Hagler’s run was no better than Hopkins much derided run as middleweight king. They both feasted on bums and mediocrities while calling out smaller fighters. To his credit though, at least Hopkins had the guts to move up in weight. Hagler cowered whenever Michael Spinks was brought up.Posted March 29, 2014 8:19 pm
Hagler is boxing royalty he reign with class and respect for the game his title defense we’re epic six years as undisputed middle weight champ was to small to fight a hvt champ like spinks ,but may weather needed cornelo a jrmidwht fight at 150 and didn’t do but run from a drained novice hagler was the same size as may weather and would stretch may out in about the third round with his southpaw speed and power he would put mayweater to sleep like old ass Mosley almost did and bust his ass and nose up like cotto did the same cotto who pacqiuao almost killed ,two year before ,what legacy when you scared of aflyweight who kicked ass in 10 division winning 8 titles after 2 div. know that’s legendary may weather needs to buy him some class with all that money and some heartPosted March 29, 2014 3:14 am
Mayweather jr need to fight Pacman, Lara, Thurman,and BOO-BOO. These r the fight for Money but he will not fight none of these guys period. Money is Coward for ducking these guys.Posted March 28, 2014 6:17 pm
TARK, we are waiting for your Vegas road trip and have the equipment assembled to vacuate your behind and then give you the most pleasurable experience you have ever had. When we talk of 21″ rims, we’re not talking about Impalas, but we could be talking impaling. Anyway, hurry up and get your but over here and we will take you to that ecstasy you have been waiting for. Goodnight, TARK and don’t keep it tight.Posted March 28, 2014 5:59 pm
Oh, one more thing. Wonder boy Mayweather never fought a 15-round fight in his life. Hagler had fifteen 15-round fights in his career.
Oops! I did it again, Gonzo. LMAO!Posted March 28, 2014 3:27 am
“It’s insulting to even mention Floyd’s name on the same page as Hagler’s let alone in the same paragraph or sentence. ”
I know it Gonzo. Forgive me.Posted March 28, 2014 3:21 am
However, Suger Ray Leonard says Floyd is an ATG and proved himself already. Like their fight, I side with Leonard over Hagler.Posted March 28, 2014 12:59 am
Gonzo the Dragonborn
Edit< completelyPosted March 27, 2014 9:17 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn
Brother Hidalgo.. It’s insulting to even mention Floyd’s name on the same page as Hagler’s let alone in the same paragraph or sentence. They’re not cut from a different cloth, they’re two complete separate species. Complete polar opposites. Two ends of the warrior spectrum: And Floyd is wedged firmly at the bottom of the red in the gutless yellow-bellied coward end.Posted March 27, 2014 9:16 pm
I made a mistake, Duran took Moore’s title one year before fighting Hearns, not two years as I previously stated.Posted March 27, 2014 9:13 pm
The WBC light middleweight champion that Duran challenged in 1982 was Wilfred Benitez.Posted March 27, 2014 9:12 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn
Floyd found his level. It was ever so slightly better than Oscar’s walking corpse and B- level Mexican plodder Castillo. To be fair to him he does look a million dollars against the C and D level hype jobs and media creation bums his CV is littered with though.Posted March 27, 2014 9:12 pm
“Lmfao.. Hagler loss to a welter weight.and his only wins against hall I gamers was aginst Welterweight Hearns. And a lightweight Duran”
You’re an idiot.
Sugar Ray Leonard weighed in at 158 when he fought Hagler. Hagler weighed in at 158 1/2 for that fight. Leonard also fought as a super middleweight. And after fighting Hagler Leonard never fought lower than middleweight again.
Both Hearns and Hagler weighed almost 160 lbs for their fight. Hearns had already held the WBC light middleweight title for three years then he decided to move up and challenge Hagler for his title.
Duran challenged WBC light middleweight champion in 1982, then took the WBA light middleweight title from Davey Moore two years before Duran fought Hearns. In between fighting Moore and Hearns, Duran challenged Hagler at middleweight.
Really, “Another Sad day for Hagler”, you are an idiot.Posted March 27, 2014 9:11 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn
1. Floyd Mayweather wouldn’t dare step foot into the same time zone with the kind of competition Robinson fought, never mind into a ring with them.
2. And if you could find a a good enough hypnotist to hypnotize him to inflate his rat-sized bollocks to man size and dig deep within himself to find the courage to do so, he’d have more loses than he has brain cells, which admittedly is not that many at all.Posted March 27, 2014 9:03 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn
Sugar Ray Robinson
*Sugar Ray Robinson first appears in The RING ratings on March 11, 1941 (No. 7 LW).
Notable Wins in chronological order: (RING rating at the time)
*Robinson retires for 30 months after losing to Maxim; 16 of his 19 career losses come after this retirement (10 of which were to ranked opponents).
Rocky Castellani (No.2 MW)
***All men named above can be found in The RING’s top ten at one point or another.
Sugar Ray Robinson faced 61 boxers that were ranked in the top 10 when he fought them; his record against them: 45-14-2. (10 of those losses coming AFTER his retirement in ’52.
Robinson faced 71 different boxers (a total of 108 times) that were rated in the top 10 at one time or another. Record against them: 87-17-3.Posted March 27, 2014 8:57 pm
Too funny how people here try to discredit Hagler. The man had 50 fights before even getting a title shot and beat Briscoe watts,Seals and a few others I can’t think of at the moment. And to say he ducked McCallum is another joke. He was in the last 2 fights before he retired and MM had only 17-18 fights at the time, so what Hagler waits for 50 fights to get his shot and gives MM a shot at 17 fights at the end of his career? Get realPosted March 27, 2014 7:06 pm
Hagler was robbed against Watts and Monroe. Both of them totally outclassed in rematchesPosted March 27, 2014 6:07 pm
McCallum waa thoroughly outboxed by Sumbu Kalambay who in turn got starched with one punch by powderpuff Michael NunnPosted March 27, 2014 6:01 pm
Lot’s of Mayweather minion are not happy that Marvin is not afraid to call little floyd chicken chit. Larry Holmes said the same thing. You would have to be blind or a fool not to see it.Posted March 27, 2014 4:57 pm
Another Sad day for Hagler.aka the man who got retired by a welterweight
Lol Hagler lost to Bobby Watts?????
Another Sad day for Hagler
Lmfao.. Hagler loss to a welter weight.and his only wins against hall I gamers was aginst Welterweight Hearns. And a lightweight DuranPosted March 27, 2014 2:38 pm
Also, over the duration of his career, Hagler literally fought and beat a long list of who’s-who in boxing which included a number of fighters with stellar records prior to facing “Marvelous” Marvin:
Oh, to wear such panties.Posted March 27, 2014 12:51 pm
Peej, Hagler did NOT walk away from boxing just because He lost to Sugar Ray Leonard. He quit boxing for a number of reasons one of which was he never thought he got a fair shake in Las Vegas, and another is that he felt he never got the recognition that he truly deserved. He thought he beat Leonard. Losing to Leonard was just the icing on the cake. It was the last straw.
BTW, as you and Tark and anyone else attempts to minimize the great Marvin Hagler, try to remember that he had 67 fights and won 64 of them, 52 by KO. Try also to remember Hagler went on a winning streak for 10 straight years from 1976, in which time he fought 35 times, winning all except one time in which he fought to a Draw, and won 31 of those 35 fights by KO.
