Boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler dies at 66...

Dhaka, Monday   17 May 2021

Boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler dies at 66

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:40 AM, 15 March 2021  

Legendary boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler; Photo: Twitter

Legendary boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler; Photo: Twitter

Legendary boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler who won the middleweight title of the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association has passed away. He was 66.

Confirming the famed fighter’s death on the Facebook page, Kay G Hagler, wife of Marvin Hagler, said her husband passed away on Saturday at the family home in Bartlett, New Hampshire.  

On Saturday (March 13), Marvin Hagler's wife, Kay G. Hagler, confirmed the news of the boxer's death on her official Facebook page. Hagler was 6 years old at the time of his death.

“I am sorry to make a very sad announcement. Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvellous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire,” she wrote. “Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”

In 1980, Hugler won the World Boxing Council and the World Boxing Association Middleweight titles. In 1983, he won the International Boxing Federation title. 

His 1985 match against Thomas Hitman Hearns was one of the classic matches. Hagler won the match in just eight minutes. The legend ended his career in 1987. 

In his boxing career, Marvelous Marvin Hagler won 62, drawing two matches and losing three. He also has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. After retiring from the game, Hagler served as a commentator. 

DailyBangladesh/AS