Hagler - Sibson, Marvin's Greatest Fight

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  1. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think that the two best Marvelous Marvin Hagler fights were the battle against Thomas The Hitman Hearns in 1985 and John The Beast Mugabi in 1986. He showed heart courage, and fortitude
     
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  2. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Monzon didn't always look terrific but all he did was win. He was very tough, very confident ... he used his height well ...



     
  3. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    No doubt Richard, excellent fights but I actually feel Marvin was past his best for both fights .. his speed and reflexes were faded compared to his earlier defenses ... no doubt he crushed Hearns and a terrific Hearns but Tommy lost his legs early and Hagler was too much ..
     
  4. Richard M Murrieta

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    No doubt, but it was sure action packed.
     
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  5. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He went 82 fights since his last loss on Oct 9 1964. He avenged his three early defeats, held the title from Nov 7 1970 until his retirement on August 29 1977, 14 title defenses.
     
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  6. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I also agree. Marvin certainly put on a boxing and punching clinic against Sibbo.
     
  7. Bustajay

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    I’m still upset over the Sugar decision :duh
     
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  8. Flash24

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    Mahhh-vin at his best "Destruct and Destroy" mode. A masterful sequence around the 35 minute mark when
    Hagler starts a 3 punch combination in southpaw , ends it in orthodox landing a straight right hand, masterful,
    simply Mah va lous !
     
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  9. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This is what a clinic looks like.

    Tony had no answers. Marvin had all the answers.

    As someone noted, MMH makes Sibbo look like a basic ham-and-eager, just a guy, and he was far from that.
     
  10. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Toney ? Michael Nunn ? Both tough match ups ..
     
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    Insane fights , fun to watch for sure.
     
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  12. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Absolutely ... Sibson was a monster .. the man could fight for sure .. if you look at Hagler's opponents ; Seales, Watts, Monroe, Hart, Colbert, Briscoe, Antuofermo, Mionter, Hamsho, Obel, Sypion, Roldan, Duran, Hearns, Mugabi ... that's a bad ass group of tough fighters .. who fought better fighters at 160 ?
     
  13. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Toney ain't going 15 w Marvin. Nunn isn't going 10. Just my opinion. They would learn the meaning of TRUE GREATNESS. Especially bigmouthed Toney.
     
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    I don't think Toney had the stamina at 160 to go 15 and defeat Marvin but it would be a very interesting fight ... Nunn w his height and speed and style would be tough but he could get caught ...
     
  15. FrankinDallas

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    No disrespect to either Hagler or Sibson, but if you always move straight backwards and never move your head, you're going to get jabbed to death by a good boxer.

    Personally, I believe that Mustafa Hamsho was a stronger and more difficult challenger than Sibson. Hamsho, after losing his very first fight,
    lost only 4 times in the next 50 fights: twice to Hagler, once to Donny Lalonde by UD and once by TKO to
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    Hamsho beat Curtis Parker, Bobby Czyz, Alan Minter, Wilfredo Benitez (!), Wilfred Scypion, and Bobby "Boogaloo" Watts, who had defeated Hagler. That's a Murderer's Row if I ever saw one.