Marvin Hagler: The fighters' fighter
14/03/2021 | sport | boxing | 216
BBC boxing correspondent Mike Costello looks back on the career of Marvin Hagler, who has died aged 66.
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Never heard of him !!!
Who is He !!?

But Rest in peace
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14/03/2021 18:42:02 13 1
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Don’t try too hard to be funny, just relax and it will come. Maybe.
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14/03/2021 18:55:39 10 0
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You are embarrassing.
it is always better to keep you mouth shut and let people think you are dumb than open it and confirm it
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14/03/2021 19:59:58 2 0
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How disrespectful
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14/03/2021 20:20:06 1 0
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What kind of human being makes a joke about someone who has died...a monster does that, you are a disgrace
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14/03/2021 21:13:36 0 0
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I think you need some more rest, and try not to think of England so much.
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My Favourite Boxer as a kid growing up in Belfast. In my opinion the best middleweight that ever lived. Tough as Nails, chiselled physique, dedicated to the craft, smart and technically proficient with the heart of a lion and chin of granite. Rest easily Marvelous one, gone way too young.
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14/03/2021 19:11:06 22 1
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nice words
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14/03/2021 19:52:20 2 2
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Fabulous athlete Hagler but i'm afraid i believe Ray Robinson was pound for pound the greatest fighter in history period.
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14/03/2021 23:20:06 1 0
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Class comment
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15/03/2021 07:27:07 3 0
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MMH was my favourite fighter of all-time as well. He looked like he meant business - and delivered.

A master ring craftsman with dynamite hands.I personally did not think he lost against SRL and felt aggrieved.

MMH reached the top the hard way. Blue collar background and hard work. No fast-tracking to the top. He fought the best and was the GOAT.

Thank you.

RIP.
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15/03/2021 11:43:26 0 0
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Can't argue with a word, if you could design the perfect middle weight fighter, height, shape, skills etc it would be MMH.
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15/03/2021 14:25:09 0 0
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I echo all of what you have said fella, i too believe that Hagler was the best Middleweight i have ever seen, he had such a mindset that he refused to be beaten and had the skill and fortitude to overcome his opponents, he fought in a great era for boxing and gave many people much pleasure and boxing is a lot poorer for the loss of this great Champion.
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14/03/2021 18:33:22 13 1
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One of the greatest and the Hearns first round was the most amazingly visceral fights of all time. Never forgotten RIP Marvin - your truly were marvellous.
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14/03/2021 19:33:05 11 0
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Harry Mullen then editor of Boxing News said he was praying for that first round to end as he thought he was going to have a heart attack
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14/03/2021 18:35:06 24 2
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A bona fide legend of his sport, skillful, brave and as hard as nails inside the ring and a gentleman outside of it. In my eyes the greatest boxer to watch in my 50 years on the planet. RIP Champ.
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14/03/2021 18:41:53 15 2
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I used to love it when boxers were daft enough to rile him. Against both Hearns and Duran, they bad mouthed him at the end of a round when they were on top - and that was their lot. Hearns went down, and Hagler mauled Duran to obtain a convincing victory. What a fighter!
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14/03/2021 18:41:42 3 2
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I alwsys thought SRL was the best but only because he fought boxers like Hagler.
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14/03/2021 19:55:20 2 0
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Yeah ... when Marvin was at the end of a long hard punishing career ffs. Meanwhile Leonard kept “ retiring “ ie less ring wear.
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14/03/2021 18:41:46 3 2
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Hard as they come. Until Tyson, the only boxer who scared the hell out of me...and I only had to watch!!
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A bona fide legend of his sport, skillful, brave and as hard as nails inside the ring and a gentleman outside of it. In my eyes the greatest boxer to watch in my 50 years on the planet. RIP Champ.
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I used to love it when boxers were daft enough to rile him. Against both Hearns and Duran, they bad mouthed him at the end of a round when they were on top - and that was their lot. Hearns went down, and Hagler mauled Duran to obtain a convincing victory. What a fighter!
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14/03/2021 19:00:40 5 0
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Hagler beating duran was not a convincing victory. Duran was leading until the final 2 rounds. The final scorecards had hagler by 1 round on 2 of the scorecards, and by 2 on the other. That's a very close fight, not a convincing one
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14/03/2021 22:36:47 1 0
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Don't forget that Duran was not a true middleweight. Far from it.
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14/03/2021 18:31:34 0 43
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Never heard of him !!!
Who is He !!?

