It was announced on Saturday boxing great Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who was twice named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine, has died. Hagler, who changed his first name to ‘Marvelous’ in 1982, was knocked down just once in 67 professional bouts. Combined with a staggering 52 of his wins accomplished by way of knockouts, Hagler solidified his legendary status in the boxing world in the 80s.
Marvelous Marvin Hagler’s death was announced by his wife, Kay Hagler, on the Marvelous Marvin Hagler fan club Facebook page.
Mrs Hagler said: “I am sorry to make a very sad announcement.
“Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire.PROMOTED STORY
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Marvin Hagler: How did he die? Boxer’s wife addresses ‘vaccine nonsense’ (Image: GETTY)
Marvin Hagler: Marvelous Marvin Hagler has died at the age of 66 (Image: GETTY)
The news of Marvin’s death prompted an outpouring of tributes to the sports star.
Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said Hagler was among the greatest athletes his firm promoted.
He said: “He was a man of honour and a man of his word, and he performed in the ring with unparalleled determination.
“He was a true athlete and a true man. I will miss him greatly.”
Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya tweeted: “Saddened to hear about the death of Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
“One of the greatest to ever step in the ring! RIPMarvelous”.
Marvin Hagler: The news of Marvin’s death prompted an outpouring of tributes to the sports star (Image: GETTY)
How did Marvelous Marvin Hagler die?
Following news of Hagler’s death, rumours circulated suggesting he had died as a result of the Covid vaccine.
However, Hagler’s widow referred to the claims as “nonsense” in a social media post.
She said on the Marvelous Marvin Hagler fan club Facebook page: “I am the only person that (knows) how things went not even his family know all the details and I do NOT accept to read some stupid comment without knowing really what (happened).
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