1984-03-30 Marvin Hagler w rsc 10 (15) Juan Domingo Roldan, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WORLD

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1984-03-30 Marvin Hagler w rsc 10 (15) Juan Domingo Roldan, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WORLD. Referee: Tony Perez. Making the ninth defence of his title, Hagler (159¼) was probably expecting a far easier ride than the one he got, especially when slipping over in the first round and being given a standing count for his pains. Thereafter, there were plenty of fierce exchanges, but Hagler gradually got on top when Roldan’s right eye began to swell and close rapidly in the third. Roldan (159¼) was still dangerous with his swinging punches, but by the seventh Hagler was picking his punches better while keeping out of trouble. From there onwards it would be just a matter of time, and after 39 seconds of the tenth had elapsed a disorientated Roldan was pulled out of the fight by the referee, having just got up at ‘eight’ from a solid right to the head.

Although retaining the WBC’s support, Hagler again reiterated that he favoured 15-round fights. He went on to say that while he remained the champion he would defend over that distance.