The only people wearing wadded panties are the ones who don’t, or refuse to recognize greatness when they see it.Posted March 27, 2014 12:38 pm
marvin. pure class.Posted March 27, 2014 12:26 pm
If you’re a true Champ, Expose Yourself To The best….Even If That Means Taking That Ass WhoppingPosted March 27, 2014 11:03 am
For a so called Legend to even think Floyd Mayweather has to fight Manny and Khan to cement his legacy shows how idiotic he is. He must just shut up and stop hating.Posted March 27, 2014 11:01 am
Eddie said let mayweather fight who he wants to lol lol…how sweet is that? Talking about how much money he makes? You’re missing the point. To be the best you gotta best the best. Leave no stone unturned! This dude hand pick guys lol. ..The only competitor/team that hand pick an opponent. In no other sport is that possible. In all sports it next contender upPosted March 27, 2014 10:57 am
Tomato Can Stan
Eddie – “He also didn’t fight all the best fighters he could”
C’mon man. Hagler fought Hearns, Leonard and Duran.
The Fabulous Four, man. They made that era.Posted March 27, 2014 10:36 am
Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard are not overrated at all they were great fighters and should be respected as such . They both cannot and should not claim to fight all the greats of their time . Americans yes ! Not the best in the World. Give Mayweather his due let him fight who he want to . He is doing the samething every other great fighters did ” He is banking better though!” Very smart too.Posted March 27, 2014 10:33 am
Marvin Hagler was one of my favourite fighters during his time . He also didn’t fight all the best fighters he could. He never fought the ” Body Snatcher!” Mike McCallum . Anyone who know about boxinging in that era knew that Mike McCallum would have change his legacy as we know it.” No Marvelous you did not fight the best either!”Posted March 27, 2014 10:23 am
Challenge to TARK
TARK has told anyone who will listen that he is the best writer on the sport of boxing. Well, let’s see if you have the co jones to accept this challenge.
I won’t hold my breath, but for someone who calls others out for DUCKING, I am most interested to see if you DUCK this challenge TARK.
ESB, if you read these comments, please can you arrange for TARK to get a piece published here as to why he feels Hagler and SRR were overrated? Many thanks.Posted March 27, 2014 8:39 am
mmh is rightPosted March 27, 2014 8:35 am
Imbecile TARK uses the same one guy to belittle some of the ATG fighters in boxing.
TARK will always use Marcos Geraldo losing on points to Hagler and
And more I can’t remember as I’m so angry with this human tool. He boldly predicted Ward had never faced a boxer like La Bamba!! Ha ha. Fail TARK. He predicted that Garcia was the complete package as he had spouted on about the overrated Trout beating COTTO, who bloodied Floyd’s nose.
OMG. TARK you imbecile. You try to destroy SRR on the evidence of one fight vs Ralph Tiger Jones which he took at THIRTY FOUR years old after he RETIRED for THIRTY ONE months and after he had amassed well over ONE HUNDRED FIGHTS!
How long before TARK comes on here and questions the legacy of ATG Marvelous Marvin Hagler?
Posted March 26, 2014 2:02 pm
Seems, TARK is all over his board like a rash as I predicted above, destroying the ATG Hagler, Hearns and SRR. What a seriously disturbed individual this TARK really is.Posted March 27, 2014 8:11 am
I’ve got to agree with Dan Adams. Mayweather should meet Pacquiao. It is a natural matchup, and the fight the people want to see. A fight with Amir Khan is not at all the same thing. I like Khan, and would like to see it, but the world is not waiting for it.Posted March 27, 2014 8:00 am
I agree with Marvin about Floyd needing to fight Pacquiao to cement his legacy, but Khan? C’mon, now!Posted March 27, 2014 7:47 am
He’s right. Floyd fights opponents who can’t match him for speed and workrate. He learned that lesson when he fought the fast-handed Zab Judah, and got knocked down early in the fight, and Jose Castillo, who beat him on workrate. Since then, Floyd has stayed far away from opponents with good handspeed or high workrate. He’ll never fight Pacquiao.Posted March 27, 2014 5:30 am
Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)
Hagler was right on the money when he said Floyd’s legacy is questionable if he doesn’t fight PacMan. Pac STILL wants the fight and it can STILL be made if FMJ is willing to negotiate fairly and agree to the fight. But I don’t believe that beating Khan would do anything to improve his legacy. FMJ must fight PacMan and also defend his Jr. MW titles vs. Lara and/or 3G if he’s serious about his legacy and being remembered as one of the ATGs.
Floyd’s biggest weakest is not lack of talent or skill — it’s his deep-seated fear of losing his precious O. His fear of losing that precious O is so great, that it’s already forced him to duck PacMan and Maravilla. And it will force him to duck Pac and Lara in the future — and probably other dangerous threats like 3G, Bradley, Thurman, etc.Posted March 27, 2014 5:02 am
Jealousy will get u nowhere. Is Marvin still making awesome action flicks?Posted March 27, 2014 4:55 am
Floyd Mayweather is a PUNK and COWARD until he fights and beats Khan and Pacquiao!Posted March 27, 2014 2:07 am
You only have to compare Mayweather’s record to Roberto Duran. One’s a legend, the other a frustration.Posted March 27, 2014 2:05 am
I feel Mayweather has ducked more than his share. He seems confident with the sluggers but the rest, especially the boxers. Quick question – how many amateur champions has Mayweather fought? – Casamayor and Tsyzu no, DLH late, Mosley very late. Then there was the period when the Welterweight division was loaded and Mayweather fought Hatton then retired. He’s been a disappointment to me.Posted March 27, 2014 2:03 am
Exactomente Marvin !!!!!!!Posted March 27, 2014 1:59 am
The Facts !
TO Anon ,,,do you know anything about the history of Marvin Hagler ,,or are you one of them guys that’s been involve with boxing only 1 or 2 years .. did you not know that Hagler had over 50 fights against the toughest middleweight before he even got a chance to fight for a title ,, Sugar Ray and Hearns and Duran were the one looking to fight him ..Just like Trinidad and Dela Hoya both ex welter weights looked to Hopkins for a fight .Posted March 27, 2014 1:32 am
I don’t understand why people are chiming in “Hagler would KO floyd.” I think that is a very likely outcome to that fight but so what. Michael Spinks would probably ko Hagler at light heavy. So?Posted March 27, 2014 12:32 am
Void is a coward. Void is extremely afraid of Pac, I have never seen a boxer as afraid of another fighter as I have seen with Void’s fear of Pac. Void is truly void……….Pac Vs. Void would be the biggest PPV event in boxing history, but Void’s fear keeps him from doing it. Void could make this fight happen, but again, it’s his fear……………………Posted March 27, 2014 12:28 am
Fighting Pac and beating him 3 years ago would have helped pbf’s legacy, but one big win or not facing one guy doesn’t change ATGs into “duckers.”
We should not even be discussing Khan. Hagler bringing it up is indicative of how little he follows his old sportPosted March 27, 2014 12:21 am
TARK will always be a moron ,,and any one that actually thinks that he is right is just as bad .. Marvin Hagler easily out pointed Bennie Briscoe with out getting hurt in that fight .. why go toe to toe with a legendary puncher . Rodrigo Valdez fought three wars with Briscoe and was in really big trouble in their 2 nd fight ,Valdez was almost stopped in the 7 th round in that fight . So why would Hagler engage in a war against a destroyer ( Briscoe ) ,instead he fought smart .Posted March 27, 2014 12:20 am
I don’t care if Floyd’s legacy is tarnished. He’s rich! Why keep bringing up this topic?? It’s been 4 years. Talk about something else!!Posted March 27, 2014 12:19 am
Gonzo the Dragonborn
TARK thinks Floyd is better than Sugar Ray Robinson. ROFL. King Daddy Hagler is boxing royalty, Floyd isn’t fit to lace his spit bucket.Posted March 27, 2014 12:19 am
Gonzo the Dragonborn
I disagree with King Daddy Marvin’s take on Floyd ducking Khan. He ain’t ducking him.. that’s the fight he wants after Maidana, which is why he strung him a long all that time, it gives him the excuse he needed to pad his record with two more C level opponents as opposed to just one and fleece all you gullible vegetables dry again. That said, a speck of one of King Daddy Marvin’s turds has more courage in it than that little ridiculous horse-toothed rapist charlatan Floyd does in his entire body.Posted March 27, 2014 12:15 am
The Facts !