But Rest in peace
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14/03/2021 18:42:02 13 1
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Don’t try too hard to be funny, just relax and it will come. Maybe.
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14/03/2021 19:03:24 0 0
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Somehow I’m not sure it will.
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14/03/2021 19:57:57 0 0
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It surely won’t!
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14/03/2021 18:43:39 16 1
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Superb boxer, absolute legend. Have watched Hagler vs Hearns 4 times today, such a brutal war between two supreme athletes and men. RIP champ, forever one of the greatest.
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14/03/2021 19:23:18 13 0
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I think many of us have had a bit of a day like that! Me, I watched the Mugabi fight again and if you see the uppercut Mugabi lands in the 4th, that would have done for most. Not a flinch from the great man. And I do love his destruction of Tony Sibson! A proper fighter. Legend.
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14/03/2021 18:43:54 27 3
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Hagler v Hearns the best and most dramatic boxing match I have ever,or ever will ever, see.Epic.
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You should watch more boxing as that was mediocre at best ..
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14/03/2021 18:44:39 9 0
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Sad him and Murray Walker in the same day
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14/03/2021 19:48:27 9 0
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Plaintive thought, Chia: Can you imagine Murray Walker commentating on those three extraordinary rounds with Hitman Hearns?
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14/03/2021 18:45:23 4 1
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Fab boxer - I remember his fights as I grew from my teens into my twenties in the late seventies/ early eighties - so exciting, action boxing as I call it (more punches than holding on which a lot of the heavy weights were into), nervous adrenalin rushed fight nights - brilliant! RIP Legend.
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14/03/2021 18:47:06 3 1
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Marvin.........A charismatic boxer who seemed to me to be THE ultimate with style,defence and attack.
Ali,Joe Lewis,Sugar Ray,Marvin........... special special fighters
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14/03/2021 22:54:08 0 0
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Joe Louis.
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14/03/2021 18:48:59 5 1
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True legend. Shame Leonard wouldn't give him the rematch after their 1987 fight. I think he underestimated Leonard in their fight, and if the rematch had have happened I believe Hagler would have triumphed. He avenged his previous losses or draws in vicious fashion. Maybe the greatest chin in Middleweight history alongside LaMotta. No weaknesses, and he had that killer ferocity in the ring.
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14/03/2021 19:40:51 6 0
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Hi VR

Have to politely call you out on the rematch comment
MMH had retired after the first fight and he was at a boxing gala. Bob Arum went over to Marvin and said "Ray is talking about a rematch - tons of money to be made” Arum said. “Marvin glared at me as only Marvin could and said, ‘Tell Ray to get a life.' ".
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14/03/2021 18:51:07 36 2
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One of the toughest boxers I have ever had the good fortune to see. I don't remember him ever hitting the canvas and he ducked nobody. Incredibly determined and an honest champion.
RIP The Marvellous One
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14/03/2021 22:35:17 3 2
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He was officially floored once by Juan Roldan but in reality it was a slip
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14/03/2021 18:53:30 5 0
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One of the very best RIP Champ !!
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14/03/2021 18:53:31 7 5
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The Leonard fight was tough on Hagler but it was the correct decision. Leonard fought a tactical bout & steered well clear of a brawl. Nevertheless, Hagler had a stellar career & fought everyone that I can remember. Repose en paix Champ, condolences to family & friends.......??
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14/03/2021 19:17:46 0 0
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I remember Hagler trying to box rather than have a brawl. A brawl would have definitely suited Marvelous.
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14/03/2021 19:18:40 2 0
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Marvelous and Larry Holmes dominated the early and mid 80s
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14/03/2021 23:00:12 0 0
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If Hagler had fought orthodox for the first three rounds I think he would have got the decision
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14/03/2021 18:53:44 13 2
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My favourite all time boxer, he was robbed in his last fight, but never did you see him in the press bemoaning his lot.

A top top fighter
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14/03/2021 19:51:16 3 9
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To be right. He moaned vocally anywhere he could to the current day. Huge MMH fan , but he wasn’t robbed.
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14/03/2021 22:55:45 1 1
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Certainly not robbed.
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14/03/2021 18:55:03 10 0
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The ULTIMATE fighting machine, had it all....granite chin, ability to box and brawl out of southpaw and orthodox, engine like no other, genuine toughness, avoided and ducked like the plague. Will forever be grateful I got to see him fight. RIP Champion.
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Never heard of him !!!
Who is He !!?

