Brian Minto

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Brian Minto
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Beast
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1975-01-27) January 27, 1975 (age 45)
Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights53
Wins42
Wins by KO27
Losses11

Brian Matthew Minto (born January 27, 1975) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 2002 to 2016. He challenged once for the WBO cruiserweight title in 2010. During his career he faced former world champions and contenders Dillian Whyte, Joseph Parker, Axel Schulz, Luan Krasniqi,Israel Adesanya Chris Arreola, Marco Huck, Shane Cameron, Tony Tubbs, and Artur Szpilka.

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Pro

Minto turned pro in 2002 [1] and won his first 8 bouts, gaining the West Virginia heavyweight boxing title.

In 2004, Minto had a bout with former champion Tony Tubbs. The inactive Tubbs won in a mild upset, giving Minto his first professional loss. Minto has been featured on ESPN fight cards, where he scored two TKOs over Vincent Maddalone.

In November 2006, Minto scored an upset win (TKO in the sixth round) over Axel Schulz, foiling the German's comeback attempt. Minto's second defeat came from one-time WBO contender Luan Krasniqi March 17 in Germany.

On July 2, 2008, at Pullman Park in his hometown of Butler, Minto defeated John Poore by first-round technical knockout. Minto knocked Poore down three times before the bout was stopped. [2] Minto is currently ranked 11th by the World Boxing Organization. [3]

After his fight with John Poore he fought Galen Brown on November 1, 2008 and defeated him by fourth-round knockout after his original opponent Marcus McGee pulled out due to a shoulder injury.

He fought Matt Greer on April 17, 2009 in a fight which he won by unanimous decision.

He fought Donnell Holmes on August 14, 2009 for the interim WBO NABO Heavyweight Title in which he won a technical decision after the fight was stopped on four rounds the judges gave Minto the decision with the scores of 40–36, 39–37, and 39–37 and it was also Holmes first loss of his career.

Brian Minto fought Chris Arreola, December 5, 2009 as an under card for the Paul Williams vs Sergio Martinez fight. After getting hit constantly with right hands he was dropped in the 4th round. He stood up at 8 and proceeded to get hit with more clean right hands from Arreola before being dropped again. Minto rose at 9 and the referee stopped the fight as he appeared to be in no condition to proceed with the fight.

On March 22, Minto announced he would be moving down to the Cruiserweight division to challenge Marco Huck for the WBO Cruiserweight Title. Minto was defeated by Huck by a 10th round (end of nine) RTD.

Personal life

Brian has a wife named Heidi and has two children. A daughter Megan and a son Matthew.

