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. Hagler (159½) quickly got down to business, his southpaw jab opening up the unbeaten Obelmejias (159½). Having damaged his right hand in the second, after Obelmejias' best punches failed to deter the champion there was no way back. By the fourth he 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 when the Venezuelan was sent staggering across the ring that the referee called the one-sided affair off 20 seconds into the session.