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Boxing | Marvin Hagler dies at 66

Boxing legend Marvin Hagler has died at the age of 66.

'Marvelous' (62-3-2), who was the undisputed world middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, passed away at his family home on Saturday.

“I am sorry to make a very sad announcement," his wife Kay G. Hagler wrote on Facebook.

"Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous 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.”

Hagler, who won 52 of his 67 fights by knockout, and was knocked down just once in his professional career.

The International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee is perhaps best known for his classic fight - which he won in just over eight minutes - against Thomas “Hitman” Hearns at Caesars Palace in 1985.

His final fight was a controversial 12-round loss to “Sugar” Ray Leonard in 1987.


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