By Anthony Caruso IIi | Publisher
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He passed away in New Hampshire.
“I am sorry to make a very sad announcement,” his wife Kay G. Hagler said in a Facebook post on Marvelous Marvin Hagler Fan Club page. “Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
In his boxing career, Hagler went 62-3-2 with 52 knockouts. He competed in the sport from 1973 through 1987.
He fought and lost to “Sugar” Ray Leonard by a split decision on April 6, 1987. Nearly one year earlier, he defeated John Mugabi by knockout on March 10, 1986.
Hagler is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Also, he’s a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
He was named the Fighter of the Decade by Boxing Illustrated magazine for the 1980s. Twice, he was named the Fighter of the Year.
The New Jersey-born athlete is one of the best middleweights of all-time. He was the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 through 1987.
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