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Boxing legend Marvin Hagler passes away ‘unexpectedly at his home’ aged 66


Boxing legend Marvin Hagler, the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, has died at age 66, his wife said Saturday.

In a posting on the famed fighter’s Facebook page, Kay G. Hagler said her husband died at the family home in New Hampshire.

“I am sorry to make a very sad announcement. Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire,” she wrote. “Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”

Hagler dominated the middleweight division from 1979 until his controversial defeat by Sugar Ray Leonard in April 1987.

He took part in 67 fights during his 14-year professional career. He won 62 of those, 52 by knockout, while he drew two and lost three times.

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