TARK is at it again with his delusional ideas of who was the best fighter . Marvin Hagler was indeed the greatest Middle weight fighter ever .. ” TARK ” claims that Rodrigo Valdez Knocked out Bennie Briscoe with one left hook , while Hagler couldn’t stop Bad Bennie ,,First let me clear this up . They fought three times ,Valdez vs Briscoe ,, in the first fight it went the distance ,,and it was a very close fight ,, 2 nd fight Briscoe was winning and had Valdez in big ,,big , trouble in the 7 th round ,,Briscoe saw the blood and rush in for the kill leaving himself open and got hurt by a couple of left hooks by Valdez and Briscoe was knockout by a right hand not a left hook ..in their third fight it went the 15 round distance .Posted March 27, 2014 12:05 am
South of 135#, pbf is an atg!!! North of 135#, not great at all!!! Corley, mitchell, baldomir, weakminded judah, hatton, old odlh, jmm jumped 2 div, old mosley, cotto & an overrated alvarez!?Posted March 26, 2014 11:17 pm
Tomato Can Stan
“Joe Louis was knocked down ten times in his career by guys that would be cruiserweights today that were also NOT elite fighters”
Being knocked down by a completely out-of-shape Tony Galento is pretty embarrassingPosted March 26, 2014 10:52 pm
If Mayweather doesn’t fight (and beat) Khan and Pacquiao, his legacy will be forever tarnished, and BADLY at that. Top of that, by the time he realizes it, he’ll be OLD and it’ll be too late.Posted March 26, 2014 10:49 pm
All due respect, but I just can’t go with Joe Louis being the best heavyweight ever. Just my opinion of course, but I think Foreman, Ali, Holmes, Frazier, Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson and Riddick Bowe would’ve all ko’ed Joe Louis. My reasoning is simple: Joe Louis was knocked down ten times in his career by guys that would be cruiserweights today that were also NOT elite fighters. Top of that, Louis was hurt and staggered BADLY by Billy Conn, a former light-heavyweight. However, Joe Louis was a GREAT man and a HUGE CREDIT to the sport. And I loved his autobiography.Posted March 26, 2014 10:47 pm
When Hagler talks about Mayweather he’s probably having a Sugar Ray Leonard FLASHBACK!!
Posted March 26, 2014 2:00 pm
^yikes!Posted March 26, 2014 10:44 pm
Look, Floyd is a great fighter, but legacy-wise he is unlucky. Floyd has fought EVERYONE…except PacMan. And I can’t blame him for that because I believe he just hates dealing with Bob Arum so much…and I can’t begrudge him that. But we have to be real about the competition Floyd has been able to fight…and it is pretty thin. Castillo and Corrales were REALLY good but not great. Oscar and Shane were the two most legit that he fought and they were both old men when he fought them. And how high is Oscar really on your all time PFP list? Top 50? Top 100? Had Floyd be been around 10 years earlier, he could have fought LEGIT all time PFP fighters like Sweat Pea or JCC. Or even Erik Morales or Barrera. But… we shall never know and that ain’t Floyd’s fault.Posted March 26, 2014 10:42 pm
Floyd is the third best ever. 1 Sugar Ray Robinson 2. Joe Lewis. 3 Floyd Mayweather.
^Nice list. SRR best p4p ever. Joe Louis best heavyweight ever. I’ll evaluate Floyd when he’s done. He’s certainly the best of his era. What about Charley Burley?Posted March 26, 2014 10:40 pm
Hell at this moment I would rate Hopkins over mayweather.Posted March 26, 2014 10:30 pm
Tomato Can Stan
Tark – Sorry, typo.
Tunney had a very studious eye for the sweet science.
He watched, observed, then adapted for flaws in his opponents…..then executed.
He apparently learned from his mistakes.Posted March 26, 2014 10:05 pm
Nope…, Tunney knew it would be great practice for an eventual title fight.Posted March 26, 2014 10:04 pm
Tomato Can Stan
Tark – Did you forget how many times Tunney beat Greb after their first meeting ?Posted March 26, 2014 10:02 pm
More like how Tunney beat Harry Greb… Greb couldn’t punch hard but he was a swarmer par excellence…
He would have beaten LaMotta 99 times out of 99.Posted March 26, 2014 9:59 pm
Tomato Can Stan
Tark – Yes, LaMotta had limitations but he made up for that with swarming relentlessness. But a smart, slick pugilist can find away around that, like Tunney did with Dempsey and Corbett did with Sullivan.Posted March 26, 2014 9:45 pm
“At least Floyd did try to make the fight with Manny happen..”
Hahahahahhahahhaha, Anonymous, you amuse me…Posted March 26, 2014 9:42 pm
Funny thing about Jake LaMotta.
He was very short… He was very slow… He couldnt punch (only 28% KO ratio)… yet he beat Sugar Ray Robinson.
Of course Robinson fought LaMotta 6 times — given Jake’s limitations.
Robinson only fought Ralph Jones 1 time… Jones beat the turds out of Robinson.. Jones was a very slick attacker and infighter. He took away Robinson’s entire game. He wouldn’t want to fight that guy again.Posted March 26, 2014 9:38 pm
Tomato Can Stan
” Sugar Ray Leonard ducked Aaron the Hawk Pryor he is a coward”
He also waited until Hagler was shopworn after his bloody battle with Mugambi, and he did struggle with Hearns in the first fight and got a gift decision in their rematch.Posted March 26, 2014 9:19 pm
Floyd is the third best ever. 1 Sugar Ray Robinson 2. Joe Lewis. 3 Floyd Mayweather. Sugar Ray Leonard ducked Aaron the Hawk Pryor he is a coward. At least Floyd did try to make the fight with Manny happen..Posted March 26, 2014 9:17 pm
Tumbo.., “Hagler would OWN middle if he were around these days.”
That’s funny… A welterweight came off a 3-year-layoff and beat Hagler. Hagler couldn’t “own” a rusty welterweight.. I didn’t see that happen to Martinez.. He smashed Paul Williams out with a more impressive shot than Hagler ever threw.
Just like Rodrigo Valdez smashed a prime Benny Briscoe out with one (1) brutal left hook… Hagler couldn’t even floor an old Benny Briscoe, who easily went the distance with him.
About ten (10) different guys KO’d Marcos Geraldo before Hagler fought him… Hagler couldn’t even floor Geraldo in a fight that resembled a sparring session.
GGG would be too tough, strong, fast, and skilled for either Martinez or Hagler… Hagler didn’t even want to fight Michael Nunn or Mike McCallum.Posted March 26, 2014 9:16 pm
Tomato Can Stan
“From 1943 to 1951 Robinson went on a 91 fight unbeaten streak, the third longest in professional boxing history” –
And that was only interrupted by a close decision to LaMotta, a man he beat FIVE times afterPosted March 26, 2014 9:14 pm
Sugar Ray Robinson was 85–0 as an amateur with 69 of those victories coming by way of knockout, 40 in the first round. He turned professional in 1940 at the age of 19 and by 1951 had a professional record of 128–1–2 with 84 knockouts. From 1943 to 1951 Robinson went on a 91 fight unbeaten streak, the third longest in professional boxing history.
Just read the first few comments and Peej really has no clue. E in Denver has it right on the money. History is there for a reason people, if your too young to have witnessed it, there’s a site called youtube. Check out the fights from the past and find out who the great fighters were and how they got great. That said to me FM is the greatest skilled boxer I have ever seen, just not the bravest when picking opponents.Posted March 26, 2014 8:57 pm
Tomato Can Stan
Styles – “Floyds legacy is already cemented any fool can see that”.