But Rest in peace
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14/03/2021 18:55:39 10 0
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You are embarrassing.
it is always better to keep you mouth shut and let people think you are dumb than open it and confirm it
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It's the BBC.
Don't confuse them with real journalists...
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14/03/2021 19:15:00 2 3
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Natural causes his family report
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14/03/2021 19:55:56 4 1
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Another tin-foil hat nutter... *smh*
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14/03/2021 20:07:42 1 1
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No mention because it's bs..
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14/03/2021 18:57:45 29 2
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A truly great middleweight champion who will be remembered in the pantheons of boxing history ... he was as hard as iron
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14/03/2021 19:49:22 5 1
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Indeed. I second that.
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Who?
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14/03/2021 18:58:17 36 4
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Mike Tyson and Marvin Hagler were the most intimidating fighters I have ever seen.
RIP to a legend
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14/03/2021 18:41:53 15 2
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I used to love it when boxers were daft enough to rile him. Against both Hearns and Duran, they bad mouthed him at the end of a round when they were on top - and that was their lot. Hearns went down, and Hagler mauled Duran to obtain a convincing victory. What a fighter!
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14/03/2021 19:00:40 5 0
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Hagler beating duran was not a convincing victory. Duran was leading until the final 2 rounds. The final scorecards had hagler by 1 round on 2 of the scorecards, and by 2 on the other. That's a very close fight, not a convincing one
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14/03/2021 19:57:02 1 0
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Correct!! Too close for comfort ... against a career lightweight- bizarre reluctance of MMH to use his strength.
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14/03/2021 18:42:02 13 1
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Don’t try too hard to be funny, just relax and it will come. Maybe.
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14/03/2021 19:03:24 0 0
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Somehow I’m not sure it will.
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14/03/2021 19:04:54 3 30
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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14/03/2021 19:09:49 17 2
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That's because we dont actually know yet,.,.,., instead of speculation i think the article was a walk down memory lane, a great fighter in a great era sadly another life ended far too soon RIP Marvin
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14/03/2021 19:13:20 4 3
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What possible difference does any of that matter to you Sam?
He is sadly dead now, that is all that matters.
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14/03/2021 19:18:08 9 0
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Think this is because this is about boxing and his greatness. Check Facebook and Twitter for such rumour/ detail/ gore if that’s whT you want to mull over. The fact is boxing has lost a legend, how is irrelevant for me. RIP Champ.
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14/03/2021 19:26:12 8 0
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Why bother comment?
What a muppet you are!
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14/03/2021 19:28:15 4 0
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I know , not speculating and commenting on his actual career etc , how dare they
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14/03/2021 19:44:52 5 0
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I don't think the article was written to satisfy your morbid curiosity, Sam.
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14/03/2021 19:55:09 3 1
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Typical BBC? If you know it's typical, why bother reading their website...? FYI, it's a tribute article, not a gossip column.
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14/03/2021 20:14:21 2 0
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Stick to the mail , mug
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15/03/2021 09:02:05 2 0
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It's not typical anything. What's wrong with you? This is an analytical piece, not a news story. In the original article, it did say when and where. He died "unexpectedly", so the cause will not be known until an autopsy is held. Please refrain from inane posts like this, particularly when someone has just passed.
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14/03/2021 19:37:38 4 1
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He was hospitalised? Yet his wife said he died at home. Muppet.
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14/03/2021 19:07:46 22 1
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Took an interest in boxing just as Hagler and co emerged. Lucky me. 10 years old and thinking this is the scariest guy I've ever seen. Then eventually coming to appreciate how rounded a fighter he was and tough as hell. Great gets thrown around these days but by God he unquestionably and marvellously was.
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14/03/2021 19:09:05 2 0
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A humble genius. Well maybe apart from the Marvellous moniker. I wonder what he’s make of some the current champs who swerve each other year after year.
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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14/03/2021 19:09:49 17 2
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That's because we dont actually know yet,.,.,., instead of speculation i think the article was a walk down memory lane, a great fighter in a great era sadly another life ended far too soon RIP Marvin
