Doug Fischer

10: Best middleweight titleholders of the last 50 years

 

 

2. Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Record: 62-3-2, 52 knockouts

Years active: 1973-1987

Title reign: 1980-1987; 12 defenses

Hall of Fame induction: 1993

Style: Pressure-fighting technician

Strengths: Textbook technique, physical strength, better-than-average power, southpaw stance, jab, right hook, stamina, iron chin (never knocked out).

Why is he ranked? Hardnosed technician cleaned out the underrated 160-pound division of the first half of the 1980s en route to recognition as undisputed champ and 12 title defenses.

Who did he fight? Fellow hall of famers Roberto Duran (W 15) and Sugar Ray Leonard (L 12), and sure-fire future HOFer Thomas Hearns (TKO 3).

Also faced: Bobby “Boogaloo” Watts (L 10, TKO 2), Willie “The Worm” Monroe (L 10, TKO 12, TKO 2), Mike Colbert (KO 12), Bennie Briscoe (W 10), Vito Antuofermo (D 15, TKO 5), Alan Minter (TKO 3), Loucif Hamani (TKO 2), Fulgencio Obelmejias (TKO 8, KO 5), Mustafa Hamsho (TKO 11, KO 3), Tony Sibson (KO 6), Wilford Scypion (KO 4), Juan Roldan (KO 10), and John Mugabi (KO 11).

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