Tony McMinn first boxed competitively at age five, beginning a career that spanned two decades and over 150 fights. The Oklahoma-based boxer turned pro at 18 - while still in high school - after winning over 30 amateur tournaments, including numerous Golden Gloves and Silver Mittens competitions. At the height of his career, Tony was ranked 16th in the world and 12th in North America by the WBA. Winner of the Southern States middleweight title, Tony McMinn retired with one final hometown fight in 1990 in which he knocked out his opponent in the third round.

Tony retired with a final record of 144 wins and 17 losses, with 103 victories by knock-out. He earned the nickname "The Irish Express" thanks to both his Celtic heritage and to his ability to "steamroll" over his opponents.

After his lengthy boxing career, Tony McMinn settled down to raise a family. A lifelong Oklahoman, Tony lives in Miami, just a few miles from his hometown of Quapaw.