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My Favourite Boxer as a kid growing up in Belfast. In my opinion the best middleweight that ever lived. Tough as Nails, chiselled physique, dedicated to the craft, smart and technically proficient with the heart of a lion and chin of granite. Rest easily Marvelous one, gone way too young.
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14/03/2021 19:11:06 22 1
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nice words
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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14/03/2021 19:13:20 4 3
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What possible difference does any of that matter to you Sam?
He is sadly dead now, that is all that matters.
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Natural causes his family report
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The Leonard fight was tough on Hagler but it was the correct decision. Leonard fought a tactical bout & steered well clear of a brawl. Nevertheless, Hagler had a stellar career & fought everyone that I can remember. Repose en paix Champ, condolences to family & friends.......??
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I remember Hagler trying to box rather than have a brawl. A brawl would have definitely suited Marvelous.
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Leonard wouldn’t have let him brawl!
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That was the point mate. Hagler was trying to box, only he was swiping fresh air. Leonard was too quick for him, no way was he going to be a punch bag like Hearns. MH was a true icon & fought them all..
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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14/03/2021 19:18:08 9 0
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Think this is because this is about boxing and his greatness. Check Facebook and Twitter for such rumour/ detail/ gore if that’s whT you want to mull over. The fact is boxing has lost a legend, how is irrelevant for me. RIP Champ.
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14/03/2021 18:53:31 7 5
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The Leonard fight was tough on Hagler but it was the correct decision. Leonard fought a tactical bout & steered well clear of a brawl. Nevertheless, Hagler had a stellar career & fought everyone that I can remember. Repose en paix Champ, condolences to family & friends.......??
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14/03/2021 19:18:40 2 0
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Marvelous and Larry Holmes dominated the early and mid 80s
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14/03/2021 19:22:41 4 0
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Marvelous, thanks for the memories.
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14/03/2021 18:43:39 16 1
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Superb boxer, absolute legend. Have watched Hagler vs Hearns 4 times today, such a brutal war between two supreme athletes and men. RIP champ, forever one of the greatest.
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14/03/2021 19:23:18 13 0
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I think many of us have had a bit of a day like that! Me, I watched the Mugabi fight again and if you see the uppercut Mugabi lands in the 4th, that would have done for most. Not a flinch from the great man. And I do love his destruction of Tony Sibson! A proper fighter. Legend.
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14/03/2021 19:28:14 3 0
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Sibson fight was a cracker but I also enjoyed the Minter fight too, he leaves a legacy and some great memories.
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15/03/2021 01:35:32 0 0
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I had Mugabi to possibly beat him, The Beast wasn’t intimidated.
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15/03/2021 06:30:53 2 0
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An amazing punch up that. Mugabi was feared in that Light Middleweight division and wasn't scared of Hagler which made the fight all the better. Not many talk about that bout, but is was epic and Hagler proved exactly what heart and power combined with skill and savagery were all about....
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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14/03/2021 19:26:12 8 0
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Why bother comment?
What a muppet you are!
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14/03/2021 19:27:00 8 1
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The great fighter, I saw Hagler v Minter live and Hagler v Hearns on closed circuit tv. No one was tougher than Marvelous.
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14/03/2021 20:24:00 2 4
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And the British public were racist and disgraceful, hope you remembered that too
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14/03/2021 19:23:18 13 0
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I think many of us have had a bit of a day like that! Me, I watched the Mugabi fight again and if you see the uppercut Mugabi lands in the 4th, that would have done for most. Not a flinch from the great man. And I do love his destruction of Tony Sibson! A proper fighter. Legend.
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14/03/2021 19:28:14 3 0
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Sibson fight was a cracker but I also enjoyed the Minter fight too, he leaves a legacy and some great memories.
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14/03/2021 19:04:54 3 30
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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14/03/2021 19:28:15 4 0
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I know , not speculating and commenting on his actual career etc , how dare they
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14/03/2021 18:33:22 13 1
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One of the greatest and the Hearns first round was the most amazingly visceral fights of all time. Never forgotten RIP Marvin - your truly were marvellous.
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14/03/2021 19:33:05 11 0
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Harry Mullen then editor of Boxing News said he was praying for that first round to end as he thought he was going to have a heart attack
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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Natural causes his family report
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Hagler. Duran. You pick the order.

