Marvin Hagler

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'''Born:''' May 23, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey
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== Amateur Career ==
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*Hagler had 57 amateur wins by some reports. [[Boxing Illustrated]] and [[Sports Illustrated]] listed his record as 52-2 with 43 KOs.
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*1972 New England AAU Light Middleweight Championship Finalist, losing to Wilbur Cameron.
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*1973 National AAU Middleweight Champion, defeating Terry Dobbs of Atlanta and the Marine Corps.
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*Named the Outstanding Boxer of the 1973 National AAU Tournament.
  
Half-brother of fellow boxer [[Boxer:Robbie Sims:000458|Robbie Sims]]
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== Awards and Recognition ==
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*Named [[Boxing Writers Association of America]] [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] for 1983 and 1985.
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*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year]] for 1983 and 1985.
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*Named the 3rd greatest middleweight of the 20th century by The Associated Press in 1999.
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*Named the 4th [[Division-By-Division - The Greatest Fighters of All-Time|greatest middleweight of all-time]] by [[Ring Magazine|The Ring magazine]] in 2004
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*Inducted into both the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] (1992) and the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] (1993).
  
Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] for 1983 and 1985.  
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==Notes==
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*Hagler was managed and trained by [[Goody Petronelli|Goody]] & [[Pat Petronelli]]. He was with the Petronellis his entire career.
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*Hagler's half-brother, [[Robbie Sims]], was also a professional boxer.
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*Hagler legally changed his name from Marvin Nathaniel Hagler to Marvelous Marvin Hagler on April 2, 1982. He did so because he was upset when ABC-TV refused to introduce him as "Marvelous Marvin" before his [[Marvin Hagler vs. William Lee|title defense]] against [[William Lee|William "Caveman" Lee]] on March 7, 1982, which he won by a first-round knockout. ABC Sports executive producer [[Alex Wallau]] told the Petronellis, "If he wants to be called Marvelous Marvin at ABC, tell him to go to court and have his name changed."
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*Hagler retired to Italy and made several movies. The action movies "Indio" and "Indio 2: The Revolt" are the most notable of his movies. Hagler plays Sgt. Jake Iron, an ex-Marine, who fights to save the rainforest against the forces of mega corporations that are trying to destroy it to make money. 
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*Generally. Hagler only returns to the United States to attend the annual [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] induction ceremonies, which are held every June in Canastota, New York.
  
Inducted into both the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]]:
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[http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=008684 Fight Record]
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== External Links ==
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[[Category:United States Amateur Champions]]
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[[Category:World Middleweight Champions]]
 
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[[Category:American World Champions]]
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[[Category:Southpaw World Champions]]
 
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Revision as of 22:40, 21 September 2012

Marvelous.jpeg
Class of 1993
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Marvin Hagler
Alias: Marvelous
Birth Name: Marvin Nathaniel Hagler
Born: 1954-05-23
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 9½″   /   177cm
Reach: 75″   /   191cm
Boxing Record: click

Marvelous Marvin Hagler Gallery

Amateur Career

  • Hagler had 57 amateur wins by some reports. Boxing Illustrated and Sports Illustrated listed his record as 52-2 with 43 KOs.
  • 1972 New England AAU Light Middleweight Championship Finalist, losing to Wilbur Cameron.
  • 1973 National AAU Middleweight Champion, defeating Terry Dobbs of Atlanta and the Marine Corps.
  • Named the Outstanding Boxer of the 1973 National AAU Tournament.

Awards and Recognition

Notes

  • Hagler was managed and trained by Goody & Pat Petronelli. He was with the Petronellis his entire career.
  • Hagler's half-brother, Robbie Sims, was also a professional boxer.
  • Hagler legally changed his name from Marvin Nathaniel Hagler to Marvelous Marvin Hagler on April 2, 1982. He did so because he was upset when ABC-TV refused to introduce him as "Marvelous Marvin" before his title defense against William "Caveman" Lee on March 7, 1982, which he won by a first-round knockout. ABC Sports executive producer Alex Wallau told the Petronellis, "If he wants to be called Marvelous Marvin at ABC, tell him to go to court and have his name changed."
  • Hagler retired to Italy and made several movies. The action movies "Indio" and "Indio 2: The Revolt" are the most notable of his movies. Hagler plays Sgt. Jake Iron, an ex-Marine, who fights to save the rainforest against the forces of mega corporations that are trying to destroy it to make money.
  • Generally. Hagler only returns to the United States to attend the annual International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, which are held every June in Canastota, New York.


Preceded by:
Alan Minter
WBA Middleweight Champion
1980 Sep 27 – 1987
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Sumbu Kalambay
Preceded by:
Alan Minter
WBC Middleweight Champion
1980 Sep 27 – 1987 Apr 6
Succeeded by:
Sugar Ray Leonard
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
IBF Middleweight Champion
1983 May 27 – 1987 Apr 6
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Frank Tate


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