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Marvin Hagler dead: Former boxing middleweight champion dies aged 66

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Marvin Hagler has tragically lost his life at the age of 66, his wife has confirmed.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler has ‘unexpectedly’ died, his wife has confirmed, at the age of 66 in his home.

The American is best-remembered as the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, defending his crown 12 times.

Only Tony Zale has reigned longer as undisputed middleweight champion at six years and seven months.

Hagler fought 67 fights across a wonderful career, winning 62 of them and drawing two – losing three.

The New Jersey fighter took on his first bout in England at Wembley in 1980 to face Alan Minter, which he won by TKO in the third round.

It was this victory that saw him awarded with the WBA, WBC, and The Ring middleweight titles.

After hanging up his gloves, Hagler entered the world of acting and featured in films Indio and Indio 2, as well as Virtual Weapon.

Hagler is well-known by many Brits for his boxing commentary while he also appeared in the video game game Fight Night: Round 3.

The boxer is remembered by his five children Charelle, Celeste, James, Marvin Jr., and Gentry.

In May 2000, he married his second wife Kay, in Piotello Italy.

his wife Kay G. Hagler said in a Facebook post on Marvelous Marvin Hagler Fan Club page. “Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire.

“Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”



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