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Posted 13 March 2021 - 07:43 PM

A giant in probably the last golden era of boxing, and a Motor City legend.

(Edited for stupid error.)

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Edited by laughedatbytime, 13 March 2021 - 08:02 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2021 - 07:53 PM

This is hard to believe! 66 is nothing these days and he looked in great shape in recent interviews, almost like he used to look back in the 80's.

Hagler is my favourite fighter as well.

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 07:54 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 March 2021 - 07:43 PM, said:

A giant in probably the last golden era of boxing, and a Motor City legend.

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He's actually from Brockton, Massachusetts, and lived and trained there.

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 07:57 PM

According to Thomas Hearns he had the covid-19 vaccine and died from complications.

https://www.instagra.../p/CMX_evblIgK/

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 08:00 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 13 March 2021 - 07:54 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 March 2021 - 07:43 PM, said:

A giant in probably the last golden era of boxing, and a Motor City legend.

:rose:
He's actually from Brockton, Massachusetts, and lived and trained there.
Shit, my bad, I was thinking of Hearns.  :facepalm: to me.

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 08:03 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 March 2021 - 08:00 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 13 March 2021 - 07:54 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 13 March 2021 - 07:43 PM, said:

A giant in probably the last golden era of boxing, and a Motor City legend.

:rose:
He's actually from Brockton, Massachusetts, and lived and trained there.
Shit, my bad, I was thinking of Hearns.  :facepalm: to me.
Ah it's ok.

He lived in New Hampshire in recent years. He lived in Italy for a while in the 90's.

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 10:09 PM

Hagler v Hearns, the best 3 rounds of boxing ever, which Hagler himself declared was "a war".  Hearns had cut him above the eyes, and referee Richard Steele called time and had Hagler checked by the ring doctor, who quickly allowed him to continue.  Hagler surely figured at that point "it's him or me", and knocked Hearns out.

Another 3 rounder, his brutalization of Alan Minter, which brought him the undisputed middleweight belt.  Didn't get to celebrate right afterwards, as British spectators started pelting him with beer bottles after the fight ws stopped, and he was escorted from the ring under a protective shield of Bobbies.

Truly, he was Marvelous.  Rest well, Champ.

Edited by pjbear05, 13 March 2021 - 10:11 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2021 - 10:30 PM

I lost MONEY on Hagler!



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Posted 13 March 2021 - 11:01 PM

RIP Marvin Hagler.  :rose:   I thought he was much older, for some reason. I remember when he was THE man in boxing.

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 11:18 PM

RIP

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 04:06 AM

Gosh, I just read this on BBC site. He was one of the true GREATS of boxing. Very sad news indeed.
RIP Marvin.

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 11:28 AM

Totally true story:

When I was in junior high, I had a friend from Brockton.  He lived pretty close to Hagler's house.  We were walking back to his house from somewhere and Hagler's wife was in the driveway unloading groceries.  She asked us to give her a hand.  We did so, and as we were walking towards her my friend whispered that she was Marvin Hagler's wife.  As we carried in her groceries, our heads were probably spinning around like Regan McNeil's.  Mrs. Hagler laughed and said, "Sorry guys, he's not here."

He was a great champion.  Shame on the judges for not respecting his belt when he fought Leonard in 1987(?).  RIP to a warrior.

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 12:36 PM

I've been sorry, to hear, see, and read this.  He was a really good boxer.  He will be, and is going to be missed.  My condolences, to his family, and friends.  R.I.P., Marvin.

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 12:48 PM

One of my favourite boxers of all time!

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 01:00 PM

R.I.P. Marvelous Marvin !

One of the toughest and most beloved boxers of the modern era, former undisputed middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler.

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 03:57 PM

One of the true greats. RIP champ.

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 10:55 AM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 14 March 2021 - 11:28 AM, said:

Totally true story:

When I was in junior high, I had a friend from Brockton.  He lived pretty close to Hagler's house.  We were walking back to his house from somewhere and Hagler's wife was in the driveway unloading groceries.  She asked us to give her a hand.  We did so, and as we were walking towards her my friend whispered that she was Marvin Hagler's wife.  As we carried in her groceries, our heads were probably spinning around like Regan McNeil's.  Mrs. Hagler laughed and said, "Sorry guys, he's not here."

He was a great champion.  Shame on the judges for not respecting his belt when he fought Leonard in 1987(?).  RIP to a warrior.

Yes, it was early 1987.  I was in a Business Law class at the community college, and one of the students was listening to is on a little portable radio and giving the class updates.  We were in southern Maryland, and Sugar Ray lived in Price George's county, just north of us.  I remember seeing Hagler at the post fight interview, and he was not happy.  He felt he had won, and the Sugar Ray had essentially show boated his way to the win.

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 12:00 PM

View PostMaverick, on 15 March 2021 - 10:55 AM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 14 March 2021 - 11:28 AM, said:

Totally true story:

When I was in junior high, I had a friend from Brockton.  He lived pretty close to Hagler's house.  We were walking back to his house from somewhere and Hagler's wife was in the driveway unloading groceries.  She asked us to give her a hand.  We did so, and as we were walking towards her my friend whispered that she was Marvin Hagler's wife.  As we carried in her groceries, our heads were probably spinning around like Regan McNeil's.  Mrs. Hagler laughed and said, "Sorry guys, he's not here."

He was a great champion.  Shame on the judges for not respecting his belt when he fought Leonard in 1987(?).  RIP to a warrior.

Yes, it was early 1987.  I was in a Business Law class at the community college, and one of the students was listening to is on a little portable radio and giving the class updates.  We were in southern Maryland, and Sugar Ray lived in Price George's county, just north of us.  I remember seeing Hagler at the post fight interview, and he was not happy.  He felt he had won, and the Sugar Ray had essentially show boated his way to the win.

IMO, the judges treated that fight like it was for an open belt.  Hagler was the champ.  Throwing a few flourishes in the last 15 seconds of each round, and spending the rest of the time running, should not be the path to dethroning a champ, again IMO.

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 01:47 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 13 March 2021 - 07:57 PM, said:

According to Thomas Hearns he had the covid-19 vaccine and died from complications.

https://www.instagra.../p/CMX_evblIgK/
f**k me....

I worshiped this guy as a kid.  I remember watching Haggler\Hearns with my pops.  Never saw anything like that before.

This sucks...........

Edited by thesweetscience, 15 March 2021 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2021 - 01:50 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 14 March 2021 - 11:28 AM, said:

Totally true story:

When I was in junior high, I had a friend from Brockton.  He lived pretty close to Hagler's house.  We were walking back to his house from somewhere and Hagler's wife was in the driveway unloading groceries.  She asked us to give her a hand.  We did so, and as we were walking towards her my friend whispered that she was Marvin Hagler's wife.  As we carried in her groceries, our heads were probably spinning around like Regan McNeil's.  Mrs. Hagler laughed and said, "Sorry guys, he's not here."

He was a great champion.  Shame on the judges for not respecting his belt when he fought Leonard in 1987(?).  RIP to a warrior.
I watched that fight too and while it was close, I thought Haggler won and I feel like to take the belt you gotta beat the champion and Leonard didn't beat him.




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