Leonard was a lady. Fifteen rounds with Hagler, and he would have been dead.
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An absolute master boxer puncher. I don't doubt that an enormous amount of training both mental as well as physical would have gone into each fight. That was how he came to dominate his opponents in most of his fights. He was certainly the most technically complete fighter of the modern era and a worthy successor of the amazing fighters of the roaring forties. I lament his passing.
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14/03/2021 19:47:26 11 0
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Well phrased sir. His technical skills were underrated definitely. His mental focus and desire were second to none.
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14/03/2021 19:37:35 18 1
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I remember watching on the pubs tele with my mates in the 80’s Marvin beating the hell out of poor Tony Sibson the reason that fight such a spectacle was marvins toughness and boxing skills ant Tony sibson had the heart of a lion.

RIP Champ.
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And the riot immediately afterwards...
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14/03/2021 19:56:01 3 0
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I posted earlier about the Sibson fight. A proper beating of a hard man. Clinical. The Hamsho fights were similar! What a champ! ??
It's the BBC.
Don't confuse them with real journalists...
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14/03/2021 19:37:38 4 1
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He was hospitalised? Yet his wife said he died at home. Muppet.
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14/03/2021 19:54:06 2 2
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he was rushed to hospital muppet
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There's been claims that he died from the vaccine Removed
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14/03/2021 19:52:26 0 0
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Idiotic claims no doubt. Your repeating of them doesn't help.
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I believe those have been debunked already but please correct me if I mistaken
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14/03/2021 19:39:47 16 0
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My favourite boxer of all time. A warrior in the truest sense of the word. Having got in the ring a few times myself in my youth makes you appreciate the sheer ferocity of this man but he was also very humble and a true gentleman. I am very sad tonight - rest in peace champ!
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14/03/2021 20:01:27 3 0
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proper comment that fella , stay safe , peace
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14/03/2021 19:39:55 6 0
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Great article Mike - nailed it
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True legend. Shame Leonard wouldn't give him the rematch after their 1987 fight. I think he underestimated Leonard in their fight, and if the rematch had have happened I believe Hagler would have triumphed. He avenged his previous losses or draws in vicious fashion. Maybe the greatest chin in Middleweight history alongside LaMotta. No weaknesses, and he had that killer ferocity in the ring.
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14/03/2021 19:40:51 6 0
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Hi VR

Have to politely call you out on the rematch comment
MMH had retired after the first fight and he was at a boxing gala. Bob Arum went over to Marvin and said "Ray is talking about a rematch - tons of money to be made” Arum said. “Marvin glared at me as only Marvin could and said, ‘Tell Ray to get a life.' ".
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14/03/2021 21:05:37 1 0
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Hi Squashi. I've heard that story too, but the way I heard it was that Hagler waited a year of more for a rematch. Leonard wouldn't give him one. So Hagler retires. In 1990 Leonard gives Hagler the chance of the rematch. Hagler hadn't fought for three years. Leonard had recently beaten Duran. Leonard always looked for any advantage he could get. I think Leonard was scared of an immediate rematch.
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14/03/2021 21:48:04 1 0
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Leonard was fairly well known for floating fight ideas at the time to keep his opponents on edge then announcing he was staying retired. I think Hagler knew if it ever happened he would be at least two years older and have another few wars under his belt while he waited. he pulled the same stunt with Donny LaLonde.
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14/03/2021 19:43:24 1 0
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The guy was just awesome, next to Evander holyfield hes my all time favourite boxer, great memories, great fighter.
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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I don't think the article was written to satisfy your morbid curiosity, Sam.
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The dream fight -

Marvin at his peak in the ring whipping the “ass” of mayweather.

Stuff dreams would be made of.

RIP a great warrior.
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Think they were different weights though
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14/03/2021 22:46:04 0 0
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Since Mayweather started out as a super-featherweight & ended at Welterweight that seems a rather stupid comment
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I remember watching on the pubs tele with my mates in the 80’s Marvin beating the hell out of poor Tony Sibson the reason that fight such a spectacle was marvins toughness and boxing skills ant Tony sibson had the heart of a lion.

