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Legendary Middleweight Boxer Marvin Hagler Died at 66

Published Sun Mar 14 2021 By Tashipalmo
Legendary Middleweight Boxer Marvin Hagler Died at 66

Legendary Middleweight Boxer Marvin Hagler Died At 66! Know Everything Here! 

Marvelous Marvin Hagler, the Middleweight boxing legend, has sadly passed away this Saturday on March 13, 2021, at 66. 

Considered one of the greatest athletes of his times, he held the title of undisputed middleweight champion from 1980-1987 and was named one of the 4 kings of boxing in the 1980s.  

Marvin inside the ring

Marvin Haggler passed away at 66 on 13 March 2021 of natural causes. 

Photo Source: CNN Edition

Marvin fought 67 times in his 12 years of a boxing career, winning 62 of them and 52 of the wins by knockout. 

His most iconic fight and still hailed the best was when he fought Thomas Hearns, aka "Hit Man" in 1985, for 3 brutal rounds, called "The War."  

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In 1987, after his fight with rival Sugar Ray Leonard, disappointed with the 12 rounds split decision for the WBC middleweight title and the final verdict in favor of Leonard, Marvin decided never to fight again and moved to Italy to pursue his acting career. 

Hagler's wife Kay G Hagler confirmed the legend's death on Saturday; she wrote, "I am sorry to make an unfortunate announcement; today, unfortunately, my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. 

Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time. With love, Kay G. Hagler."  

Marvin with his wife

Marvin holds the undisputed middleweight champion title from 1980-1987.  

Photo Source: France24 

The world of sport is mourning the most beloved boxer's death; another champ Oscar De La Hoya took to Twitter and wrote, "Saddened to hear about the death of Marvelous Marvin Hagler. One of the greatest to ever step in the ring! RIP Marvelous."    

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Tributes came from many more renowned personalities like Teddy Atlas, Bob Arum, Adam Smith. 

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