Marvin Hagler vs. Juan Domingo Roldan

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The controversial knockdown in the first round

Marvelous Marvin Hagler 159 lbs beat Juan Domingo Roldan 159 lbs by TKO at 0:39 in round 10 of 15

  • WBA Middleweight Title (8th defense by Hagler)
  • WBC Middleweight Title (8th defense by Hagler)
  • IBF Middleweight Title (3rd defense by Hagler)
  • Program Cover


  • Hagler made $1.25 million, and Roldan received $100,000.
  • Roldan was the #1 WBA middleweight contender.
  • In the opening seconds of the first round, Hagler went down after Roldan caught him with a glancing left hook on the back of the head. Referee Tony Perez ruled it a knockdown. "That was no knockdown in the first round," Hagler said later. "I slipped and I told the ref." It was the only official knockdown of Hagler's career.
  • Hagler hurt Roldan in the third round with a left uppercut to the right eye, then sent the challenger sprawling into the ropes for a knockdown.
  • Roldan, his right eye swollen shut, was knocked down in the tenth round. After getting up at the count of seven, Roldan informed the referee that he didn't want to continue.


Preceded by:
Hagler vs. Duran
WBA Middleweight Title Fight
# 49
WBC Middleweight Title Fight
# 49
IBF Middleweight Title Fight
# 3
Succeeded by:
Hagler vs. Hamsho II