RIP Champ.
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14/03/2021 19:45:47 2 2
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And the riot immediately afterwards...
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14/03/2021 19:50:19 9 0
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that was against minter
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riot after sibson fight was against kayler...leics baby squad let cs off
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14/03/2021 19:36:05 25 0
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An absolute master boxer puncher. I don't doubt that an enormous amount of training both mental as well as physical would have gone into each fight. That was how he came to dominate his opponents in most of his fights. He was certainly the most technically complete fighter of the modern era and a worthy successor of the amazing fighters of the roaring forties. I lament his passing.
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Well phrased sir. His technical skills were underrated definitely. His mental focus and desire were second to none.
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14/03/2021 18:44:39 9 0
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Sad him and Murray Walker in the same day
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Plaintive thought, Chia: Can you imagine Murray Walker commentating on those three extraordinary rounds with Hitman Hearns?
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Murray Walker would have spontaneously combusted!
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Marvellous Marvin Hagler was pound for pound the greatest middleweight of all time. He was a weapon of mass destruction in the ring and an absolute wrecking ball. His discipline in training was legendary and he took on all-comers. A natural southpaw he could also switch to orthodox with ease. He was a master of the noble art. RIP
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14/03/2021 19:51:56 2 3
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He was right handed.
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Personally I believe that title goes to Ray Robinson
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14/03/2021 18:57:45 29 2
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A truly great middleweight champion who will be remembered in the pantheons of boxing history ... he was as hard as iron
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14/03/2021 19:49:22 5 1
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Indeed. I second that.
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And the riot immediately afterwards...
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14/03/2021 19:50:19 9 0
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that was against minter
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14/03/2021 19:50:22 14 1
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Good to see a HYS where the vast majority of posts are respectful and acknowledge a true legend of the noble art. Marvellous Marvin Hagler was that man.
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14/03/2021 20:25:05 5 1
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"He was unconventional as a right-handed southpaw. Generally, but not always, fighters lead with their weaker hand, allowing for an increase in power driven through the body from the feet up into the (usually stronger) back-hand. He would switch freely from southpaw to orthodox, seemingly carrying equal power in each hand; "

Right there. In the article. Learn the subject.
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14/03/2021 19:50:56 7 0
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Skill and brutality, Marvellous had it all in abundance. Spent many a late night as a kid watching his fights and he became a favourite. RIP.
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14/03/2021 18:53:44 13 2
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My favourite all time boxer, he was robbed in his last fight, but never did you see him in the press bemoaning his lot.

A top top fighter
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14/03/2021 19:51:16 3 9
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To be right. He moaned vocally anywhere he could to the current day. Huge MMH fan , but he wasn’t robbed.
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Watching the Hagler Leonard fight again this morning and always the same conclusion.
Leonard ran a marathon backwards!
If Hagler hadn't chased him all night there wouldn't have been a fight.
It was a con from start to finish.
Hagler won hands down.
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Marvellous Marvin Hagler was pound for pound the greatest middleweight of all time. He was a weapon of mass destruction in the ring and an absolute wrecking ball. His discipline in training was legendary and he took on all-comers. A natural southpaw he could also switch to orthodox with ease. He was a master of the noble art. RIP
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He was right handed.
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14/03/2021 20:26:29 1 1
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Right there. In the article. For those know-nothings that down-voted:

"He was unconventional as a right-handed southpaw. Generally, but not always, fighters lead with their weaker hand, allowing for an increase in power driven through the body from the feet up into the (usually stronger) back-hand. He would switch freely from southpaw to orthodox, seemingly carrying equal power in each hand; "
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My Favourite Boxer as a kid growing up in Belfast. In my opinion the best middleweight that ever lived. Tough as Nails, chiselled physique, dedicated to the craft, smart and technically proficient with the heart of a lion and chin of granite. Rest easily Marvelous one, gone way too young.
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14/03/2021 19:52:20 2 2
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Fabulous athlete Hagler but i'm afraid i believe Ray Robinson was pound for pound the greatest fighter in history period.
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14/03/2021 22:27:48 0 0
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It's always up for debate, but there is a fighter that nobody seems to mention. That fighter is Henry Armstrong. I agree with you that SRR might be the greatest pound for pound, but Henry Armstrong is certainly up there.
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14/03/2021 19:17:46 0 0
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I remember Hagler trying to box rather than have a brawl. A brawl would have definitely suited Marvelous.
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Leonard wouldn’t have let him brawl!
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14/03/2021 20:24:38 1 0
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Leonard tried that with Duran and learnt his lesson
There's been claims that he died from the vaccine Removed
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14/03/2021 19:52:26 0 0
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Idiotic claims no doubt. Your repeating of them doesn't help.
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14/03/2021 19:37:38 4 1
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He was hospitalised? Yet his wife said he died at home. Muppet.
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14/03/2021 19:54:06 2 2
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he was rushed to hospital muppet
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14/03/2021 19:04:54 3 30
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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14/03/2021 19:55:09 3 1
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Typical BBC? If you know it's typical, why bother reading their website...? FYI, it's a tribute article, not a gossip column.
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14/03/2021 18:41:42 3 2
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I alwsys thought SRL was the best but only because he fought boxers like Hagler.
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14/03/2021 19:55:20 2 0
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Yeah ... when Marvin was at the end of a long hard punishing career ffs. Meanwhile Leonard kept “ retiring “ ie less ring wear.
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But Leonard had to quit due to a detached retina. He was fantastic at that stage, probably at this peak and ended up missing the best years of his career.
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14/03/2021 19:55:43 0 0
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God bless your soul Hagler for giving us raw entertainment in boxing. Keep sleeping peacefully in the Lord's bosom.
no mention about him being hospitalised after covid vaccination Removed
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Another tin-foil hat nutter... *smh*
the only nutter is you boy Removed
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I remember watching on the pubs tele with my mates in the 80’s Marvin beating the hell out of poor Tony Sibson the reason that fight such a spectacle was marvins toughness and boxing skills ant Tony sibson had the heart of a lion.

