- Sep 4, 2005
Aw, that's awful. I always tell people I grew up as a five sport fan - Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and Hagler. He was to me what Joe Louis was to my dad. RIP, Marvelous Marvin. You're already missed.Marvin Hagler passed away at 66. Was probably neck and neck between him and Larry Bird as my favorite athletes of the 80’s. His fights were appointment viewing. From the battles with Antuofermo, to his dismantling of Allan Minter in Wembley, to the epic brawl with Hearns , to the (IMO) BS loss to Leonard. A real case can be made for him being the greatest middleweight of all time. RIP.