Marvelous Marvin Hagler appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by dmt, Oct 3, 2007.


  1. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    greatest middleweight ever :happy :happy :happy :happy :happy one of my favourite sporting idols
     
  2. Ted Spoon

    Ted Spoon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Appreciation for Marvin Hagler is suffice.

    He is, and will always be more appreciated than his equally accomplished predecessor, Carlos Monzon for media, era and stylistic reasons.
     
  3. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    who do you think was better between Monzon and Hagler Ted Spoon?
     
  4. Bill Butcher

    Bill Butcher Erik`El Terrible`Morales Full Member

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    I liked hagler, he was right up there with duran as the ultimate intimidating badass of his time.

    The way he went through hearns shocked me but I agreed with the verdict in the leonard fight.
    Leonard was 1 of the most adaptable, smart & skillfull boxers of any era & marv pushed him to another level, that tells you everything about marv.

    Great fighter.
     
  5. RoccoMarciano

    RoccoMarciano Blockbuster Full Member

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    This deserves a bump :)

    I've always considered Hagler a great boxer, and a great representative of the sport.

    The fact that he knocked the "Hitman's" head off when he needed to only serves as icing on the cake!
     
  6. Asterion

    Asterion Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yes, which is a bit unfair, because Hagler didn't defend the Title so much times and did retire after beating his heir apparent.
     
  7. Robbi

    Robbi Marvelous Full Member

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    Hagler was without question one of the greatest middleweights ever. Arguably the greatest.

    Forget about Monzon, Hopkins would have provided Hagler with a serious test.

    Duran was defensively aware against Hagler, and done reasonably well on the outside. And Leonard beat Hagler, although controversially. The quickness, sharp punching, combined with movement gave Hagler trouble.

    Hopkins has the perfect style to go one better and possibly beat Hagler. If Hagler fought Hopkins in the same manner he fought Duran, Hopkins would have beat him. He stands at 6' 1", and he's physically strong inside, something Duran lacked against Hagler was effectiveness at close quarters.
     
  8. redrooster

    redrooster Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Hagler's the greatest of all times. Hopkins only had one outstanding performance - against Tito. otherwise, he's forgettable.
     
  9. Luigi1985

    Luigi1985 Cane Corso Full Member

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    And that fight was against a blown up Welterweight, it´s sad to say that it´s his greatest performance, but it is, and that should show us how overrated he is, IMO he wouldn´t have against Hagler...
     
  10. brownpimp88

    brownpimp88 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mickey Walker, Emile Griffith, Leonard and Robinson were all blown up welterweights.
     
  11. Luigi1985

    Luigi1985 Cane Corso Full Member

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    But they proved against great/ very good fighters at that weight, that they´re also great there, a thing, Trinidad never did...
     
  12. brownpimp88

    brownpimp88 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah but trinidad beat joppy at middleweight, who is arguably better than anyone hearns beat at 160, sad but true.
     
  13. Luigi1985

    Luigi1985 Cane Corso Full Member

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    Why´re you coming with Hearns now?
     
  14. brownpimp88

    brownpimp88 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Cuz he is considered hagler's best win and leonard only had 1 fight there.
     
  15. Luigi1985

    Luigi1985 Cane Corso Full Member

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    Considered by who? Mugabi, Antuofermo, etc. were much better wins for Marvin, you don´t need to defend Hopkins, look at his poor title reign, he doesn´t belong in the Top 10 MW ATG...
     


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