Marvin Hagler’s representatives and family have announced the fighters death:
We are very sad to report that Marvelous Marvin Hagler died on March 13 of natural causes near his home in New Hampshire. He was a champion until the end.
His family asks for privacy at this time of sorrow.
Hagler’s wife, Kay, announced that Hagler had died unexpectedly at his home in New Hampshire.
Marvin Hagler reigned as undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, making twelve successful defenses of that title, and holds the highest knockout percentage of all undisputed middleweight champions, at 78 percent, while also holding the third-longest unified championship reign in boxing history at twelve consecutive defenses. At six years and seven months, his reign as undisputed middleweight champion is the second-longest of the last century.
Hagler legally changed his name to “Marvelous Marvin Hagler” in 1982.
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