By now, we’ve all been made aware of the passing of boxing legend Marvin Hagler, who passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
Since this has happened, former opponent of Hagler, Tommy Hearns, who Hagler finished in round three to retain his WBA, WBC, IBF, and Ring Magazine middleweight championships, has spoken out claiming that Hagler was ‘in the ICU fighting after-effects of vaccine’.
Of course, you guessed it, Hearns was speaking of the Covid-19 vaccine. Kay Hagler, Marvin’s wife, has recently taken it upon herself to deny these ignorant claims:
“I would like to speak with my heart to all of you. I apologise if my English is not written correctly but I hope everyone understands me in this difficult moment.
“After 31 years the love of my life is gone and my life without him no longer makes sense, but I can feel him next to me even now and he’s telling me not to give up and be strong for him.
“Thank you for your love, he loved people so much, he loved you all he was happy when he read your comments he was a special person the most beautiful person I had ever met in all my life.
“I was the only person close to him until the last minute, and I am the only person that know how things went not even his family know all the details and I do NOT accept to read some stupid comment without knowing really what happen. For sure wasn’t the vaccine that caused his death.
“My baby left in peace with his usually smile and now is not the time to talk nonsense.
“Marvin hated funerals and therefore there will be no funerals or church celebrations he wants to be remembered with a happy smile but I would be happy if each of you can light a candle for him.
“However there is something special that I will do because it was his wishes and you will be informed at the right time by me I just need time. Thank you all for your love, Kay G. Hagler.” – Via Facebook
During Hagler’s time in the boxing ring, he accumulated a record of 62-3-2 across 14 years of fighting.
He won 36 fights in a row at his peak, he’s a 13-time world champion, and he’d never been finished.
That 36-fight win streak was snapped by Sugar Ray Leonard, who took his four belts via twelve-round split decision in what was Hagler’s last time ever competing in a boxing ring.
That was back in April of 1987, and now over 30 years later in March of 2021, he dies at age 66.
We at BoxingDaily wish the Hagler family well, and we grieve with them in this loss.
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