1981-01-17 Marvin Hagler w rsc 8 (15) Fulgencio Obelmejias, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - WORLD

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1981-01-17 Marvin Hagler w rsc 8 (15) Fulgencio Obelmejias, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - WORLD. Referee: Octavio Meyran. Making his first defence Hagler (159½) quickly got down to business, with the southpaw jab opening the unbeaten Obelmejias (159½), who damaged his right hand in the second, up and after the latter’s best punches failed to deter the champion there was no way back. By the fourth Obelmejias was coming apart at the seams as Hagler nailed him at close range with both hands. A left to the jaw dropped Obelmejias in the fifth for the mandatory ‘eight’ count and although there was constant pressure from Hagler it was not until the eighth round after the Venezuelan was sent staggering across the ring that the referee called the one-sided affair off 20 seconds into the session.

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