Sunday, March 14, 2021


Middleweight boxing champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler has died.  He was only 66.  While I never followed Hagler's career that closely, I did watch his brutal 1987 fight with Sugar Ray Leonard—a fight that ended in a decision favoring Leonard, who had gained fifteen pounds of muscle just to fight in Hagler's own weight class.  Hagler had skill, strength, speed, and style, but his endurance was what I found most impressive; he was a real-life Rocky Balboa in that regard.  It's sad to know that Hagler died while so comparatively young, but there's no doubt the man lived a full life.  Much respect.  RIP.

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