RIP Champ.
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14/03/2021 19:56:01 3 0
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I posted earlier about the Sibson fight. A proper beating of a hard man. Clinical. The Hamsho fights were similar! What a champ! ??
There's been claims that he died from the vaccine Removed
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I believe those have been debunked already but please correct me if I mistaken
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14/03/2021 19:00:40 5 0
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Hagler beating duran was not a convincing victory. Duran was leading until the final 2 rounds. The final scorecards had hagler by 1 round on 2 of the scorecards, and by 2 on the other. That's a very close fight, not a convincing one
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14/03/2021 19:57:02 1 0
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Correct!! Too close for comfort ... against a career lightweight- bizarre reluctance of MMH to use his strength.
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14/03/2021 21:00:04 0 0
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I don't think it was reluctance to use his strength. I think hagler was just confused by duran boxing at mid range rather than looking to get inside like he usually did. Either way it was a great close fight between two greats
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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14/03/2021 18:42:02 13 1
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Don’t try too hard to be funny, just relax and it will come. Maybe.
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It surely won’t!
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14/03/2021 18:31:34 0 43
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Never heard of him !!!
Who is He !!?

But Rest in peace
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14/03/2021 19:59:58 2 0
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How disrespectful
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14/03/2021 19:39:47 16 0
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My favourite boxer of all time. A warrior in the truest sense of the word. Having got in the ring a few times myself in my youth makes you appreciate the sheer ferocity of this man but he was also very humble and a true gentleman. I am very sad tonight - rest in peace champ!
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14/03/2021 20:01:27 3 0
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proper comment that fella , stay safe , peace
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14/03/2021 19:45:40 8 1
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The dream fight -

Marvin at his peak in the ring whipping the “ass” of mayweather.

Stuff dreams would be made of.

RIP a great warrior.
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14/03/2021 20:05:19 1 0
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Think they were different weights though
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14/03/2021 20:20:59 0 0
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Sam

That’s what I said “dream” fight.

We can all live the dream and if mayweather ducked Marvin, we could always stick up Canelo or 3G

