Former undisputed and long-reigning middleweight king Marvelous Marvin Hagler was lucky, in that he fought during a golden era that was literally cluttered with stars and big marquee names. There was The Marvelous one himself of course, and Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard. Hagler fought them all, along with other attractive names like John Mugabi, and this served him well – money-wise and fame-wise.… Read Article
It’s just over three decades old (31 years ago today to be exact) but no fight has surpassed the epic three-round war between Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Thomas “Hitman” Hearns since it took place in Las Vegas in 1985 – certainly no middleweight fight has topped “The War.” With seemingly reckless abandon, the two greats, who were at their peak at the time of the showdown, launched into one another. Fans, experts and even the … Read Article
There have always been debatable decisions in boxing and there will continue to be so. Yet when it comes to picking one fight that is sure to cause a very passionate debate on the subject of who should have been awarded the judges’ decision, there is one fight that is the big daddy of them all: Sugar Ray Leonard’s 12-round split decision victory over reigning and defending middleweight king Marvelous Marvin Hagler.… Read Article
CANASTOTA, NY – FEBRUARY 22, 2016 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today middleweight champion and 1993 Hall of Fame Inductee Marvelous Marvin Hagler will attend festivities planned for the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend June 9-12th in Canastota.… Read Article
CANASTOTA, NY – AUGUST 25, 2015 – The week started off in a marvelous way in Canastota as legendary middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler visited the International Boxing Hall of Fame yesterday. While traveling through Central New York with his wife Kay, Hagler enjoyed a walk down boxing’s memory lane, spending time viewing the many exhibits on boxing’s rich history. The 1993 Hall of Fame Inductee also visited with fans touring the museum who were … Read Article
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (July 6, 2015) — Marvelous Marvin Hagler, whose spine-tingling 1985 victory over Thomas Hearns defined an era, announced Monday that he will return to Las Vegas to attend the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s third annual induction weekend.… Read Article
There must be something boxing related about the town of Doncaster in south Yorkshire, UK. A few years back, Thomas Hearns and the equally legendary Roberto Duran visited the town on a hugely enjoyable after dinner speaking tour, and last night, Marvelous Marvin Hagler was in town on a speaking engagement of his own. That’s three of The Four Kings in the past four years to have rode into Doncaster.
Last night’s event was, well, … Read Article
Boxing is an inherently psychological undertaking. It is an activity that exposes the contestants to far more than the simple prospect of defeat: the potential combination of public humiliation and genuine physical harm percolate in a fighter’s mind to a degree that few who have not lived the experience can reasonably quantify. Far from being a mere test of physical skills then, boxing is perhaps one of the purest tests of human will power. Some … Read Article
November 10, 1983 – Roberto Duran takes Marvin Hagler the distance in a gallant effort to win the middleweight crown
Legendary boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler will be among the boxing cognoscenti attending the “Monte-Carlo Million Dollar Super Four” event in Monaco on March 30.
The former undisputed middleweight world champion, twice named Fighter of the Year, will be a special guest at the fights at the Salle des Etoiles and will also attend the post-event function.… Read Article