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Kay Hagler’s statement on the death of her husband, all-time great Marvin Hagler

Marvelous Marvin Hagler blesses the cover of the March 1984 issue of The Ring. Hagler was Ring's 1983 Fighter of the Year and 1985 co-Fighter of the Year. His battles with Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard were Ring's 1985 and 1987 Fights of the Year.
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On Monday morning, two days after the death of her husband, all-time middleweight great Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Kay Hagler, Marvin’s wife released a statement on Hagler’s Facebook page that read:

“I would like to speak with my heart to all of you. I apologize if my English is not written correctly but I hope everyone understands me in this difficult moment.

“After 31 years the love of my life is gone and my life without him no longer makes sense, but I can feel him next to me even now and he’s telling me not to give up and be strong for him.

Hagler turned back the challenges of some rugged contenders, including Mustafa Hamsho. Photo by: The Ring Magazine/Getty Images

“Thank you for your love, he loved people so much, he loved you all he was happy when he read your comments he was a special person the most beautiful person I had ever met in all my life.



“I was the only person close to him until the last minute, and I am the only person that know how things went not even his family know all the details and I do NOT accept to read some stupid comment without knowing really what happen. For sure wasn’t the vaccine that caused his death. My baby left in peace with his usually smile and now is not the time to talk nonsense.

“Marvin hated funerals and therefore there will be no funerals or church celebrations he wants to be remembered with a happy smile but I would be happy if each of you can light a candle for him. However there is something special that I will do because it was his wishes and you will be informed at the right time by me I just need time.

“Thank you all for your love.”

Kay G. Hagler

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