His wife, posted on Facebook, said, “I am sad to make a very sad announcement.” “Today unfortunately my dear husband Marvelous Marvin died unexpectedly at his home in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy in this difficult time. With love.”
After 12 successful title defenses, the boxing icon’s career and reign as champion ended in a controversial 12-goal split-decision loss to “Chinese” Ray Leonard in 1987. He announced his official retirement the following year and moved to Italy, where he became an actor in action films.
During his professional boxing career, Hugler pulled out 62 wins, 3 defeats and 2 draws with 52 wins by knockout. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.
Many in the boxing community mourned Hagler’s loss, honoring the man who dominated the middleweight division for nearly a decade.