Boxing Great Marvin Hagler Dies At 66

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Boxing legend Marvin Hagler, the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, died yesterday at age 66, his wife said.

In a posting on the famed fighter’s Facebook page, Kay G. Hagler said her husband passed away at the family home.

“I am sorry to make a very sad announcement. Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire,” she wrote. “Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”

“Marvelous” Marvin Hagler fought from 1973 to 1987 and delivered some of the epic bouts in a golden era of the sport, finishing with a record of 62-3 with two drawn and 52 knockouts.

The southpaw’s most heralded triumph came in a 1985 matchup at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas against Thomas “Hitman” Hearns that lasted only a tick over eight minutes but was regarded as a classic.



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