2. HAGLER was unbeaten in his last 30 fights leading into this contest at a sold out 14,000 capacity DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. These included wins over fellow Brits Kevin Finnegan and Alan Minter, along with stoppages of Vito Antofuermo, Fulgencio Obelmejias twice, and an 11-round win over Mustafa Hamsho.
3. FINNEGAN – who Hagler would refer to as one of the toughest men he fought – outpointed Sibson for the British middleweight title back in November 1979.