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HALL OF FAME FLIES FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF FOR
MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER
CANASTOTA, NY –MARCH 14, 2021 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced its flags will fly at half-staff in memory of middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who passed away unexpectedly yesterday at his home in Bartlett,New Hampshire. He was 66.
“Marvelous Marvin Hagler’s name is synonymous with greatness,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “One of the best to ever step into the ring, he combined skill and determination to dominate the middleweight division during his championship career. The Hall of Fame offers our condolences to the Hagler family and joins the boxing world in celebrating his life and mourning his passing.”
Fighting out of Brockton, MA under the guidance of Goody and Pat Petronelli, Hagler turned pro in 1973. He won the world middleweight title with a 3rd round TKO over Alan Minter on September 27, 1980 and over the next seven years successfully defended the crown 12 times with wins over Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, John Mugabi and Mustafa Hamsho among others. Hagler retired in 1987 with a record of 62-3-2 (52 KOs) and relocated to Italy.
In 1993, Hagler was elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Click on thumbnail to view images of Hagler during his many visits to the Hall of Fame