Middleweight great Marvin Hagler dies at 66

Marvin Hagler

The boxing community is saddened by the passing of another legend.

Marvin Hagler died Saturday in their family home in Bartlett, New Hampshire. He was age 66 at the time of his passing according to his wife.

"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," she wrote. 

"Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time," she concluded.

Remembering Marvelous

Hagler enjoyed a 14-year professional career from 1973 to 1987. 

Named Fighter of the Year in 1983 and 1985 by the Boxing Writers Association of America, he was named Fighter of the Decade in the 1980s by Boxing Illustrated.

He became part of some of the most epic bouts in boxing history. He was the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 until he lost his last match to Sugar Ray Leonard in 1987.

"Marvelous" finished his boxing career with a record of 62-3-2 with 52 knockouts.

Life After boxing

Upon retirement, Hagler moved to Italy to pursue a career in acting. He became famous there starring in roles such as a U.S. Marine in the films Indio (1989) and Indio 2 (1991), as well as starring alongside Terence Hill and Giselle Blondet in Virtual Weapon (1997)

Hagler also became a boxing commentator for British television. He also provided himself as one of the characters in the video game Fight Night: Round 3.