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Marvelous Marvin Hagler Record

Total Fights67
Title Wins4
Title Defenses12
Title-Fight KOs12
KO Wins52
KO Losses0
Marvelous Marvin Hagler Record & Stats
Marvelous Marvin Hagler's Record
Marvelous Marvin Hagler's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Marvelous Marvin Hagler's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 13 years and 10 months, Marvelous Marvin Hagler fought 67 times with 62 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws.

      Hagler retired from professional boxing with a record of 62-3-2, which included four middleweight world-title wins and 12 successful title defense fights. He had a 77.6% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 52 of his total 67 fights being knockout wins, 12 of which were in title fights. Hagler never lost via knockout.

      His last fight was a 12-round split decision defeat to Sugar Ray Leonard on April 6, 1987. Hagler lost the middleweight WBC and The Ring titles to Leonard in this fight.

      Some of Hagler's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Thomas Hearns and Roberto Durán), Alan Minter, Wilford Scypion, William Lee, Tony Sibson, Juan Roldán, and Mustafa Hamsho.

      67Apr 6, 198732Sugar Ray LeonardLoss *SD
      66Mar 10, 198631John MugabiWin *KO11
      65Apr 15, 198530Thomas HearnsWin *TKO3
      64Oct 19, 198430Mustafa HamshoWin *TKO3
      63Mar 30, 198429Juan RoldánWin *TKO10
      62Nov 10, 198329Roberto DuránWin *UD
      61May 27, 198329Wilford ScypionWin *KO4
      60Feb 11, 198328Tony SibsonWin *TKO6
      59Oct 30, 198228Fulgencio ObelmejiasWin *TKO5
      58Mar 7, 198227William LeeWin *TKO1
      57Oct 3, 198127Mustafa HamshoWin *TKO11
      56Jun 13, 198127Vito AntuofermoWin *RTD4
      55Jan 17, 198126Fulgencio ObelmejiasWin *TKO8
      54Sep 27, 198026Alan MinterWin *TKO3
      53May 17, 198025Marcos GeraldoWinUD
      52Apr 19, 198025Bobby WattsWinTKO2
      51Feb 16, 198025Loucif HamaniWinKO2
      50Nov 30, 197925Vito AntuofermoDraw *SD
      49Jun 30, 197925Norberto Rufino CabreraWinTKO8
      48May 26, 197925Jamie ThomasWinTKO3
      47Mar 12, 197924Bob PattersonWinTKO3
      46Feb 3, 197924Sugar Ray SealesWinTKO1
      45Nov 11, 197824Willie WarrenWinTKO7
      44Aug 24, 197824Bennie BriscoeWinUD
      43May 13, 197823Kevin FinneganWinTKO7
      42Apr 7, 197823Doug DemmingsWinTKO8
      41Mar 4, 197823Kevin FinneganWinTKO9
      40Nov 26, 197723Mike ColbertWinTKO12
      39Oct 15, 197723Jim HenryWinUD
      38Sep 24, 197723Ray PhillipsWinTKO7
      37Aug 23, 197723Willie MonroeWinTKO2
      36Jun 10, 197723Roy Jones Sr.WinTKO3
      35Mar 16, 197722Reggie FordWinKO3
      34Feb 15, 197722Willie MonroeWinTKO12
      33Dec 21, 197622George DavisWinTKO6
      32Sep 14, 197622Eugene HartWinRTD8
      31Aug 3, 197622DC WalkerWinTKO6
      30Jun 2, 197622Bob SmithWinTKO5
      29Mar 9, 197621Willie MonroeLossUD
      28Feb 7, 197621Matt DonovanWinTKO2
      27Jan 13, 197621Bobby WattsLossMD
      26Dec 20, 197521Johnny BaldwinWinUD
      25Sep 30, 197521Lamont LoveladyWinTKO7
      24Aug 7, 197521Jesse BenderWinKO1
      23May 24, 197521Jimmy OwensWinDQ
      22Apr 14, 197520Jimmy OwensWinSD
      21Mar 31, 197520Joey BlairWinKO2
      20Feb 15, 197520Dornell WigfallWinKO6
      19Dec 20, 197420DC WalkerWinTKO2
      18Nov 26, 197420Sugar Ray SealesDrawMD
      17Nov 16, 197420George GreenWinKO1
      16Oct 29, 197420Morris JordanWinTKO4
      15Aug 30, 197420Sugar Ray SealesWinUD
      14Aug 13, 197420Peachy DavisWinKO1
      13Jul 16, 197420Bobby WilliamsWinTKO3
      12May 30, 197420Curtis PhillipsWinTKO5
      11May 4, 197419James RedfordWinTKO2
      10Apr 5, 197419Tracy MorrisonWinTKO8
      9Feb 5, 197419Bob HarringtonWinKO5
      8Dec 18, 197319James RedfordWinKO4
      7Dec 6, 197319Manny FreitasWinTKO1
      6Nov 17, 197319Cocoa KidWinKO2
      5Oct 26, 197319Cove GreenWinTKO4
      4Oct 6, 197319Dornell WigfallWinPTS
      3Aug 8, 197319Muhammed SmithWinKO2
      2Jul 25, 197319Sonny WilliamsWinUD
      1May 18, 197318Terry RyanWinKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Marvelous Marvin Hagler was an American professional boxer. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. on May 23, 1954. He was a middleweight world champion. He died on March 13, 2021 at the age of 66 years. Hagler was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1993. His professional boxing career spanned more than 13 years — from 1973 to 1987.

