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, Minter (159¾) was cut on the left cheek from sharp rights in the opening 30 seconds, and by the end of the first round the champion had also been cut over the left eye as Hagler (160) clinically went about his work. With Minter not helping himself when taking the fight to Hagler, at the start of the third the first punch thrown by the American opened up another cut over his right eye. Although Minter, who needed 15 stitches to his face afterwards, tried to regroup the referee stopped the contest on the 1.45 mark, leaving Hagler the winner. Unfortunately, it became a night of shame for British boxing after fans rioted in a racial manner and Hagler had to be rushed away to safety as bottles and cans were thrown into the ring.

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