Marvin Hagler is an American professional boxer who held the middleweight champion title from 1980 to 1987. His record of twelve consecutive defences of his title and his highest knock out percentages of all middleweight champions puts him in the highest league of boxers of his weight category in history. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Marvin Hagler in 2019.
Early Life And Biography:
Marvin Hagler was born on May 23, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey. He was brought up without his father in a tenement area of Newark. His mother moved to Brockton, Massachusetts after widespread riots in Newark in 1967.
Marvin Hagler did not continue his School studies and dropped out when he was in 9th grade.
He married Bertha Hagler in 1980 and was divorced in 1990. He has five children. He married Kay Guarrera in 2000 and lives with her in Milan, Italy where he is pursuing his career in action films after his retirement from professional boxing.
Career Awards And Nominations:
Marvin Hagler started his professional career with a fight against Willie ‘the worm’ Monroe. Hagler lost the fight but in a rematch and a third fight he won decisively.
In 1972 Marvin Hagler fought Olympic Gold Medallist Sugar Ray Seals and defeated him in three fights, two won and one drawn. He won four other fights against Mike Colbert, Kevin Finnegan, Bobby Watts and Bad Benny Bruise.
Marvin Hagler drew his first title fight against Middleweight Champion Vito Antuofermo in November 1979. Later Vito lost to Alan Minter. Marvin Hagler went to Wembley Arena to face Minter and won the fight decisively in the third round to become world Middleweight Champion.
After this title, Marvin Hagler went on to defeat his several challengers namely Fulgencio Obelmejias of Venezuela, Antuofermo, Mustafa Hamsho, William ‘caveman’ Lee, Obelmejias (rematch), Tony Sibson and Roberto Duran. He defeated Juan Roldan of Argentina and Hamsho in a rematch.
On April 15, 1985, Marvin Hagler fought Thomas Hearns and despite a cut to the head defeated Hearns decisively in the 3rd round. The first round of this match is considered best three minutes on boxing in middleweight boxing history.
Marvin Hagler defeated Olympic Silver Medallist John Mugabi of Uganda in 11 rounds on March 10, 1986. In the final fight of his career with Sugar Ray Leonard in Las Vegas on April 6, 1987, he was defeated in a split decision which remains hotly disputed to this day.
After his retirement from boxing in June 1988, Marvin Hagler moved to Italy where he became a well-known star of action films.
Marvin Hagler was inducted into both International Boxing Hall of Fame and World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.
Net Worth And Earnings:
Marvin Hagler’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. His impressive record of 67 fights with 62 wins (52 by knockouts) 3 losses and 2 draws made him an undisputed middleweight champion.
Each of his fights brought him thousands of dollars as fight money. He also earns as an actor in action films after his retirement from professional boxing.
Marvin Hagler rose from tough childhood and adulthood. Working as a construction worker, he managed to get himself trained in the tough sport of boxing. First excelling in amateur boxing and thereafter professional he steadily rose to the top. His training regimen was tough and demanding and his killer instinct legendary. His knock out records speaks for his fierce will to win.