(VIA Associated Press) The former undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987 passed away unexpectedly at his home in New Hampshire, according to a social media post from his wife Kay Hagler. The boxing world and fans are paying tributes and reflecting on the legacy of one of the greatest boxers in history.
Check out the reactions online to the passing of this legend below.
Marvin Hagler was an absolute warrior. He won his first world title against a guy named Alan Minter who said he “did not intend to lose his title to a black man.” Hagler beat the guy so badly in three rounds he needed 15 stitches and surgery. RIP to one of the best fighters ever. pic.twitter.com/q0vt4cX9TD
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) March 14, 2021
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) March 14, 2021
Rooting for Hagler was like rooting for another Boston sports team. He is my favorite boxer of all time, by a mile. Sad day. RIP champ.
— Scott Jalbert (@scjalbs) March 14, 2021
Super Sky Point to Marvelous Marvin Hagler. In the champ’s honor, let’s all watch the greatest goddamn round in boxing history one more time. Hagler vs. Hearns, Round 1. #RIP to a legendary warrior. pic.twitter.com/3NY78qwtPO
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) March 14, 2021