History | Apr 15 2018

On This Day: Marvin Hagler flattens Thomas Hearns to win epic three-round war

Matt Christie looks back on Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns' explosive encounter
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“WHEN the bell rings, a monster seems to come out of this man,” Pat Petronelli said about the fighter he co-managed, Marvin Hagler. “To take the title away from him, someone will have to kill him.”

It was 1985 and the middleweight king was preparing for his next challenger.

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