Superfight 1987 – Hagler v Leonard

31 years on and debate still rages on as to who won in Superfight 1987 between Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard for the Undisputed World Middleweight Championship.

Leonard coming off a hiatus of 3 years was given virtually no chance against Hagler who had been unbeaten since 1976 and had ruled the Middleweight Division since pulverizing Britain’s Alan Minter in 3 rounds in 1980.

Major challengers to his crown such as Roberto Duran and Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns had been beaten by Hagler who had stopped 10  of his 11 challengers of his title by knockout with the exception of Roberto Duran.

A classic fight between two all-time greats with contrasting styles of fighting.


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