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

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! Total Punches || Hagler || Leonard
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| Landed || 291 || 306
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| Thrown || 792 || 629
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| Pct. || 37% || 49%
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*<b>[[WBC]] Middleweight Title</b>
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*[[World Boxing Council]] Middleweight Title<br>
[http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1065837/index.htm Sports Illustrated - Comeback For The Ages]
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Weights 160 lbs (each)
 
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== Comments ==
* Named [[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] magazine [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|Fight of the Year]] and [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year|Upset of the Year]] for 1987. Also named "Upset of the Decade" (1980s).
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- Named [[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] magazine [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|Fight of the Year]] and [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year|Upset of the Year]] for 1987. Also named "Upset of the Decade" (1980s).<br>
* Extremely controversial decision that is still argued about today.
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- Extremely controversial decision that is still argued about today.<br>
* Leonard announced his retirement on May 27, 1987 and announced his return to the ring on Aug. 4, 1988.
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- Leonard announced his retirement on May 27, 1987 and announced his return to the ring on Aug. 4, 1988.<br>
 
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- [http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1065837/index.htm Sports Illustrated - Comeback For The Ages]
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== Notes ==
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Scorecards from the ringside press:<br>
 
Scorecards from the ringside press:<br>
  
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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 16:18, 5 October 2008

ESPN Punchstats
Total Punches Hagler Leonard
Landed 291 306
Thrown 792 629
Pct. 37% 49%

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

Weights 160 lbs (each)

Comments

- 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 announced his retirement on May 27, 1987 and announced his return to the ring on Aug. 4, 1988.
- Sports Illustrated - Comeback For The Ages

Notes

Sports Illustrated cover

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



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