Synopses & Reviews
The extraordinary career of a true sports icon
Marvelous Marvin Hagler is a sporting legend. Often called the greatest middleweight boxer of all time, he held the world title for 12 defenses, including bouts with Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, and Roberto Duran which entered fistic folklore. This biography tells the story of Hagler's extraordinary life for the first time, separating truth from myth to get right to the heart of a complex and charismatic man. From his wild early fights in the boxing wilderness of Brockton, Massachusetts, the book follows the blazing trail of Hagler's career: the controversial defeats subsequently avenged, a riot-scarred title win in London, and his unification of the middleweight crown. It also cover the Ring magazine's "greatest round of all time" against Hearns, his ferocious battle with Duran, and the still-controversial loss to his nemesis Leonard.
About the Author
Damian Hughes and Brian Hughes are coauthors of Hit Man: The Thomas Hearns Story and Peerless: The Sugar Ray Robinson Story. Damian is a sports psychologist, and Brian has been recognized for his Outstanding Contribution to British Boxing.