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Former boxing champion Marvin Hagler dies at 66

Former undisputed middleweight world champion ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler has died at the age of 66.

Hagler became the undisputed middleweight champion in 1980 and defended the crown 12 times until his defeat against “Sugar” Ray Leonard in 1987.

“Today, unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire,” his wife Kay Hagler said.

Hagler fought 67 times during his 14-year professional career, winning 62.

He triumphed on 52 occasions by knockout, while he drew two and lost three times.

Hagler is also remembered for what is often known as the greatest three minutes in the sport: the first round of his fight against Thomas Hearns. Hagler ended up winning that 1985 bout by third-round TKO.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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