Marvin Hagler was an American boxer and film actor. He passed away on March 13, 2021, when he was just 66. “Marvelous Marvin Hagler” had a successful boxing career and was once the undisputed king of boxing. He was a middleweight champion boxer and won several boxing games and has beaten many well-known boxers during his peak career. He was awarded the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993. When the match was conducted Hagler got upset because the announcers at that time did not use the title “Marvelous” with him. He changed his name legally to “Marvelous Marvin Hagler”.
Marvin’s last fight was with Sugar Ray Leonard. Sugar Ray had already retired in 1982 but he only came out from retirement to face Hagler. Hagler was promised to be awarded $12 million for the fight. Leonard was supposed to get $11 million. Both fighters were also scheduled to be paid per percentage of the Pay Per View profits. Hagler lost the fight. It was his final professional match and he was awarded $20 million before taxes. Leonard was given a total of $12 million. The match was considered to be one of the most interesting boxing matches of all time.
He was a middleweight boxer and held a record of 67 fights, 62 total wins, 52 wins by knockout, three losses, two draws, and zero contests. He was five feet and nine inches and was awarded the title of the Undisputed World Middleweight Champion. His career spanned from 1980 to 1987 and he was inducted with the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame. He also received numerous other titles that include “Fighter of the Year” and “Fighter of the Decade.” He is the fifth-greatest middleweight boxer in the world.
Salary and Net worth
Marvin earned his net worth from his successful boxing career. Marvin has a net worth of $40 million when he died On April 6, 1987. He won various boxing fights during his career span and this helped him earn a lot of fame, money, and success. He was also a successful film actor and earned a handsome sum of money through his acting career. He worked regularly as a film actor in Italy.
Marvin was born in Newark, New Jersey on May 23, 1954. He started to gain interest in boxing at a young age. He learned and practiced boxing at the gym owned which was owned by Pat and Goody Petronelli. He won a fight against Terry Dobb and this is how he entered the world of boxing. Hagler did hardcore training and followed a ritualistic routine. He trained in empty Cape Cod motels and did not care about the cold winters. He went on running in combat boots.
After Marvin retired from boxing, he began acting in action films. He has been a part of many popular movies that include:
- Indio and Indio 2
- Brutal Bonanza
- Geno’s Plan
- Lethal Lunch Date
- Black Market Wedding
- video game Fight Night: Round 3
Marvin married twice in his life. His first wife gave birth to five children. He married for the second time in 2000 and got married to his second wife, Kay. They were together till his death and lived in Milan, Italy with his wife.