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RIP Marvelous Marvin Hagler: Former world heavyweight boxing champion dies at 66

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Hagler took retirement from boxing in June 1988 and has a marvelous record of 62 wins, 2 draws, and 3 defeats.

“Marvelous” Marvin Hagler – the Former world heavyweight boxing champion died at the age of 66.

“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” said his wife Kay On Saturday.

Boxer had dominated the sport since 1979, but was beaten in 1987 by Sugar Ray Leonard.

He was defeated only once in his professional career and defended the middleweight title 12 times.

“Shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the incredibly Marvelous Marvin Hagler,” posted Barry McGuigan – the former WBA and lineal featherweight world champion.

“I’m honoured to have spent some amazing times with him. My heartfelt sympathies to his wife Kay and his family. Rest In Peace Champ.”

11 times world champion Oscar De La Hoya called Hagler as “one of the greatest to ever step in the ring”.

“Boxing lost an all-time great today,” posted by promoter Frank Warren.

Hagler took retirement from boxing in June 1988 has a marvelous record of 62 wins, 2 draws, and 3 defeats.

In 2019, he stated that he hopes that the sport would return to one world champion per division in his lifetime, adding: “They have these three or four belts, I was only looking for one. Years ago, guys like Carlos Monzon, Bennie Briscoe, Emile Griffith, all of us were fighting for one belt.

“Now you’ve got the WBA, the WBC, the IBF (and the WBO) – they say it’s like the alphabet boys.

“If (a fighter) loses a fight or loses a belt, they can always go to another organisation and try for that belt.”

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