Marvelous Marvin Hagler, born Marvin Nathaniel Hagler had a professional boxing record of 67 fights, 62 wins 52 KO’s, 3 losses, 2 draws and is one of the most iconic names and faces of boxing history
Marvin was born on May 23, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey 🇺🇸 Raised without a father, his mother moved the family to Brockton in Massachusetts. In the 9th grade of school, Hagler dropped out to work for construction companies.
Hagler took up boxing after a fight with a local boxer, who he later defeated. Marvelous had a reported 57 amateur fights and at 20, he was named the outstanding fighter of the 85th National AAU Boxing Championships 1973
Marvelous Hagler reigned as undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, making twelve successful defences, and holds the highest knockout percentage of all undisputed middleweight champions, at 78%, while also holding the Third-longest unified championship reign in boxing history at twelve consecutive defenses. At six years and seven months, his reign as undisputed middleweight champion is the second-longest of the last century
Frustrated that network ring announcers were not calling out his nickname “Marvelous” before fights, he decided to legally changed his name to “Marvelous Marvin Hagler” – his fights will forever be part of boxing history, in particular the first round with Tommy Hearns in 1985. Many consider that first round as the best round of boxing ever. Hagler had a notable rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson and a great win over Roberto Duran.
“I am sorry to make a very sad announcement,” Hagler’s wife, Kay G. Hagler, wrote in a Facebook post on her husband’s fan club page. “Today, unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin, passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Marvelous Marvin Hagler will be remembered as one of the best boxing middleweights and will be a icon of the sport forever. Rest In Power Champ