Rivalries in boxing are often connected to trilogies, but Marvin Hagler’s middleweight title defense against the explosive Thomas Hearns was once in a lifetime sporting theater. No sequel required. Hagler told RingTV.com: “It was the highlight of my career and I give Tommy credit for being the man he was that night. It takes two to tango and both of us made our mark in the history books.”read more
Thirty years ago today, Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns somehow exceeded the extreme expectations created by promoters, fans and media. Their eight minutes of fury was a savage symphony of violence that ended up lifting both victor and vanquished to legendary status.read more
Thirty-five years ago today, boxing observers believed they would witness a rare event – the coronation of two superstars: Sugar Ray Leonard, who was favored to beat WBC welterweight titleholder Wilfredo Benitez, and Marvelous Marvin Hagler, a 4-to-1 choice to unseat undisputed middleweight champion Vito Antuofermo.read more
Fans share their thoughts and questions about Sergey Kovalev’s future and championship status, undefeated super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez, the meaning of “lineal/linear” champions, mythical matchups involving Kovalev, and much more in this week’s Friday mailbag.read more
Sugar Ray Leonard is as interested in the Hassan N’dam N’Jikam-Curtis Stevens middleweight matchup as most hardcore fans. The contenders fight tonight in a 12-round IBF eliminator in Santa Monica, Calif. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.read more
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