‘I Was Stunned’- Joe Rogan Pays Tribute to Boxing Legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Published 03/14/2021, 10:08 PM EDT


Joe Rogan has been a combat fan ever since he was a teenager. Rogan got into martial arts as a way to protect himself from bullies and fell in love with the sport. The podcast host and UFC commentator recently took to Instagram to pay tribute to one of the greatest boxers of all time and one of his childhood heroes. In tribute for the same, he shared a picture of a drawing he made as a 15-year-old of Marvelous Marvin Hagler during a fight. 

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In the caption, Rogan detailed how he drew inspiration from Marvelous Marvin Hagler and his training methods. He detailed how a clip of Marvelous running on a beach during winter screaming “WAR” pushed him on when he wanted to stop during training. Rogan is one of the many people that Hagler inspired with his career. 

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Joe Rogan joins millions in paying tribute to one of boxing’s greatest

On March 13th, Kay Hagler took to a Facebook group and shared that her husband was no more. She stated that he passed away in his New Hampshire home aged 66. 

The news came as a surprise to the whole boxing community who took to social media to pay their respects to a fighter that paved the way for the generation today. 

During his time as the middleweight champion of the world, Hagler defended the belt a record 12 times against some of the very best, such as Roberto Duran, and Thomas Hearns among others. He was famous for having an iron chin, which was one of his biggest assets. During his 67-fight career, he was dropped just once. This stat looks even more impressive as he faced heavy hitters such as John Mugabi and Thomas Hearns, among others. 

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Despite having an illustrious career with wins over some of the all-time greats, two fights in Hagler’s career stand out more than others. His fight with Thomas Hearns in April 1985 for middleweight glory is still to this day considered one of the best fights ever. 

His last professional bout as a boxer was against the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard. Although he lost the fight via split decision, the fight was extremely close and many felt he was robbed that night. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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