American professional wrestler Samoa Joe offered his condolences on middleweight boxing legend, Marvin Hagler’s death. Hagler died Saturday at the age of 66.
Marvelous’ wife Kay G. Hagler announced the death on Marvelous Marvin Hagler Fan Club’s Facebook page. She wrote, “I am sorry to make a very sad announcement. Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Following the death announcement, fans and fellow fighters expressed their condolence to the legend’s family. Samoa Joe is amongst the well-wishers who posted a tweet to show his empathy. Joe shared ʙᴏxɪɴɢ ᴛʀɪᴠɪᴀ ɢᴜʏ’s tweet containing Hagler and wrote, “Thanks for the battles the world will never forget champ.”
Thanks for the battles the world will never forget champ. https://t.co/Yl2YJGkbDs
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) March 14, 2021
Although there are no reports that show The Samoan Submission Machine met with Hagler, it seems he is a big fan of the legendary boxer.
A glimpse of Marvin Hagler’s career
Hagler is regarded as one of the great champions in boxing history. Besides boxing, he also appeared in several Italian and Hollywood movies.
The legend of boxing competed from 1973 to 1987 and was an undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987. To remain an undisputed champion, he successfully defended 12 fights in seven years. However, at 78 percent, Marvin Hagler holds the highest knockout percentage amongst all the undisputed middleweight champions.
Marvin Hagler was nicknamed ‘Marvelous,’ but he was annoyed that network announcers often forgot to refer him by his nickname. Therefore, he legally changed his name to ‘Marvelous Marvin Hagler” in 1982.
Hagler appeared in 67 professional boxing bouts while he won 52 of them by knockouts. His tremendous career made him a member of both the World and International Boxing Halls of Fame.
The boxing world will never forget Hagler’s achievements and his contribution to the realm of boxing.
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