Marvelous Marvin Hagler
OriginBrockton, MA USA
- Boxed orthodox and southpaw
- Relentlessness/ Pressure
- Precise Punching
- Durability; Good chin
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
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
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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