Marvin Hagler vs. Sugar Ray Leonard

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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


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 Sun-Times: 115-114 Hagler
  • Chicago Tribune: 7-5 in rounds Hagler
  • Houston Chronicle: 115-114 Leonard
  • Jeff Ryan, KO Magazine: 118-111 Leonard
  • Harold Lederman, HBO: 115-113 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