How can you say that when the two greatest fighters of this era have not faced each other ?Posted March 26, 2014 8:46 pm
Does anyone recall KO Magazine picking Mike McCallum by decision over Hagler? Remember Donald Curry briefly replaced Hagler at the top of the P4P ratings after Marvin sucked against Juan Domingo Roldan? Roldan’s knockdown over “Marveless” might not have been legit, but Marvin sucked that night.Posted March 26, 2014 8:43 pm
The Culogow’s Team
Tark: I agree. Mike McCallum was a tough guy not too many wanted to face. James Toney fought him twice though!Posted March 26, 2014 8:43 pm
@Tark, you and i recall Marvin in exactly the same way. His signature wins were over smaller guys, Mugabi, Duran (who he almost lost to) and a skinny Hearns, who damn near stopped Marvin. Fully Obel (why did he need to fight him twice?) Sibson, Scypion, Vito “The Bleeder” Antuofermo. Marvin never faced Julian Jackson, Nunn, Shuler, Don Lee and flat out ducked Michael Spinks. Today, there would be a little more pressure on Hagler to move up and test himself. It seems like Floyd Mayweather has to fight Klitschko, but Hagler seems to get a pass, from some. And he needs to stop whining about the decision to Leonard.Posted March 26, 2014 8:41 pm
(lol) I was wondering when Tark would show up to bash Hagler’s ring-legacy. fortunately, it’s in the books and approved by most knowledgeable fight-fans. a prime Hagler would OWN middle if he were around these days. nobody would be impressed with likes of Golovkin or Martinez for long.Posted March 26, 2014 8:30 pm
Styles make fights
Floyds legacy is already cemented any fool can see that. He doesn’t need any fighter to stake his claim. Kahn and Manny have already been KTFO so its not like he is fighting the best, he is the best and Kahn nor Manny is in the hall of fame but Floyd is Hagler is delusional but at least Kahn is making a effort to fight Floyd, Manny will never ditch Arum who has derailed the fight more than once…Posted March 26, 2014 8:30 pm
Or should I say Pacquiao yes, Khan hahahaPosted March 26, 2014 8:29 pm
Pacqiaou yes, Khan no…..Posted March 26, 2014 8:22 pm
… “Hagler took on anybody who WAS anybody”
LMAO!!! … not to my recollection he didn’t…
When Mike McCallum obliterated Julian Jackson (29-0) in 2 rounds to go 26-0; promoters tried to match him with Hagler. After all, McCallum punched as hard as John Mugabi but his defense and skills were 10 times better.. Mugabi was a crude swinger, even more so than Jackson was.. Mike McCallum was never stopped—John Mugabi was stopped a bunch of times. He proved to have a softer chin than Terry Norris … who flattened the Beast.
Hagler retired after Leonard beat him. Marv was 32. Hagler said he, “didin’t want to be embarrassed by these young guys” … such as Michael Nunn and Mike McCallum—who, BTW, Leonard, Hearns, and Duran also refused to fight.
It has to be remembered that Floyd is 37 years old… There’s more reason to pick your spots carefully at 37 than at 32… And Floyd needs 3 more opponents—so he might actually fight both Lara and Pacquiao … I think that would amaze a lot of people.Posted March 26, 2014 8:14 pm
hecdog you make a very good case…Posted March 26, 2014 8:12 pm
PINOY, make that relatively easy UD for Floyd. if he pushed himself, i can see him replicating his pummeling of Gatti on Manny*. that’s how far out of Mayweather’s league Pacquiao* is, e.g., who would give prime Morales, Marquez, or Bradley a chance of defeating Mayweather? yet they’ve all defeated Pacquiao* and in the cases of Morales and Marquez, beyond their primes. even now NObody dares name a single welter that has a realistic chance of defeating Floyd. who the F’k can he possibly be ducking? Who?!?Posted March 26, 2014 8:11 pm
Bakla Pinoy my friend, Vampire Johnson. You mean the guy that came out on a coffin? Yes, I remember him well.Posted March 26, 2014 8:10 pm
Manny Pacquiao has simply never had the skills to deal with Mayweather. Floyd could hang with Manny on the inside because he is a lot stronger than fighters believe (ask Canelo). If Manny had any success in close, Floyd would simply put some distance between he and Manny and potshot Pac with lead rights all night. If Marquez can catch Manny, Floyd will. Even Shame Oldsly was able to give Manny a few problems years ago.Posted March 26, 2014 8:09 pm
Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Manny Pacquiao actually have a lot in common. Both were southpaws. Both had devastating power. Both dominated their eras. Both were the best physically conditioned fighters during their era. Both were tougher mentally than anyone else in their era. Both never ducked anyone. Both were under appreciated. Both could have succeeded in any boxing era. Both are ATG fighters. The only difference between both and the rest of the great fighters in history is that Manny is bigger than boxing. Academy Award deserving actor. Singing sensation that had his song renditions shoot straight to the top of the charts. Congressman of a Country. TIME Magazine cover for being one of the most influential people in the world. Coveted Model. The most sought after athlete of all time. The biggest PPV draw world wide of all time (including those that could not pay to watch him fight). The ONLY 8 division champion in boxing history. The only boxer in history to have become an Honorary member for a professional basketball team ( Boston Celtics). Considered by many to be the greatest fighter to have ever lived. What a difference from the rest.Posted March 26, 2014 8:08 pm
what’s interesting is that I can recall when fight-fans were denouncing Hearns for ducking Hagler. now Hearns is remembered for stepping-up to face Hagler in one of the top-10 matches in boxing history. finally stepping-up to Mayweather –with NO exotic conditions– is the only way that Pacquiao* won’t be remembered for avoiding Mayweather.Posted March 26, 2014 8:07 pm
@te tumbo, agreed. it was always Mayweather UD 12 over Pacquiao.Posted March 26, 2014 8:06 pm
Anyone remember Vampire Johnson? LOLPosted March 26, 2014 8:01 pm
Jones almost killed Virgil Hill with a body shot.Posted March 26, 2014 8:00 pm
PEEK ROID JONES COULD BEAT ANYBODYPosted March 26, 2014 7:52 pm
@Shane, i just don’t know. I did not find Marvin to be all that exciting. I did like how he could switch hit. I was a big fan of guys like Lupe Pintor, Salvador Sanchez, Matthew Saad Muhammed, and Wilfredo Gomez. Anyone recall a horrific puncher named Jaime Garza? I think he was 40-0 with 38 ko’s at one time.Posted March 26, 2014 7:38 pm
hold the phone ! Are fighters less of a man because they do not have one punch knock out power ? I think most of the posters here are idiots. fighters in their opinion are the second coming … or total garbage. Most of you have ZERO BOXING KNOWLEDGE.Posted March 26, 2014 7:38 pm
@Anon, yeah, Ray admits Hearns won the rematch. Yeah, Howard dropped Ray, but then some say Howard got Ray tuned up enough to face Hagler long after that.Posted March 26, 2014 7:36 pm
LOL….Hagler is 10 x more exciting than FMJ. I mean the dude literally is a cure for insomnia. So FMJs numbers go to Hagler and then some. If anyone had a choice between paying to see a fight….lOLPosted March 26, 2014 7:35 pm
Ah, Mike McCallum. Remember the hook he landed against Curry?Posted March 26, 2014 7:34 pm
I would’ve loved to have seen peak Donald Curry vs SRL duke it out in Texas!Posted March 26, 2014 7:33 pm
Bodysnatcher Mike McCALLUM would also beat SRLPosted March 26, 2014 7:32 pm
Peak RJJ would beat SRL too!Posted March 26, 2014 7:31 pm
I loved SRL hitting the canvas against Kevin Howard on his comeback and twice vs Hearns when he finally manned up and ‘allowed’ him his rematch in their SMW unification match ridiculously called a draw!Posted March 26, 2014 7:29 pm
And Why? Because he would be the only American fighter to boast. Many are forced to boast FMJ…..because he is unfortunately pretty much it here. I choose to just admire real fighters from other countries instead of ” settling” for a ducking cherry picking punk I would constantly have to lie to defend. GOAT? Fking ……JOKE.Posted March 26, 2014 7:29 pm
why so much hate. Its not like he thinks mayweather sucks. He is just giving his opinion that Mayweather should have fought Pac a couple years ago and Mayweather should fight the best fighters in the next year before he retires. Come on folks he was one of the best ever ! He was smart as well and retired before he got the smarts beat out of him. Hats off to him and Lennix Lewis and others who knew WHEN TO WALK AWAY !Posted March 26, 2014 7:28 pm
Marvion Hagler vs a peak Roy Jones jr, who wins? I recall Steve Farhood saying he could see Jones winning that fight.Posted March 26, 2014 7:26 pm
FMJ would be destroyed by Hagler. Most people forgot how physically strong SRL was. How strong is chin was. How hard he could punch. Sure SRL could have fought the same way FMJ does today….BUT ….he did NOT have to. He had a great chin, strength and power FMJ only dreams of. FMJ does it out of necessity. He can’t punch. Nor can he take them. Hagler doesn’t respect “fighters” that won’t “fight”. If he was around today he would be the best fighter in the world. He would duck NOONE ala FMJ and blow the PPV numbers open.Posted March 26, 2014 7:22 pm
Marvelous Marvin Hagler was not a counter puncher. He could fight you in all areas depending on what kind of style his opponent fought him in. Hagler was a very well rounded fighter and the best chin in boxing history.Posted March 26, 2014 7:08 pm
I’ll only look at the punch stats on a round by round basis.
