Marvelous Marvin Hagler
Nickname: Marvelous

Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Born May 23, 1954
Age 62
Height 5'9"
Reach 75"
Head Trainers Goody Petronelli Pat Petronelli
Stance Southpaw
Division Middleweight
Years Active 1973-1987
Record 62 3 2
NC 0
KOs 52
KO% 77%


Brockton, MA USA



- Boxed orthodox and southpaw
- Relentlessness/ Pressure
- Precise Punching
- Durability; Good chin
- Conditioning


Hagler was a # 1 ranked middleweight boxer for many years before getting a title shot.

Defeated legends Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran

Hagler was one of the few really good boxers who could effectively transition from orthodox to southpaw during a bout

Was never knocked out in 67 fights

In 1982 Hagler legally changed his name from "Marvin Nathaniel Hagler" to "Marvelous Marvin Hagler."

Named Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year for 1983 and 1985.

Hagler holds the distinction of having the highest KO percentage of all middleweight champions.

Hagler avenged his first two defeats by knocking out Monroe and Watts in rematches.

Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993. 

  Major World Titles  

WBA Middleweight/
WBC Middleweight

IBF Middleweight
1983– 1987

  Significant Wins  

TKO 3 Alan Minter - 1980
TKO 5 Vito Antuofermo - 1981
TKO 11 Mustafa Hamsho - 1981
UD 15 Roberto Duran - 1983
TKO 3 Mustafa Hamsho - 1984
TKO 3 Thomas Hearns - 1985
KO 11 John Mugabi - 1986

  Significant Loses  

SD 12 Sugar Ray Leonard - 1987


"You know, I think I had a great career; there's not much I think I'd do different other than get a title shot much earlier. I didn't get one till 49 or 50 fights into my career."

"Well, you can't trust most people in this game, period; it can be a very shady business."


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