Vito Antuofermo vs. Marvin Hagler (1st meeting)

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1979-11-30 : Marvin Hagler 158½ lbs drew with Vito Antuofermo 158½ lbs by PTS in round 15 of 15

  • WBA and WBC Middleweight Titles

Bout Summary

It looked like Marvin Hagler would be the new middleweight champion after the tenth round, but a funny thing happened to Hagler on his way to the eleventh round ... he got cautious and stayed that way. Whether he or his corner was nervous about going the full 15 rounds, Hagler pulled back, seemingly trying to save himself for the later rounds, thus letting the defending champion, Vito Antuofermo, back into the fight. Antuofermo, despite the controversy, did a good job of bulling and bustling. Hagler boxed nicely and sharply but Antuofermo's hustling made it too close. It was after this fight that Hagler went into his Destruct & Destroy mode which produced sixteen consecutive victories, 14 of them by knockout. (Taken From VERSUS TV web site)

  • Unofficial AP scorecard - 143-142 Antuofermo

Preceded by:
Corro vs. Antuofermo
WBA Middleweight Title Fight
WBC Middleweight Title Fight
Succeeded by:
Antuofermo vs. Minter I