“But this is the same fighter that got his panties in a wad and walked away because he lost a fight. ”
Not true.Posted March 26, 2014 7:05 pm
NewBorn Dzani is traveling
Manny Pac may end up having the Greater Legacy given where he came from, his rise to Stardom, and his ability and willingness to serve his countrymen in and outside the ring. Floyd doesn’t have that. His story is not interesting. Pac is a Hollywood story.
If there are some positives about Floyd’s own story it would be One Man’s realization that you have to take care of yourself first in order to get where you want. Don’t listen to the doubters. Be your own man. Be Independent. Be your own Leader. Work Hard. Stay dedicated. Be Smart. Continually adapt and adjust to where you are and where you are going. Be a Pro.
Both are Great. Both are Well Accomplished.
Vitali as well. His fight right now in politics, if you agree or not with him, may end up being one of the great legacies of boxing Champions.
All three stories will be interesting to watch from here on out. but the most interesting story, hopefully will be my own. It will be your own.
Peace everyone.Posted March 26, 2014 7:03 pm
If Mayweather were a natural 160 pounder and fought Marvin Hagler, he would win 10 of 12 rounds. Marvin was just way too easy to hit.
^+1; especially if duran was cracking him. floyd would pick him apart like i did exposing hecdog.Posted March 26, 2014 7:02 pm
SRL was in full training for Hagler, well before the fight was even signed. SRL was the ultimate opportunist and manipulator and knew he was ready to fight Hagler even as they were negotiating the fight. He was having full scale 12 rounders with various fighters behind closed doors and on the outside he was playing cat and mouse with MMH to such an extent that he fooled him into accepting a 12 rounder, larger ring and many other concessions, even with the money split.
HECDOG IS PARAPHRASING WIKIPEDIA. EAST SIDE BOXING SHOULD BAN YOU FOR LIFE. THAT’S TERRIBLE. HAVE SOME DIGNITY YOU BUM.Posted March 26, 2014 7:00 pm
@Hec Dog, WRONG AGAIN!!! Despite Hagler’s menacing appearance, he was more of a COUNTER PUNCHER!!!Posted March 26, 2014 6:58 pm
Hagler ducked kinchen, Lee and Schuler? No way. He would have destroyed those guys. Those guys were beaten by far less talented fighters than Hagler. trust me, Hagler beats them all in one night.Posted March 26, 2014 6:58 pm
By reading some of the commentary here, many of you aren’t very familiar with Marvelous Marvin Hagler. This guy was an animal in the ring. A southpaw that wore you down as the fight progressed, and most guys couldn’t not handle his pace or his power. A stiff right jab and right hook, but he pulverized the body. This is a legend that should never be criticized. I dare anyone to tell me that Marvelous Marvin Hagler ducked anyone. He wanted the best, and fought the best of his era. And for Hagler to question Floyd Mayweather legacy because he dodged Manny Pacquiao is 100% legit. Marvin Hagler was a true fighter that never tired or was out of shape. A true warrior. Floyd Mayweather can’t even stand next to this legend.Posted March 26, 2014 6:56 pm
If Mayweather were a natural 160 pounder and fought Marvin Hagler, he would win 10 of 12 rounds. Marvin was just way too easy to hit. Hearns landed so many punches on Hagler’s big head he got exhausted. After Duran damn near beat Marvin, on the way back to his dressing room, he looked at Ray Leonard and said “you can beat him”. Hagler ducked Kinchen, Don Lee and James Schuler (RIP), as well as Michael Spinks. Benitez was close to getting a shot. hagler feasted on little guys. Today that would not be acceptable.Posted March 26, 2014 6:55 pm
People have short memories. He was undisputed World Middleweight champion and for 2 or 3 years was considered as the best fighter on the planet. Marvelous Marvin trained like a lunatic and ran in army boots, because he fought so hard to emerge from the Philly Wars and then to win the title, so he wasn’t going to give up his title without the fight of his life. He lost his crown to the ultimate MANIPULATOR, Sugar Ray Leonard, who even tho’ he was the challenger, SRL was and always did manage to work himself as the A side to all his fights. SRL was the darling of the media, just like ODLH, whilst MMH was the blue collar fighter. SRL shoe-shine flurries stole the show and the judges eyes and sadly MMH disappeared into the darkness, in such an anti-climatic fashion!Posted March 26, 2014 6:53 pm
@Bustajay, why did Hagler allow himslf to get “robbed” by a washed up, one eyed, rusty welterweight in Ray Leonard? How come he did not stop Ray?Posted March 26, 2014 6:50 pm
Hopkins would have whipped Hagler’s overrated punk ass.Posted March 26, 2014 6:48 pm
ERIC. Why are you so angry? Boxing is a business, where it is not really the fighter, but those wraiths behind the fighter that call the shots and make the cash. They plot the path of least resistance for most money that their fighters will take and if that means dodging the big challenges, then so be it.
Thurmal Underwear my friend, Marvelous Marvin Hagler was one of my favorite fighters to watch. I have over 1000 boxing magazines that go back a long, long way. Trust me, I don’t need any of that Wikipedia stuff. I also have over 500 tapes of fighters. Please do not try and discredit me for information I have stacked up in my memory. No harm done, I’ll forgive you for that.Posted March 26, 2014 6:45 pm
Some people are trashing Hagler; he beat the best fighters of his era; Bennie Briscoe, Willy Monroe, Kevin Finnegan, Bobby Watts, Antuofermo, Minter, Sibson, Hamsho, Obelmeijas, Roldan, Duran, Hearns, Mugabi, Scypion…and got jobbed against Leonard!
