THE RING MAGAZINE MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER 1954 - 2021
THE RING MAGAZINE - JUNE 2021 / TRIBUTE SPECIAL - MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER 1954 - 2021)
As explained by Managing Editor Tom Gray in his “Ringside” column, we were working on a Sugar Ray Robinson special issue when the boxing world was rocked by the news of Marvelous Marvin Hagler’s death, so it was with great sadness but no hesitation that we switched course to honor another legend.
Starting with “The Early Years” (by Bernard Fernandez), we follow the course of Hagler’s life as his mother moved her children to safer surroundings and young Marvin (yes, he did have hair once upon a time) dedicated himself to boxing after teaming up with the Petronelli brothers — a relationship that would last Hagler’s entire career.
The trail of destruction was long — longer than it should have been — as Hagler pounded his way toward a title shot. There were frustrations along the way, and the chip on his shoulder grew. Finally, though, the Marvelous One achieved his destiny.