Marvin Hagler vs Iran Barkely

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  1. young griffo

    young griffo Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2006
    As night follows day.

    Hagler would break down and beat up the always courageous Barkley. Hagler had solid power to go with the huge skill disparity and Iran would eventually wilt in the mid to late rounds.

    I admire Iran but he’s on a hiding to nothing against as complete a fighter as it gets in Marvellous Marvin. MMH was a beast!
  2. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Probably a short fight with Hagler winning, but also a fun slug fest while it lasts
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  3. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
  4. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    I think it is more of a case of Hagler breaking him down over a number of rounds. Better technique. Do not underestimate Iran, he has the heart and chin to hang in there.
  5. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Would have being a good fight, a real war. Barkley would give Marvin a lot tougher fight that some imagine.
    We know what Hagler liked to do, get stuck in, he'd love this fight and respect Iran.
    Both men would show signs of the battle and both would be shaken up.
    By around the tenth, Iran is looking the worst for wear and finally gets stopped, due to injury s.
  6. Conteh'sLeft

    Conteh'sLeft Active Member Full Member

    May 23, 2021
    Barkley would see the final bell imo but his face would be grotesquely swollen by the end of the ordeal, the skill gap between the two is high and Barkley can't bridge it by being the stronger man .
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  7. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    Marvin is all bad for Barkley.. He would almost love the fight with Barkley. He would have an open target who cuts up, and yet I think Marvin's reach is just as long yet he is shorter. I think Marvin wins by TKO in about 8 or 9
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  8. Jel

    Jel Reserving the right to be inconsistent Full Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    It would never work. Hagler was too disciplined to fall for the old ref-distracts-fighter-with-Belgian-chocolates routine. Now, Duran on the other hand...
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