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Mar 14, 2021 - 7:08:18 PM
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O.D.

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3601 posts since 10/29/2003

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL2a2-8OHdg

Sad to see Marvelous Marvin pass away at age 66.

Most of you fight fans may remember him as one of, if not the greatest middle weight  boxers in the sport.

 He was my guy when I was into  boxing back in 70s and 80s

Mar 14, 2021 - 7:33:54 PM

slammer

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3159 posts since 12/30/2008

Not only could he dish it out, but he could take a punch!!! Enjoyed the hell out of watching him. One of the best boxing eras there was!!!
Slammer!!!

Mar 14, 2021 - 9:09:39 PM

banjo bill-e

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He had style and class, too. Late 70s/early 80s was a golden age for boxing. RIP Marvelous Marvin.

Mar 15, 2021 - 7:02:49 AM
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DC5

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18430 posts since 6/30/2015

Not bad for a small town boy from Massachusetts. RIP Marvelous Marvin.

Mar 15, 2021 - 7:27:05 AM
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6638 posts since 9/5/2006

he was a boxers boxer,, he could do it all ,, RIP marvin



 

Mar 15, 2021 - 3:23:17 PM
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Marvin's loss to Sugar Ray Leonard was hard to take. I watched the fight and at the end, I expected Marvin to be the winner. I guess Sugar Ray's backers had a lot of influence because he did not beat Marvin Hagler.

I was living in Panama and saw the Mohammad Ali and Joe Frasier fight. Ali won that fight.
Poor Joe had to go to the hospital after the fight. At time Ali was not getting much favorable publicity. If Ali had Robert Duran's attitude and owned a pair of undamaged hands, fights would have ended very quickly. Ali vocally "hyped" oncoming fights, but was respectful toward his opponents after the fight.

I was always a Roberto Duran fan.  He fought above his regular weight class.   Made more money that way.  But had Roberto stayed in his proper weight class, he might have been undefeated.  Opponents would give him their best "shot", and Robert would just smile seem to be unaffected.  Panamanians loved baseball and boxing.  Walk down the street and you could see two guys sparring just for fun.  

Edited by - Richard Hauser on 03/15/2021 15:30:47

Mar 15, 2021 - 4:06:23 PM

RonR

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1815 posts since 11/29/2012

I saw him fight Benny Briscoe in the 70s at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. They stood toe to toe and slugged it out the entire fight. Best fight I ever saw, and I don't even remember who won.

Mar 15, 2021 - 5:15:08 PM
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banjo bill-e

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Hagler beat Briscoe by a decision. All Leonard needed to win was to still be breathing at the end. Hagler vs. Hearns was also something to watch, and I loved The Hitman, but Hagler was too much for him.

Mar 15, 2021 - 6:43:03 PM
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O.D.

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3601 posts since 10/29/2003

I was disappointed in the Hagler- Leonard bout decision. Marvin was the aggressor the entire fight.
I was never a big Ray Leonard fan.
In my world there is only one Sugar Ray, Ali's Idol Sugar Ray Robinson.

Hagler 62 wins 3 losses 2 draw  52 ko's
Leanord 36 wins 3 losses,1 draw 25ko"s
Robinson 175 wins 19 losses  110 ko's   in multiple weight classes

Edited by - O.D. on 03/15/2021 18:53:13

Mar 15, 2021 - 9:11:33 PM
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Tommy5

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3717 posts since 2/22/2009

I was a big boxing fan in the Marvin, Hagler, Leonard, Duran days. Now as a age I can’t watch boxing anymore, I winch when I see someone get hit and have no desire to see someone beaten to a pulp. Maybe because of what happened to Ali, Jerry Quarry, etc, Middleweights have less chance of getting CTE or boxing dementia, as they don’t take as hard of hits. Hope Marvins last years were peaceful , he was a brave determined scrappy fighter.

Mar 15, 2021 - 10:00:48 PM
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Originally posted by Richard Hauser

Marvin's loss to Sugar Ray Leonard was hard to take. I watched the fight and at the end, I expected Marvin to be the winner. I guess Sugar Ray's backers had a lot of influence because he did not beat Marvin Hagler.

I was living in Panama and saw the Mohammad Ali and Joe Frasier fight. Ali won that fight.
Poor Joe had to go to the hospital after the fight. At time Ali was not getting much favorable publicity. If Ali had Robert Duran's attitude and owned a pair of undamaged hands, fights would have ended very quickly. Ali vocally "hyped" oncoming fights, but was respectful toward his opponents after the fight.

I was always a Roberto Duran fan.  He fought above his regular weight class.   Made more money that way.  But had Roberto stayed in his proper weight class, he might have been undefeated.  Opponents would give him their best "shot", and Robert would just smile seem to be unaffected.  Panamanians loved baseball and boxing.  Walk down the street and you could see two guys sparring just for fun.  


Dick, not sure which Ali-Frazier fight you are talking about but Ali sure did not win the first one.  It had nothing to do with Ali not getting publicity.  It had more to do with Frazier's left hook and being the effective aggressor, as he pounded Ali all night.  I watched it in an auditorium in Charleston, SC where Frazier had a lot of fans, as he was from Beaufort, SC, not too far south.  I was stationed at the Marine Air Station at the timer and Joe owned property there and I think maybe his mother still lived there.

I liked Hagler a lot, but always pulled for Leonard.  As an Olympic champion, I think he may have gotten a little more benefit of the doubt in closer fights.  Tommy Hearns was a great fighter too, but he could not take a punch like many of the others in his weight class at the time.   Hagler fought Vito Antuofirmo to a draw when Vito was champion and Vito retained his championship, but later came back to beat him pretty easily when I think after Marvin was the champion.  I recall Antuofirmo cut very easily and to prepare for his fights he used to put his face in a barrel full of pickle brine to toughen up his skin.  I don't think it ever worked though!

Mar 16, 2021 - 5:19:07 AM

6638 posts since 9/5/2006

i agree john.... ali -frazier I was won by frazier,,, ali never hurt joe all night,, i only saw joe step back once in the 15 rounds...

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