rematch that same year in London but lost his title to "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler after three rounds at Wembley Arena three months later.

Minter retired with a 39-9 record.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ed Osmond)

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