Marvelous Marvin Hagler Passes Away At 66 Years Old

Marvelous Marvin Hagler has passed away at the age of 66 years old. Hagler's wife, Kay, shared the news on Facebook over the weekend.

"I am sorry to make a very sad announcement,'' Kay Hagler wrote.

"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.''

Hagler is one of the best middleweights to ever step foot in a boxing ring. Throughout his 14 year career, Hagler earned victories against boxing legends like Roberto Duran and John Mugabi. Most notably, Hagler emerged victorious against Thomas Hearns in one of the most action-packed championship fights in boxing history. To this day, the first round of the Hagler-Hearns bout is considered one of the greatest rounds in boxing history. He also lost a controversial bout against "Sugar" Ray Leonard in 1987. Frustrated by Leonard's style and how the bout was score, Hagler opted to retire after the fight. He finished his career with 62 wins, 52 knockouts and three middleweight titles.

"He was certainly one of the greatest middleweights ever but one of the greatest people that I've ever been around and promoted,'' boxing promoter Bob Arum said.

"He was a real man, loyal and just fantastic person.''

Beyond boxing, Hagler pursued a career in film. After the Leonard fight, he moved to Italy and starred in films like Indio, Indio 2 and Virtual Weapon. He also appeared in video games like Fight Night: Round 3.

Hagler leaves behind his wife, Kay, and his five children, Gentry, Charelle, Celeste, James and Marvin.

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