Think Marvin would have relished the challenge. That’s 1 thing about the 4 kings, they never ducked a challenge. Changed days, sadly.
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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Plaintive thought, Chia: Can you imagine Murray Walker commentating on those three extraordinary rounds with Hitman Hearns?
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Murray Walker would have spontaneously combusted!
no mention about him being hospitalised after covid vaccination Removed
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No mention because it's bs..
you need some education Removed
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RIP Marvin.
Looks like Tommy Hearns got your back
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14/03/2021 20:10:33 2 0
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His very name gave me goosebumps, you knew you where about to be entertained, he was and always will be a true superstar of boxing, God bless you Marvelous and thankyou
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14/03/2021 20:14:07 7 0
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The best middleweight ever in my opinion. Remember him fighting John mugabi who knocked out 27 of 27 fights. Haggler schooled him a broke him down. As he said he would eat people up like pac man. He never slept in silk sheets and trained like a challenger all the time. Rip
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14/03/2021 20:47:57 1 0
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Carlos Monzón was good too!
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14/03/2021 22:50:29 2 1
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Marvin Hagler once said,it's tough to get out of bed to do roadwork at 5 am when you've been sleeping in silk pajamas.Get your facts right before talking rubbish.
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What a pathetic article, doesn't even say when, where or
even what he died from.
Typical BBC..
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14/03/2021 20:14:21 2 0
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Stick to the mail , mug
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14/03/2021 20:15:03 4 0
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He fought in a great era for boxing,he had an aura in the ring,he was tough & uncompromising,the rivalries with his contempories was box office!! He was marvellous!!
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14/03/2021 19:45:47 2 2
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And the riot immediately afterwards...
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14/03/2021 20:16:01 1 0
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riot after sibson fight was against kayler...leics baby squad let cs off
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I'm sure the ICF weren't exactly sitting on their hands!
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14/03/2021 20:17:08 14 2
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My favourite was always Sugar Ray Leonard but you can only measure the greats by their opponents. You can make a case for all of them: Hagler, Hearns, Leonard or Duran but they were all lifted to a higher level by virtue of having competed against each other. The era of Hagler, Hearns. Leonard and Duran was even greater than Ali, Frazier and Foreman for me and Hagler played a massive part in that
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I’d go with this.

The best MW’s could punch like a heavy but move like a ballet dancer.

It’s the greatest division of all and Marvin was the greatest in the golden era.

What a guy.
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An amazing fighter. My personal favourite ever boxer. Speed, power and ferocity. I'll never forget when he took apart Alan Minter in front of that partisan crowd. Even among all that ugliness his greatness stood strong. RIP Marvin and thank you for all you gave to boxing and its fans.
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RIP Legend, back in the days when they were true fighters...Britain should still hang it's head in shame for the racist abuse Hagler took but he shut them all up by beating the hometown boy...
Gone too young but never forgotten
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14/03/2021 21:17:48 30 2
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He was indeed a legend and I remember the Minter fight well.
I get your sentiment but I don't think "Britain should still hang it's head in shame" as it wasn't the nation at fault for the racist antics that night.
Certainly the perpetrators of the abuse should be ashamed but probably never were, as they lacked the common decency required to have such emotions.
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15/03/2021 00:23:36 0 1
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Haggler had a wife and 5 kids who had to get a restraining order and a divorce due to his violence and alchol/drug abuse... ask them if he was a hero
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15/03/2021 08:27:41 0 0
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Not just the abuse but the waves of bottles thrown at him.
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15/03/2021 09:13:36 2 4
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There's so many reasons why Britian should hang it's head in shame. That night that you speak of is definitely one.
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Well done for pointing that out!
It was a shameful night fuelled by the NF supporters, a night only rescued by the talent and grace of Hagler.
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15/03/2021 13:19:47 1 0
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Great fighter. My favourite ever boxer.

That night he beat Minter, the fans in the arena were awful. The racist abuse was abhorrent but it also robbed the man of his moment to celebrate his achievement in the moment it should have been celebrated - there in the ring. One of the many real and perceived injustices of his career that motivated him.

Respect to you Marvelous Marvin. A true great.
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14/03/2021 18:31:34 0 43
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Never heard of him !!!
Who is He !!?

But Rest in peace
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14/03/2021 20:20:06 1 0
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What kind of human being makes a joke about someone who has died...a monster does that, you are a disgrace
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Think they were different weights though
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Sam

That’s what I said “dream” fight.

We can all live the dream and if mayweather ducked Marvin, we could always stick up Canelo or 3G

Think Marvin would have relished the challenge. That’s 1 thing about the 4 kings, they never ducked a challenge. Changed days, sadly.
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14/03/2021 20:23:39 3 0
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Class fighter and no one can say any different
Rip in peace marvellous Marvin hagler
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14/03/2021 19:27:00 8 1
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The great fighter, I saw Hagler v Minter live and Hagler v Hearns on closed circuit tv. No one was tougher than Marvelous.
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14/03/2021 20:24:00 2 4
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And the British public were racist and disgraceful, hope you remembered that too
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They still are racist.
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14/03/2021 22:35:57 0 0
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I remember a very ugly, violent and racist minority who tarnished the moment Hagler became world champion. However, I wouldn't claim that those ignorant yobs represented the millions of the rest of us. Must have been a big shock to Marvin, as he came from the US, so would never have experienced racism. Great, great fighter.