Posted March 26, 2014 6:28 pm
hecdog stop paraphrasing wikipedia. check out marvin hagler on wikipedia and see how he’s copying it with the professional boxing career timeline. hecdog exposed, i’m tired of this dude faking on here everyday.
^peep it and see for yourself. he does this over and over again. dude don’t know sh!t about boxing foreal.Posted March 26, 2014 6:38 pm
Floyd probably doesn’t give a damn what Hagler thinks. Hagler works at Pizza Hut now
Posted March 26, 2014 1:59 pm
The Hagler Leonard fight was a joke, Marvin was past his prime, and the crowd, tv commentating loved Sugar Ray Leonard, the darling of boxing at that time. Marvin Hagler IMHO won that fight, and if both had fought in their prime, Hagler dominates and destroys him at middleweight. Leonard’s infectious smile and his child like personality went a long way in those days. Marvin was a monster in the ring, and he didn’t really like to put himself out to the pubic much. His motto “Destruct and Destroy” told you who he was. Leonard won that fight leading up to the fight by charming everyone.Posted March 26, 2014 6:24 pm
Marvelous Marvin Hagler, One of the greatest fighters of all time. I recall the John “The Beast” Mugabi fight that showed the boxing world that Marvin Hagler was a true champion against a legitimate young, talented fighter that could punch. His absolute war against Tommy “Hit Man” Hearns. What a fight that was, and that was a fight. I recall Roberto Duran giving Hagler all he could handle, but to see two ATG warrior in the ring was classic. Marvin Hagler against Mustafa Hamsho were fights that showcased Marvin’s power, combinations and raw power, but Hamsho was as tough as they come. He took punches , was bloodied up, but kept coming. Cave man Lee received a rude awakening as Hagler crushed him in round 1. Vito Auntuofermo was just one tough, strong fighter that received a draw in their first fight, but I thought Marvin won it. The second time around, Marvin showed whi was the better fighter by far. Hagler vs Alan Minter was Marvin’s crowning day even though he got pelted with bottles and who knows what else. Marvelous Marvin Hagler is without a doubt a true ATG fighter. If he says Floyd’s legacy will be tainted, say no mre because it’s the truth.
^ya know hecdog, i had a hunch for a while you’ve been stealing all your BS from wikipedia. sure enough, everything your saying is there VERBATIM. DUDE QUIT PLAGERIZING YOU DON’T KNOW SH!T ABOUT BOXING. THAT’S EFFING TERRIBLE YO.Posted March 26, 2014 6:24 pm
What a ridiculous article, anyone not giving Mayweather his just dues at this stage is blind to his accomplishments. How many world champions or former world champions has he fought? Is either the author or Hagler seriously suggesting that Mayweather hasn’t fought anyone with speed during his career. In any event, Mayweather has stated to Khan that he be one of his remaining fights. IF he fought Pacman and beat him, it wouldn’t be good enough, naysayers would just say it was too late even though Mayweather ages at the same rate. I’m no fan of Mayweather but you have to respect his talent.
Little floyd azz kizzer. Smooch good, BOY.Posted March 26, 2014 6:22 pm
Hagler tells it like it is………..Posted March 26, 2014 6:21 pm
@Hec Dog, “Caveman” Lee? Are you writing that crap with a straight face?Posted March 26, 2014 6:19 pm
Wilford Scypion kind of sounds as silly as Rustico Torrecampo, doesnt it?? LOLPosted March 26, 2014 6:19 pm
still haggling after all these years. haha what a fitting name.Posted March 26, 2014 6:18 pm
Marvelous Marvin Hagler, One of the greatest fighters of all time. I recall the John “The Beast” Mugabi fight that showed the boxing world that Marvin Hagler was a true champion against a legitimate young, talented fighter that could punch. His absolute war against Tommy “Hit Man” Hearns. What a fight that was, and that was a fight. I recall Roberto Duran giving Hagler all he could handle, but to see two ATG warrior in the ring was classic. Marvin Hagler against Mustafa Hamsho were fights that showcased Marvin’s power, combinations and raw power, but Hamsho was as tough as they come. He took punches , was bloodied up, but kept coming. Cave man Lee received a rude awakening as Hagler crushed him in round 1. Vito Auntuofermo was just one tough, strong fighter that received a draw in their first fight, but I thought Marvin won it. The second time around, Marvin showed whi was the better fighter by far. Hagler vs Alan Minter was Marvin’s crowning day even though he got pelted with bottles and who knows what else. Marvelous Marvin Hagler is without a doubt a true ATG fighter. If he says Floyd’s legacy will be tainted, say no mre because it’s the truth.Posted March 26, 2014 6:18 pm
Hagler is one of my fav fighters but he needs to fall back. The fact that he let Leonard take him to the cleaners BEFORE the fight says a lot. Hagler was the champ and let leonard dictate the rounds and ring size.
The bout was originally 15 rounds and the ring was small so Leonard couldnt move as much. But those were the difference makers.Posted March 26, 2014 6:17 pm
Marvin is punch drunk if he thinks Mayweather cements his legacy by fighting the Amir Khan’s of this sport.Posted March 26, 2014 6:14 pm
Funny, Mayweather has moved up and faced bigger guys. When Michael Spinks asked to meet Marvin at 170, Hagler told him to go to hell. 15 million dollars was a lot of money back then. The Petronelli’s kept Marvin away from The Spinks Jinx!!Posted March 26, 2014 6:11 pm
Hagler the whinerPosted March 26, 2014 6:10 pm
Hagler is an overrated, chump. A fat, old Duran was leading Marvin after 12 rounds. Hagler beat an emaciated Hearns, a smaller Mugabi, called out Benitez, whined about Ray Leonard not “giving him a shot”, and ducked Michael Spinks. I will school anyone who cares to challenge me on Hagler’s “reign” in the 80’s. He had other critics in KO and Ring magazine. He is still a crybaby. Without that thick skull, he would have been kayoed by Hearns and Mugabi!Posted March 26, 2014 6:09 pm
Floyds legacy is secure. Hes a first round ballet hall of famer. No questions. Hagler is entitled to his opinion just like everyone else. Pac is the one who needs floyd.
It trips me out that Pac was “that guy” to beat floyd until he met Marquezs right hand. And then it was canelo. Now its Pac again.Posted March 26, 2014 6:08 pm
The Black Pariah
Mayweather couldn’t carry Marvelous’ jock strap. Only shines will side with Mayweather because he is ghetto. Hagler was blue collar hard working bad ass. He was The Man.Posted March 26, 2014 5:56 pm
all the greats feel the same. Hagler aint jealous he is better than mayweather will ever bePosted March 26, 2014 5:52 pm
Hagler was btw, not a real big mwt….Posted March 26, 2014 5:44 pm
Hagler was ready to retire when Ray called him back, Ray had been off but was still in great shape….if you view the Hagler fights which he lost you will see that the judges could have scored them for him and no one would have complained…he avenged his losses except draw against Seales (whose career faded quick) and Leonard who had alot of stipulations before he signed to fight Hagler in their fight….bigger ring, less rounds etc…and even then they could have judged him the winner of that fight and no one would have complained…this however has nothing to do with how good Floyd is, it’s an opinion (supported by many) and he’s entitled to itPosted March 26, 2014 5:41 pm
Hagler has always been jealous of Mayweather and has always kissed Pacquiao’s ass. Overrated southpaws who can be outboxed stick together. If Marvin knew how Filipinos feel about blacks maybe he would feel differently, but Hagler married a white trash Italian whore anyway. Hagler’s lame title defenses against the likes of Fully Obel (twice) Caveman Lee and Wilford Scypion and his penchant for fighting smaller guys like Duran (who he almost lost to) and a skinny Hearns should not be forgotten. Fcuk Hagler!Posted March 26, 2014 5:33 pm
Thurmal Underwear, what the hell does this have to do with boxing?or anything?Posted March 26, 2014 5:33 pm
Hagler just saying the truth here everybody WHO follows boxing know that this is spot on Mayweather, remember why Manny was elected to fighter of the 00 because he fought the best of the best, Mayweather was if not picking then avording some fighters. And he is fight more for the Money than pride.Posted March 26, 2014 5:23 pm
Jealousy is an emotion, and the word typically refers to the negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity, fear, and anxiety over an anticipated loss of something of great personal value, particularly in reference to a human connection. Jealousy often consists of a combination of emotions such as anger, resentment, inadequacy, helplessness and disgust. In its original meaning, jealousy is distinct from envy, though the two terms have popularly become synonymous in the English language, with jealousy now also taking on the definition originally used for envy alone. Jealousy is a typical experience in human relationships. It has been observed in infants five months and older. Some claim that jealousy is seen in every culture; however, others claim jealousy is a culture-specific phenomenon.
