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*'''[[WBA]] Middleweight Title'''
 
*'''[[WBC]] Middleweight Title'''
 
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== Notes ==
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*Mugabi had won all 26 of his professional fights by knockout.
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*Hagler had made eleven successful title defenses, winning ten by knockout.
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*The fight was originally scheduled for November 14, 1985, but it was postponed after Hagler suffered a back injury and a broken nose. His nose was broken by a headbutt while sparring with Zack Hewitt.
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*Hagler made $2.5 million, plus a percentage of the revenue. Mugabi got $750,000.
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*The fight was shown at 500 closed-circuit locations in the U.S. and Canada and was available to 3½ million homes on pay-per-view. [[Showtime]] had delayed rights. It was the first boxing card aired on Showtime.
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*Hagler was a 3 to 1 favorite.
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*Mugabi gave Hagler a tough fight and almost closed his right eye.
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*Hagler hurt Mugabi in the sixth round and came close to finishing the challenger.
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*Hagler put Mugabi down for the count in the eleventh round.
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*After the fight, both fighters were urinating blood and were hospitalized.
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*This was Hagler's last victory.
  
== Prelude ==
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==Articles==
By the end on 1985 John "The Beast" Magabi was on a knockout win streak of 26 in a row. Because of this and because of Hagler's tough battle with Hearns on April of 1985, many fans thought Mugabi had a chance to be the man to take Hagler's World Middleweight title away.
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DF8zAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tO8FAAAAIBAJ&pg=2830,5791685&dq=hagler+mugabi&hl=en Associated Press - October 31, 1985]
 
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*[http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1064619/1/index.htm ''Sports Illustrated'' - March 24, 1986]
The fight between Hagler and Mugabi was set up for November 14 of 1985. Hagler, however, had a back injury and the fight had to be postponed until the next year.
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== Bout Summary ==
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The fight finally came up on March 10, 1986, and it was the first fight televised by [[Showtime]]. Mugabi landed his share of blows to Hagler's head, and had the better of the early rounds. The turning point came in the sixth round, when Hagler landed many heavy blows and staggered Mugabi. Mugabi fought back gamely, but his early knockout wins left him ill prepared for a long tough fight. In the end it was Hagler who came out as the winner, with a knockout in eleven rounds. Many boxing fans consider this to have been the toughest contest of Hagler's career, as after the fight both boxers urinated blood and were hospitalized.
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Revision as of 06:08, 26 June 2013

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1986-03-10 : Marvin Hagler 159½ lbs beat John Mugabi 157 lbs by KO at 1:29 in round 11 of 12

  • WBA Middleweight Title
  • WBC Middleweight Title
  • IBF Middleweight Title


Notes

  • Mugabi had won all 26 of his professional fights by knockout.
  • Hagler had made eleven successful title defenses, winning ten by knockout.
  • The fight was originally scheduled for November 14, 1985, but it was postponed after Hagler suffered a back injury and a broken nose. His nose was broken by a headbutt while sparring with Zack Hewitt.
  • Hagler made $2.5 million, plus a percentage of the revenue. Mugabi got $750,000.
  • The fight was shown at 500 closed-circuit locations in the U.S. and Canada and was available to 3½ million homes on pay-per-view. Showtime had delayed rights. It was the first boxing card aired on Showtime.
  • Hagler was a 3 to 1 favorite.
  • Mugabi gave Hagler a tough fight and almost closed his right eye.
  • Hagler hurt Mugabi in the sixth round and came close to finishing the challenger.
  • Hagler put Mugabi down for the count in the eleventh round.
  • After the fight, both fighters were urinating blood and were hospitalized.
  • This was Hagler's last victory.

Articles


Preceded by:
Hagler vs. Hearns
WBA Middleweight Title Fight
# 52
Succeeded by:
Kalambay vs. Barkley
Preceded by:
Hagler vs. Hearns
WBC Middleweight Title Fight
# 52
Succeeded by:
Hagler vs. Leonard
Preceded by:
Hagler vs. Hearns
IBF Middleweight Title Fight
# 6
Succeeded by:
Tate vs. Olajide