Who did Marvin Hagler Call the Hardest Puncher He Ever Fought?

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  1. Sting like a bean

    Sting like a bean Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    Just curious, but it would be very interesting you could tell us in what capacity your father spoke to Hagler, if you can do so without revealing any personal information.
     
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  2. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Such as? Like a place or time?
     
  3. Reinhardt

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    Tommy had a MUCH weaker chin than Hagler too
     
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  4. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Mugabi? Tommy was rarely hit clean in fights. If he had such a weak chin he would have been stopped more. in almost 70 fights, stopped 3 times, and against some of the best fighters ever. Mugabi? I think Hearns avoids the punches and lands his right hand early and stops him. Hagler was not too great defensively at times if the guy was willing to trade. But he usually persevered. Mugabi giving Hagler a tough fight does not mean that much. Roldan gave Hagler a tough fight and Hearns beat him. And Hearns actually stopped taller guys easier than shorter.
     
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  5. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    saying Mugabi could beat Hearns takes more than one fight against Hagler, when Marvin was rusty and had not fought in a year. The other fights John had against top guys he sort of crashed and burned,and he would beat a legend like Hearns? It is speculation. If the punches which John hit Marvin with hit Hearns? I don't think Hearns would fight him like that. If John's punches hit Norris or Thomas, he would have won those fights also probably. But John was almost out in round 6 against Hagler and Hearns hit much harder.
     
  6. Sting like a bean

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    Oh, I was just wondering how he actually got a chance to talk to Hagler. Like did he work with him, or interview him, or just bump into him somewhere?...
    If you're prefer not to say, I totally understand. There are crazy people all over the internet who may try to dox you.
     
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  7. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    Nah it's alright

    Apparently he ran into him while on a trip to Brockton for work related business. He asked Hagler who him the hardest, and Hagler said it was Mugabi. He compared Mugabi to a LHW puncher.

    Take it with only a grain of salt cause he said the memory was hazy, my father is almost as old as Hagler himself lol
     
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  8. Seamus

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    I have always felt that the Mugabi fight shortened Hagler's career... And likewise Dan near ended Mugabi's career.
     
  9. PernellSweetPea

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    Hearns fought better guys than Hagler ever did. His resume was better. And he moved up and beat higher weight champs.
     
  10. PernellSweetPea

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    I think he got an old Hagler who was not sharp that night. Mugabi did not prove much in his career to say he had a shortened career.
     
  11. Seamus

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    Perhaps you ignored the "likewise" comment where I suggested that Hagler LIKEWISE reduced Mugabi's career.

    It was a really damaging fight between two great punchers.
     
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  12. PernellSweetPea

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    Hagler would have knocked out Mugabi in about 4 or 5 had he been active. He is a guy who should not have fought when he was not motivated. I guess most guys should not.
     
  13. redrooster

    redrooster Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    he was stopped enough!

    I think Mugabi probably would have knocked him out

    I think Roldan would have knocked him out had he stopped dropping his hands by his waist. He had Tommy on ***** street in the 4th and Tommy lucked out

    Both Tommy and Roldan had their best days behind them
     
  14. PernellSweetPea

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    My opinion is Mugabi would not stop Hearns. Hearns had a better track record in big fights and his whole career to say Mugabi would stop him. Hagler was rusty in 1986 and was not landing his punches clean, his left hand was bend and he was not punching it straight. He was rusty.
     
  15. Flash24

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    Gotta give Dewitt some love. He wasn't the most talented Middle in history
    but he was tough as nails. I remember the Hearns fight , Dewitt came into
    it in the best shape of his life. He wanted to get the upset. Hearns landed shots that
    would've ko'ed most middles in history. Dewitt just wouldn't go. He was up for it.
    It's happened to every big puncher in history. Some fighters refused to be stopped.