MAY 23rd in BLACK HISTORY

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1954 – “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler is born in Newark, New Jersey.  He will
become the World Middleweight Champion in 1980.  Hagler will make 12
successful title defenses.  Among his victims will be Vito Antuofermo,
Mustafa Hamsho, Roberto Duran, Juan Roldan, John “The Beast” Mugabi,
and Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns.  His thrilling three-round shootout with
Hearns will be regarded as one of the best fights of all-time.   His
last fight will be in 1987 when Sugar Ray Leonard comes out of
retirement and wins an exciting, but controversial 12-round split
decision for the WBC middleweight title.  Hagler will retire after
Leonard does not give him a rematch.  He will end his career with 62
wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws.  He will be elected to the International
Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.

excerpt from – Munirah Chronicle – edited by Mr. Rene’ A. Perry