Professional boxing record

53 fights, 42 wins (27 knockouts), 11 losses (6 knockouts) [4]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Win42–11 Flag of Hungary.svg András CsomorTKO5 (8)17/09/2016 Flag of the United States.svg Kelly Automotive Park, Butler, PennsylvaniaMinto announces his retirement
Loss41–11 Flag of Germany.svg Edmund Gerber TKO2 (10)05/03/2016 Flag of Russia.svg Colosseum Sport Hall, Grozny
Loss41–10 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dillian Whyte TKO3 (10) 12/09/2015 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Millennium Dome, Greenwich, LondonFor WBC International Silver heavyweight title
Loss41–9 Flag of New Zealand.svg Israel Adesanya SD3 (4)28/03/2015 Flag of New Zealand.svg Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Win41–8 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Daniel Ammann UD3 (3)28/03/2015 Flag of New Zealand.svg Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Win40–8 Flag of New Zealand.svg Monty FilimaeaTKO2 (3)28/03/2015 Flag of New Zealand.svg Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Loss39–8 Flag of New Zealand.svg Joseph Parker RTD7 (12)05/17/2014 Flag of New Zealand.svg Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau For WBO Oriental & Interim PABA heavyweight titles.
Win39–7 Flag of New Zealand.svg Shane Cameron RTD7 (12)14/12/2013 Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland Won vacant WBO Oriental heavyweight title.
Win38–7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tom LittleSD3 (3)14/11/2013 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London
Loss37–7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Michael Sprott UD3 (3)14/11/2013 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London
Loss37–6 Flag of Poland.svg Artur Szpilka UD10 (10)15/06/2013 Flag of Poland.svg Bydgoszcz
Win37–5 Flag of the United States.svg Mike SheppardTKO4 (12)18/08/2012 Flag of the United States.svg Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester
Win36–5 Flag of the United States.svg Matt Hicks TKO1 (6)28/04/2012 Flag of the United States.svg Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester
Loss35–5 Flag of the United States.svg Tony Grano TKO3 (10)28/01/2012 Flag of the United States.svg Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York NABF Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Win35–4 Flag of the United States.svg Pierre KaramRTD2 (10)29/10/2010 Flag of the United States.svg Ghost Riders’ Entertainment Complex, Butler, Pennsylvania Won vacant WBC Continental Americas cruiserweight title.
Loss34–4 Flag of Germany.svg Marco Huck RTD9 (12)01/05/2010 Flag of Germany.svg Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen For WBO cruiserweight title
Loss34–3 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Arreola TKO4 (10)05/12/2009 Flag of the United States.svg Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win34–2 Flag of the United States.svg Donnell Holmes TD4 (12)14/08/2009 Flag of the United States.svg Pullman Park, Butler, Pennsylvania Retained WBA Fedecentro heavyweight
Win33–2 Flag of the United States.svg Matthew GreerUD817/04/2009 Flag of the United States.svg Days Inn, Butler, Pennsylvania
Win32–2 Flag of the United States.svg Galen BrownTKO4 (10)01/11/2008 Flag of the United States.svg Morrow Arena, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania Retained WBA Fedecentro heavyweight title.
Win31–2 Flag of the United States.svg John PooreKO1 (10)02/07/2008 Flag of the United States.svg Pullman Park, Butler, Pennsylvania Retained WBA Fedecentro heavyweight title
Win30–2 Flag of the United States.svg Chad Van Sickle RTD1 (12)27/04/2008 Flag of the United States.svg Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, United StatesRetained WBA Fedecentro heavyweight title
Win29–2 Flag of the United States.svg Byron PolleyKO1 (10)30/12/2007 Flag of the United States.svg Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester Won vacant WBA Fedecentro heavyweight title
Win28–2 Flag of the United States.svg Ray LunsfordTKO1 (8)23/08/2007 Flag of the United States.svg Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester
Loss27–2 Flag of Germany.svg Luan Krasniqi UD1217/03/2007 Flag of Germany.svg Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg For vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title.
Win27–1 Flag of Germany.svg Axel Schulz TKO6 (10)25/11/2006 Flag of Germany.svg Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle
Win26–1 Flag of the United States.svg Andy SampleKO1 (6)11/08/2006 Flag of the United States.svg Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester
Win25–1 Flag of the United States.svg Danny BatchelderUD1009/06/2006 Flag of the United States.svg Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
Win24–1 Flag of the United States.svg Billy ZumbrunUD828/04/2006 Flag of the United States.svg Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Win23–1 Flag of the United States.svg Troy WeidaTKO3 (8)30/12/2005 Flag of the United States.svg Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester
Win22–1 Flag of the United States.svg Forrest NealKO2 (8)23/11/2005 Flag of the United States.svg Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester
Win21–1 Flag of the United States.svg Vinny Maddalone TKO7 (10)01/10/2005 Flag of the United States.svg St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
Win20–1 Flag of the United States.svg Jermell BarnesUD812/07/2005 Flag of the United States.svg Days Inn, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

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References

  1. "BoxRec Info Page: Brian Minto" . Retrieved 2008-09-09.
  2. "Minto destroys Poore!". Fightnews.com. 2008-07-02. Archived from the original on 2008-07-11. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
  3. "WBO Rankings for Heavyweight: Brian Minto" . Retrieved 2008-09-09.[ dead link ]
  4. Brian Minto's Professional Boxing Record – BoxRec.com
Vacant
Title last held by
Alex Leapai
WBO Oriental Heavyweight Champion
14 December 2013 – 5 July 2014
Succeeded by
Joseph Parker