1980-09-27 Marvin Hagler w rsc 3 (15) Alan Minter, The Arena, Wembley, London, England - WORLD

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1980-09-27 Marvin Hagler w rsc 3 (15) Alan Minter, The Arena, Wembley, London, England - WORLD. Referee: Carlos Berrocal. In a battle of southpaws, the champion was cut on the left cheek from sharp rights in the opening 30 seconds and by the end of the first round had also been cut over the left eye as Hagler (160) clinically went about his work. Minter (159¾) was not helping himself in taking the fight to Hagler and not protecting his injuries better and at the start of the third the first punch thrown by the American open a cut up over his right eye. Although Minter, who needed 15 stitches to his face afterwards, tried to regroup his position had become impossible and on the 1.45 mark the referee stopped the contest, leaving Hagler the winner. Unfortunately, it became a night of shame for British boxing as fans rioted in a racial manner and Hagler had to be rushed away to safety as bottles and cans were thrown into the ring.