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Old 11-26-2009, 07:45 PM   #32
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Default Re: Marvin Hagler vs Jake LaMotta at Middleweight

Originally Posted by Bummy Davis View Post
Bad stylistic matchup for Marvin. Jakes a pressure infighter. This is a close hard fought fight but Jake closes the gap. In a trilogy Marvin could take one but Jake is trouble for Marvin.
Interestly enough the incredible tactician Eddie Futch once said the best way to beat Hagler was to lead.

Others often said to make him lead, but Futch went the other way.

Pretty sure Futch was in Monroe's corner when he carved Marvin up in their first fight. Only loss where Marvin was ever busted up. Of course he won the trilogy.
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