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Golovkin: The best middleweight since Hagler

By Sean Jones: Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) is fast approaching breaking Bernard Hopkins’ record for title defenses, and it seems clear already that he’s the best fighter that 160lb division has seen since Marvin Hagler. … Read

The Fabulous Four

By Gav Duthie: When I was first getting into boxing I went round to my high street HMV and bought all the boxing history videotapes I could. Youtube is great these days but it was guys like Bert Sugar, Harry Carpenter, Teddy Atlas etc that set the scene in these historic video/DVD pieces conveying how […]

Arum Looks Back at Hagler-Leonard w/ Valdez, Ramirez, Magdaleno & Stevenson

With the 30th anniversary of The SuperFight: Hagler vs. Leonard just days away (April 6), Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum looked back at one of boxing’s most spectacular events. He shared his experiences of that promotion with undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) world champions ÓSCAR VALDEZ, GILBERTO “Zurdo” RAMIREZ and JESSIE MAGDALENO, as well […]

30 Years Later – Valdez/Ramirez/Magdaleno/Stevenson Score Hagler vs. Leonard

It took place on Monday, April 6, 1987 at Caesars Palace and it was promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank®. The SuperFight: Hagler vs. Leonard, with Marvin Hagler defending his middleweight title against Sugar Ray Leonard, making a return after a three-year absence from the ring and a big question mark about his surgically-repaired eye. […]

Showtime to televise LEONARD, HAGLER, HEARNS, TRINIDAD old fights

NEW YORK (March 2, 2016) – SHOWTIME Sports rolls out its third installment of a year-long salute commemorating 30 years of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING in March with “Legends’’. This month will be highlighted by legends Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Felix Trinidad, Ricardo “Finito” Lopez and George Foreman. Seven of the most unforgettable and […]

Hagler doesn’t think Mayweather winning 50 fights would be as impressive as a heavyweight doing it

By Dan Ambrose: Former middleweight world champion Marvin Hagler doesn’t think WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) would be accomplishing as much in winning his 50th fight than it would be for a heavyweight going 50-0. Mayweather is looking to tie former heavyweight world champion Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0, which he […]

Mayweather should fight Golovkin, says Hagler

By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Marvin Hagler thinks Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) should face WBA 160lb champion Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) next. Hagler sees Golovkin as an interesting opponent for Mayweather to fight. Mayweather is said to be fighting former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) on September […]

Fight of the year 1985 – Hagler v Hearns (30 years ago) – Part 3

By Gav Duthie: Promoter Bob Arum labelled the 1985 super-fight between Marvelous Marvin Hagler 60-2-2 (50) and Thomas ‘The Hitman’ Hearns 40-1 (34) simply ‘The War’. He certainly wasn’t wrong, what transpired was arguably the greatest 8 minutes in boxing history. This fight had its 30 year anniversary just last week in an era that […]

Hagler is wrong about Mayweather Jr’s legacy

By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: I respect and love the old school fighters. They have paved the way for many fighters today. When old school fighters give their opinion on today’s fighters and the state of boxing, I don’t let the emotional bug bite me. I dig through the comments and try to see what […]

Remembering Hagler’s career

By Jose Muradas: “Doubt me, that’s when I get stronger.” Those were words echoed by Marvin Hagler (62-3-2, 52 KO’s) and to those who doubted him in the ring, the lesson was well learned afterwards. From 1980 thru 1987 there was no better middleweight on the planet. Hagler made twelve successful title defenses in that […]

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