Marvelous Marvin Hagler, one of boxing’s all-time greatest Middleweights passed away unexpectedly at his Bartlett, New Hampshire home on Saturday, according to a Facebook post by his wife Kay Hagler. Hagler held the Middleweight Championship from 1980-87 and fought his entire career at the 160 pound weight class. IBRO lists him as 4th among the Middleweights in the All-Time-Greatest Rankings. The epitome of a prizefighter, Hagler was a member of the Fab 4 of the 1980s, along with Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran. Hagler’s work ethic and warrior’s courage were admired by so many fighters and he was a fan favorite at the IBHOF Induction Weekend each year in Canastota, NY. The entire Talkin’ Boxing with Billy C extends their deepest condolences to family and friends of The Marvelous One.
Here is a Blast on The Marvelous One from February of twenty-thirteen.