^wikipedia explains best.Posted March 26, 2014 5:21 pm
So many HOF’s have uttered these same sentiments. Mike Tyson has always said basically the same thing. Now Hagler…
They MUST be on to something.Posted March 26, 2014 4:51 pm
Tall Mike,Actually Hagler made mucho cash making movies in Italy.Money couldn’t do that .Hes too ugly.
There we go theres the real boxing fans im looking for thanks harryPosted March 26, 2014 4:38 pm
What a ridiculous article, anyone not giving Mayweather his just dues at this stage is blind to his accomplishments. How many world champions or former world champions has he fought? Is either the author or Hagler seriously suggesting that Mayweather hasn’t fought anyone with speed during his career. In any event, Mayweather has stated to Khan that he be one of his remaining fights. IF he fought Pacman and beat him, it wouldn’t be good enough, naysayers would just say it was too late even though Mayweather ages at the same rate. I’m no fan of Mayweather but you have to respect his talent.Posted March 26, 2014 4:21 pm
As much as I respect Hagler I cannot agree with what he is saying in this article regarding Amir Khan. I fanything Floyd should fight Garcia in one of his last fights before Khan, given the fact that he knocked Khan out. I know he didn’t look good in his last fight, but when’s the last time Khan looked good??Posted March 26, 2014 4:13 pm
marvin pure class.Posted March 26, 2014 4:12 pm
I will say one last thing, I could care less about pre fight hype for the most part, what matters is two things. Who fighting and what happens in the ring, it’s been a while sence i’ve gotten really excited about a fight.
I rember b4 holyfield vs tyson my heart my beating so hard I thought it would jump out of my chest, pure adrenaline fuel rush, it was like a drug I was so excited, what happened to boxing.
SadPosted March 26, 2014 4:03 pm
Hagler, you are one of my all time favorite fighters, but let’s not be a hypocrite. It’s pretty well known that you didn’t want any part of McCcallum. The Body Snatcher’s so bitter behind this, I think he will fight you today!Posted March 26, 2014 3:49 pm
Review the Alexander/maidana fight. And that’s what you are in for. Maybe a little worse. But I’m not paying for it, but I’m sure someone will. Catch it for free somewhere.Posted March 26, 2014 3:49 pm
Are there anyreal oldschool boxing fans out there??? If outhere please com on boardPosted March 26, 2014 3:43 pm
like ‘canelo’ wouldn’t destroy pac and khan on same night? lol – MOTOR CITY COBRA ALL DAY!!!Posted March 26, 2014 3:39 pm
ERIC, your thunder has been stolen. Truth is Haymen is planning something probably with Schaefer in tow – something like a middle road between Top Rank and GBP where he now has his own stable of decent and top level boxers as he is recruiting young talent as well.
Eric ur making some real good points but who did mayweather really duck . We can argue he duck pacman allday everyday but really com who he really duck . Ok i agee hes no lenoard hagler or hearns his fights was the fights u run home and see weather u like him or not . Im not a bubble gum fan i lov me some boxing i call it the way i c it . All them people that talk nagative ab may b all the one rite in that chair ordering his fights .Posted March 26, 2014 3:34 pm
“Arum”Posted March 26, 2014 3:33 pm
Pac offered unlimited urine test with a cutoff on the blood testing. Maybe he felt drawing blood to close would make him weak but unlimited piss. Cmon. Your supposed easiest fight but you throw up how many roadblocks and pac was with wrung then too. So that excuse is BS. Hagler is right.Posted March 26, 2014 3:32 pm
You have to be pretty special to win f.o.t.d over Floyd. In fact you pretty much have to be the g.o.a.t.Posted March 26, 2014 3:29 pm
Didn’t know he had any. He takes drug tests for all his fights. You must be talking about the “Olympic” style drug testing for a “professional ” fight. How many fighters did Floyd make this request of before pac.Posted March 26, 2014 3:26 pm
Its why Pac was fighter of Floyd’s prime decade.Posted March 26, 2014 3:26 pm
PEEJ, why you always sticking up for Floyd, it’s embarassing, son!Posted March 26, 2014 3:26 pm
Peej oh they count my friend. All tittles from major organizations and recognized by the media and the boxing world. Histories greatest champ bar none and that gives Pac a rightful claim to being boxings g.o.a.t.Posted March 26, 2014 3:25 pm
Slater’s articles always have a silly angle 2 them – Floyd fighting Khan will prove what?Posted March 26, 2014 3:24 pm
@Dazani Shut up, you annoying squirt. Who made you Boss of the Forum?!?Posted March 26, 2014 3:23 pm
Meant to write Guerrero and not Khan twice.Posted March 26, 2014 3:18 pm
Counting 11 titles in 8 weight classes, really. OPBF doesn’t count as a title. If so then there are folks with way more titles than that. The USBA, there are interim titles, and other meaningless titles. City world titles, come on now.Posted March 26, 2014 3:16 pm
ERIC the racist says:
Al haymen is collecting black fighters to protect them, and trying to get a monopoly to close down hbo boxing, anyone with half a brain can see that, but ofcourse his boy’s will come out with dumb arguments that make no freakjng sence and retards will belive it.
Posted March 26, 2014 3:08 pm
Funny how Haymon has signed up Khan, Garcia, Khan, Santa Cruz, who aren’t black or at least weren’t black when I last saw them, you ignorant tool?Posted March 26, 2014 3:14 pm
Can you explain why Pac has health concerns when it comes to drug testing?Posted March 26, 2014 3:14 pm
Can you explain why Floyd has health concerns when it comes to a pac fight.Posted March 26, 2014 3:11 pm
Dazani who u gonna pay 2 c for now . Offcourse there b sombody com along but untkl then boxing wont b the same dude . And if had 2 predict that dream fight everybody wanted may and pac i honestly belv. May would have com out on top as a real boxing fan looking at there styles . Pac can sign a 1 yr contract wit another promotioal co and get that fight done if he really wanted 2 cus may is not dealing wit arum point blank . But who nows wat can happ in these last 3 fights of mayweather .Posted March 26, 2014 3:05 pm
Gary 11 tittles 8 weightclasses(rec), 4 lineal(rec), 3x f.o.t.y, fighter of Floyd’s prime decade. Mystery solved.Posted March 26, 2014 3:03 pm
If Floyd ducked Pac then why did Arum say the fight couldn’t be made till they built a stadium? Can anybody answer that. Or saying he couldn’t fight Floyd because he was going to jail in June? The fight was for May. Can anybody explain that?Posted March 26, 2014 2:59 pm
People keep mentioning GGG but fail to mention he is a 160lb fighter who is now moving up to fight Chavez. Not Ward whom he called out and Ward said he would accept the fight. Instead he backed off that statement and said he had no intentions of moving up till he cleaned out 160. Yet he is fighting Chavez. lol. I like GGG, he is a beast and I don’t think anybody beats him at 160.Posted March 26, 2014 2:57 pm
Dazani, the voice of reason on ESB.Posted March 26, 2014 2:53 pm
Even if he did fight pacman and won they still feel the same ab him so thats some bshttt . Hagler was 1 of my favorite boxers back wen they were going 15 rounds instead of 12 so i have nothing 2 say bad ab my man hagler .but mayweather gonna catch nagative were ever he go es and do . But ill tell this much boxing wont b the same wen hes gone and that includes pacman 2
Boxing has a way of moving on and bringing in new ATG Stars eventually. It just takes time. But having two ATG at the same time near or in their primes going at it is something else. And that’s why people were severely disappointed that Pac/May couldn’t get this fight made.
