Marvin Hagler vs. William Lee

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1982-03-07 : Caveman Lee 159½ lbs lost to Marvin Hagler 158 lbs by TKO at 1:07 in round 1 of 15

  • WBA & WBC Middleweight Titles (4th defense by Hagler)

Marvin Hagler had his name legally changed from Marvin Nathaniel Hagler to Marvelous Marvin Hagler on April 23, 1982.

Hagler's attorney, Steve Wainwright, said that Hagler and his co-managers, Goody and Pat Petronelli, were irked when ABC-TV insisted on dropping Marvelous from the champion's introduction before his first-round knockout of Caveman Lee on March 7 in Atlantic City. Wainwright said the network had told him: "If he wants to be called Marvelous Marvin at ABC, tell him to go to court and have his name changed." [1]

Preceded by:
Hagler vs. Hamsho I
WBA Middleweight Title Fight
# 44
WBC Middleweight Title Fight
# 44
Succeeded by:
Hagler vs. Obelmejias II