HomeBoxingTributes pour in for Marvelous Marvin Hagler who dies aged 66
Tributes pour in for Marvelous Marvin Hagler who dies aged 66
March 14, 2021
Tributes have poured in for former undisputed Middleweight champion, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who has handed away aged 66.
Hagler, extensively thought of as certainly one of if not the best Middleweight of all-time, handed away on Saturday, his spouse Kay G. Hagler confirmed on Fb.
A part of the ‘Fabolous 4’, alongside Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran, the quartet transcended the game throughout a golden interval within the Eighties, with all 4 later inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame.
High Rank promoter Bob Arum posted on Twitter:
Marvelous Marvin Hagler was among the many best athletes that High Rank ever promoted. He was a person of honor and a person of his phrase, and he carried out within the ring with unparalleled willpower. He was a real athlete and a real man. I’ll miss him enormously.
Former Featherweight champion Barry McGuigan posted on Twitter:
Shocked and deeply saddened to listen to of the passing of the unbelievableMarvellous Marvin Hagler. I’m honoured to have spent some wonderful occasions with him. My heartfelt sympathies to his spouse Kay and his household. Relaxation in Peace Champ
Former six-weight world champion, Oscar De La Hoya posted on Twitter:
Saddened to listen to in regards to the loss of life of Marvelous Marvin Hagler. One of many best to ever step within the ring! #RIPMarvelous
I’m crushed on the information that MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER has handed away! He was-in his prime-POUND4POUND-the greatest, going 11yrs in 38 fights w/o defeat! He dominated the MW division 4 a decade! 62 wins/52KOs-3 losses
Hagler was defeated simply thrice in a adorned 67-fight profession, which noticed him grow to be the undisputed 160lbs champion with a brutal third spherical stoppage of Britain’s Alan Minter at Wembley Area in 1980.
The New Jersey native, who legally modified his title to “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler in 1982 made 12 defences of his undisputed title with victories over the likes of arch-rival Vito Antuofermo of their rematch in 1981, after a break up resolution draw over three years earlier and over the nice Roberto Duran.
Hagler would have arguably his most memorable and publicised evening towards Thomas Hearns in April 1985 in a 3 spherical slugfest at Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas which is able to reside lengthy within the reminiscence, that includes the best first spherical in most followers’ estimations.
The southpaw nice knocked out John Mugabi in 11 rounds in his penultimate combat in 1986, earlier than dropping in his closing bow to Sugar Ray Leonard on a highly-controversial break up resolution loss in Las Vegas.
Boxing has misplaced one of many all time greats. Gutted to listen to of the passing of Marvellous Marvin Hagler. One of many hardest, and greatest fighters in one of many best eras in boxing historical past. Hagler together with Leonard,Hearns & Duran – the Actual 4 Kings.#RIP ❤️ #WAR 👑 #boxingpic.twitter.com/IEEGBgS9W6