Iconic Boxing Champion Marvin ‘Marvelous’ Hagler Dies At 66:
Legendary boxer, Marvin Hagler, affectionately called’ Marvelous‘ who became one of boxing’s greatest middleweight champions, throwing Powerful punches while shrugging off opponents’ blows, died on Saturday in New Hampshire. He was 66 and lived in Bartlett, N.H.
Hagler’s wife, Kay, announced his death on his fan club’s Facebook page that he had passed on “unexpectedly” at their home, but did not provide details.
Hagler made 12 successful title defenses in the 1980s, 11 by knockouts along with a unanimous decision in 1983 over Roberto Duran when the middleweight division featured a host of outstanding fighters. Fighting from an unorthodox left-handed stance, his head shaved, he was perpetually bearing in on his foes.
Hagler’s knockout of Thomas Hearns at 2 minutes 1 second of the third round of his title defense in Las Vegas in April 1985 had been hyped as “war,” the single word on a baseball cap Hagler wore on a 23-city promotional tour with Hearns.
This is a sad news that has hit the boxing federation and his fans across the world.