O’ well. Both their legacy’s took a big hit but their bank account still has the potential to remain quite large because of the fan support (for some reason). So it can’t be to bad being them.
And with that, I’m out. Peace. I’m following this road over here….Posted March 26, 2014 2:44 pm
Even if he did fight pacman and won they still feel the same ab him so thats some bshttt . Hagler was 1 of my favorite boxers back wen they were going 15 rounds instead of 12 so i have nothing 2 say bad ab my man hagler .but mayweather gonna catch nagative were ever he go es and do . But ill tell this much boxing wont b the same wen hes gone and that includes pacman 2Posted March 26, 2014 2:38 pm
Floyd has taken every excuse then some to avoid Paquiao. That will always be a mark on Floyds legacy.
The day Pac refused additional drug testing and tried to negotiate a cut-off date was the day he lost favor in my eyes and many others. What made it worse was the hypocrisy later on with JMM accusations. It’s all one big circus.Posted March 26, 2014 2:35 pm
Floyd has taken every excuse then some to avoid Paquiao. That will always be a mark on Floyds legacy.Posted March 26, 2014 2:32 pm
Manny whooped Bradley…that was a ‘strange’ decision. Floyd won’t even face Bradley. So that’s Manny, Bradley and GGG little Floyd is swerving!
Floyd would fight Bradley but he is with Top Rank. Floyd made it known he isn’t dealing with Top Rank and that would hold a fight between him and Bradley from happening which Bradley himself has acknowledged.Posted March 26, 2014 2:32 pm
Pac and Khan have 8 losses (combined). They’ve both been stopped in the ring (5 times combined). Mayweather and Bradley have never lost a match as professionals. Why anyone still thinks Pac is key to May’s legacy is a mystery when it is the ongoing Cold War that needs to be quashed by the power of HBO and Showtime to force a Tim vs Floyd fight.
People lose. Pac was the best opponent as far as PRIME fighters go for Floyd and the fight didn’t happen. Name me another opponent equal to Pac when he was on his winning streak that Floyd could have and would have fought? NONE. It was Pac.
Manny whooped Bradley…that was a ‘strange’ decision. Floyd won’t even face Bradley. So that’s Manny, Bradley and GGG little Floyd is swerving!Posted March 26, 2014 2:28 pm
It was both their faults this fight didn’t happen. Floyd will get the blame because he is riding the black horse.Posted March 26, 2014 2:27 pm
Leonard and Hearns would both have KO’d Floyd. Floyd would have ducked them and also Duran anyway!Posted March 26, 2014 2:25 pm
No one barely remembers Joe Calzaghe and he didn’t duck anyone. He happened to pass through the super middleweight division at a less competitive era. Floyd ducked Pac a few years ago when the fight made the most sense. Even if Floyd does fight Pac 2 years down the road people will just look at like they look at Calzaghe against Jones and Hopkins. Floyd is losing his legacy just like he will probably lose his money within a few years of retirement, and I certainly don’t wish either to happen to him.Posted March 26, 2014 2:24 pm
Pac and Khan have 8 losses (combined). They’ve both been stopped in the ring (5 times combined). Mayweather and Bradley have never lost a match as professionals. Why anyone still thinks Pac is key to May’s legacy is a mystery when it is the ongoing Cold War that needs to be quashed by the power of HBO and Showtime to force a Tim vs Floyd fight.Posted March 26, 2014 2:20 pm
Marvelous Marvin knows the score. He took on anybody who WAS anybody, in the days of 15 round fights. He was old-school. Floyd ducked Manny…but it could still happen in 2014. First Manny gotta beat Bradley and Floyd Maidana. It’s not too late, but someone gotta tell Floyd he’s cutting off his nose to spite his face. Floyd v Manny is still the best fight out there.Posted March 26, 2014 2:19 pm
They talking all that jazz why none of them wanted to face Aron Pryor and also haggler should have rematched Leonard and ko’d him before he questions some bodies legacyPosted March 26, 2014 2:16 pm
Hagler, like many older dudes, isn’t up on the modern boxing scene.
Marv should tell Khan to fight Brook, Alexander, Garcia, Peterson, and Prescott. Khan ducked out on those guys. If he beats them he might possibly qualify to fight Floyd.
Pacquiao beat everyone he faced over the last 14 years. And for the 7% who don’t think he beat Bradley, he’s going to try to satisfy them as well.Posted March 26, 2014 2:16 pm
James slater, his name is Marvelous. He got this changed legally. There is only one L in the spelling of the Marvelous in Marvin Hagler!Posted March 26, 2014 2:04 pm
King Khan? lmao Obviously Hagler hasn’t seen Khan fight lately. By throwing Khan into the conversation, Hagler has lost all credibility.Posted March 26, 2014 2:03 pm
Hagler made a career of beating smaller fighters. That is all fine and dandy, he is a great. But this is the same fighter that got his panties in a wad and walked away because he lost a fight. Then him to say it might tarnish someones legacy for not fighting someone but yet doesn’t say anything about it tarnishing the other fighters legacy. No I don’t know how a fight with Hearns and Floyd would go. Yeah I believe Hearns would win but no break Floyd in to little pieces. Floyd could compete in any era. You are the one with poor boxing knowledge.Posted March 26, 2014 2:02 pm
How long before TARK comes on here and questions the legacy of ATG Marvelous Marvin Hagler?Posted March 26, 2014 2:02 pm
Without the ‘secret sauce’ Pacman isn’t the DESTROYER he used to be!! Bradley will beat him like he stole something!!Posted March 26, 2014 2:01 pm
Oh yeah and Floyd beats Hagler easyPosted March 26, 2014 2:00 pm
When Hagler talks about Mayweather he’s probably having a Sugar Ray Leonard FLASHBACK!!Posted March 26, 2014 2:00 pm
Floyd probably doesn’t give a damn what Hagler thinks. Hagler works at Pizza Hut nowPosted March 26, 2014 1:59 pm
E in Denver
Hagler is just saying what most non-koolaide drinking boxing fans think about Jr vs. Pac. Some would have you believe that 2 of the greatest fighters of their generation in the same division not fighting each other means nothing. That just isn’t reality. Not facing each other negatively affects both their legacies. Not that the absence of this fight will knock either fighter out of an ATG list(it won’t). Hagler is wrong about Khan. Bradley can add to Jr’s legacy. Khan is just par for the course.Posted March 26, 2014 1:50 pm
Khan has beaten some good fighters before being caught by Garcia. He beat Maidana already and almost knocked him out! If anything PAC is near the end because of leg cramps and slowing down a bit. We seen speed can frustrate and possibly knock Mayweather out! I.E.( Mosley, and Judah )Posted March 26, 2014 1:45 pm
Khan? Khan? What would facing Khan prove?Posted March 26, 2014 1:33 pm
Is this the same Hagler that retired after being beat by Leonard. Can’t make a fight with Pac if his promoter doesn’t want it to happen.Posted March 26, 2014 1:29 pm