News | Feb 20 2019

Marvin Hagler calls for one champion per weight division

It's hard to argue with the legendary Marvin Hagler on this one
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FORMER middleweight king Marvin Hagler lamented the proliferation of world titles in the modern era as he called for one champion per division.

Hagler was the undisputed top dog of the 160lbs category from 1980 until 1987 when he retired after a controversial points defeat to Sugar Ray Leonard having made 12 successful defences of his crown.

The landscape is now splintered because of the four major sanctioning bodies – WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO – which means there can often be more than fighter boasting of supremacy in their weight class.


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