      Hagler made his professional boxing debut against Terry Ryan at the age of 18 on May 18, 1973, defeating Ryan via 2nd round KO. He went on to win 16 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 13 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight on November 30, 1979 at the age of 25, after 49 professional fights, against Vito Antuofermo with the WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles on the line. The fight ended in a split decision draw.

      Marvelous Marvin Hagler was a one-time undisputed middleweight world champion, and won four world titles at middleweight. For all the details about Hagler's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Hagler had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a middleweight title defense bout against fellow American boxer Sugar Ray Leonard at 32 years of age, on April 6, 1987. Hagler lost the fight via 12 round split decision — and lost his WBC and The Ring titles.


      Hagler had a total of 15 world-title fights, which includes winning four world titles and 12 successful title defenses. He won 13 of these fights, lost one, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Marvelous Marvin Hagler fought for middleweight world titles in three fights and won two of these fights, both of them via stoppage. In total, he won four middleweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      May 27, 1983Wilford ScypionMiddleweightIBFKO
      Sep 27, 1980+Alan MinterMiddleweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      + Became undisputed world champion

      Title Defenses

      Marvelous Marvin Hagler had 13 middleweight world-title defense fights. He won 12 of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Mar 10, 1986John MugabiMiddleweightWBA, WBC, IBF, The RingKO
      Apr 15, 1985Thomas HearnsMiddleweightWBA, WBC, IBF, The RingTKO
      Oct 19, 1984Mustafa HamshoMiddleweightWBA, WBC, IBF, The RingTKO
      Mar 30, 1984Juan RoldánMiddleweightWBA, WBC, IBF, The RingTKO
      Nov 10, 1983Roberto DuránMiddleweightWBA, WBC, IBF, The RingUD
      May 27, 1983Wilford ScypionMiddleweightThe RingKO
      Feb 11, 1983Tony SibsonMiddleweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      Oct 30, 1982Fulgencio ObelmejiasMiddleweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      Mar 7, 1982William LeeMiddleweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      Oct 3, 1981Mustafa HamshoMiddleweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO
      Jun 13, 1981Vito AntuofermoMiddleweightWBA, WBC, The RingRTD
      Jan 17, 1981Fulgencio ObelmejiasMiddleweightWBA, WBC, The RingTKO

      Title Losses

      Marvelous Marvin Hagler lost one world-title defense fight, and lost two titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Apr 6, 1987Sugar Ray LeonardMiddleweightWBC, The RingSD


      Hagler fought a total of 67 times during his professional career, which includes 15 world-title fights at the middleweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances in his fights. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.

      • November 30, 1979: In his first world-title fight, Marvelous Marvin Hagler has a draw against Vito Antuofermo via 15 round split decision. He was fighting for the WBA, WBC, and The Ring middleweight titles.

      • September 27, 1980: Hagler becomes the undisputed middleweight world champion by defeating Alan Minter via 3rd round TKO. He now holds the WBA, WBC, and The Ring middleweight world-champion belts.

      • March 7, 1982: Hagler successfully defends the WBA, WBC, and The Ring middleweight titles against William Lee, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.

      • February 11, 1983: Hagler successfully defends the WBA, WBC, and The Ring middleweight titles against Tony Sibson, winning the fight via 6th round TKO.

      • May 27, 1983: Hagler wins the IBF middleweight title from Wilford Scypion, by beating Scypion via 4th round KO.

      • November 10, 1983: Hagler successfully defends the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring middleweight titles against Roberto Durán, winning the fight via 15 round unanimous decision.

      • March 30, 1984: Hagler successfully defends the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring middleweight titles against Juan Roldán, winning the fight via 10th round TKO.

      • October 19, 1984: Hagler successfully defends the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring middleweight titles against Mustafa Hamsho, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      • April 15, 1985: Hagler successfully defends the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring middleweight titles against Thomas Hearns, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.


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