Mike Tyson Pays Tribute to Marvin Hagler by Giving Him High Praise

Published 03/15/2021, 1:54 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)


Legendary boxer Mike Tyson has paid tribute to a fellow boxing legend, Marvin Hagler. ‘Marvelous’ Hagler’s passing sent shock waves across the boxing community, and Tyson reacted to the news by giving the legend high praise.

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Hagler sadly passed away on March 13 in his house. Tributes poured in from all over the world for the former world champion. Tyson initially did not react to the news. However, the former heavyweight champion has now paid his tribute.

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‘Iron Mike’ took to his Twitter and gave his honest reaction. He recalled the American as one of the best warriors in the sports. Tyson then sent his condolences to Hagler’s family and even pointed out that the boxing world would miss him.

Hagler was in the twilight of his career when Tyson started out on his professional journey. Therefore, he would have been one of the boxers that ‘Iron Mike’ looked up to. Hence, it will be a tough loss for the former heavyweight champion.

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 Is Mike Tyson right about Marvin Hagler?

Tyson, who is considered one of the best warriors in the sport has made no secret of his admiration for Hagler. Therefore, for him to say the same about Hagler shows just how good ‘Marvelous Marvin’ was. But is Tyson right?

Like Tyson, Hagler came from a poor and difficult upbringing to take over the boxing world. He was the middleweight champion for seven consecutive years from 1980 to 1987. In addition, he even became the undisputed middleweight champion of the world.

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Hagler also took on the best and beat them. He fought Tommy Hearns and gave fans one of boxing’s classics. Furthermore, his fight against Roberto Duran will be etched in boxing history forever. Therefore, Hagler proved his greatness in the ring.

Thus, Tyson is right in calling Hagler one of boxing’s greatest warriors. He never shied away from a challenge and always entertained in the ring. This was something even Mike Tyson continued in his career.

What do you make of this high praise for Marvin Hagler from Mike Tyson?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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