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.
“I’m delighted,” said promoter Rodney Berman, CEO of Golden Gloves, the promoters. “Long-time fight fans will recall that Hagler fought in Monte-Carlo in 1979, so he has a special place in their hearts. In his very next fight he contested the world championship.”
Hagler, who lives in nearby Italy, will be joined by fellow Hall of Fame members Brian Mitchell, the undefeated former WBA and IBF junior-lightweight champion, and Stan Christodoulou, the celebrated referee. Additional celebrity guests will be announced.
The elimination event features Edwin Rodriguez (22-0, 15 KOs) against Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna (19-0, 13 KOs) and Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs) versus Denis Grachev (12-1-1, 8 KOs) with the two winners advancing to the final at the second leg of the tournament on July 13.
In the headline bout, Gennady Golovkin will defend his WBA middleweight belt against dangerous Nobuhiro Ishida of Japan.