Difference between revisions of "Marvin Hagler vs. Sugar Ray Leonard"

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* Extremely controversial decision that is still argued about today.
 
* Extremely controversial decision that is still argued about today.
 
* Leonard announces retirement on May 27, 1987 but announces his return to ring on Aug. 4, 1988.
 
* Leonard announces retirement on May 27, 1987 but announces his return to ring on Aug. 4, 1988.
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Scorecards from the ringside press:<br>
 
Scorecards from the ringside press:<br>
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Oakland Tribune: 117-112 Leonard<br>
 
Oakland Tribune: 117-112 Leonard<br>
 
San Jose Mercury-News: 116-115 Hagler<br>
 
San Jose Mercury-News: 116-115 Hagler<br>
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! Punches || Hagler || Leonard
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| Landed || 291 || 306
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| Thrown || 792 || 629
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| Percent || 37 || 49
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Revision as of 14:55, 6 June 2008

Sports Illustrated cover

1987-04-06 : Sugar Ray Leonard 158 lbs beat Marvin Hagler 158½ lbs by SD in round 12 of 12



  • Named The Ring magazine Fight of the Year and Upset of the Year for 1987. Also named "Upset of the Decade" (1980s).
  • Extremely controversial decision that is still argued about today.
  • Leonard announces retirement on May 27, 1987 but announces his return to ring on Aug. 4, 1988.

Scorecards from the ringside press:

AP: 117-112 Hagler
New York Daily News: 117-111 Leonard
New York Times: 114-114
New York Post: 114-114
Newsday: 115-114 Hagler
Chicago Tribune: 7-5 in rounds Hagler
Houston Chronicle: 115-114 Leonard
Washington Post: 114-114
Boston Globe: 117-111 Leonard
Boston Herald 116-113 Leonard
Baltimore Sun: 7-5 in rounds Leonard
Oakland Tribune: 117-112 Leonard
San Jose Mercury-News: 116-115 Hagler


Punch Stats
Punches Hagler Leonard
Landed 291 306
Thrown 792 629
Percent 37 49




Preceded by:
Hagler vs. Mugabi
WBC Middleweight Title Fight
# 53
Succeeded by:
Hearns vs. Roldan