On Saturday, Marvelous’ wife Marvin Hagler announced to the world that the legendary boxer had passed away at the age of 66.
“Today, sadly, my loving husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire.” Kay G. Hagler wrote on her official Facebook page..
Hagler was the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, an incredible career that saw him successfully defend his title 12 times. His 52 knockouts in 67 career fights (78%) remain a high mark for the middleweight champions.
Hagler was considered one of the four kings of boxing during the 1980s. Hagler’s matches with Sugar Ray Leonard and hitman Thomas Hearns will arguably be considered the best set of fights in the middleweight division.
The Hagler-Hearns fight is recognized as one of the most exciting in boxing history. In particular, the first round of the fight is widely regarded as one of the most exciting rounds in history: