Boxing – 1987 – HBO PreFight Special – Middleweight Title – Marvin Hagler Vs Sugar Ray Leonard


Two of Bone Daddy’s favorite boxers from the Golden Age of Boxing….which spanned from February 1964….when Cassius Clay dethroned The Bear Sonny Liston….until November 1999….when Lennox Lewis won a unanimous decision over Evander Holyfield….were Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvelous Marvin Hagler…..so, when the two boxing legends finally met in the center of the ring on April 6, 1987….the original Sportsphile didn’t know who to root for….but, he loved every second of the fight.   

This HBO PreFight Special….which features the outstanding HBO Boxing broadcast team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….and starts out with some really cool footage and interviews of and with Marvelous and Sugar….for here at ImaSportsphile….we consider both of these fighters to be true boxing legends.  What was great about boxing back in the 1980’s….was the fact that all of the legends fought each other…..Leonard, Hagler, Duran, Hearns, Benetiz…..they all fought each other, and sometimes more than once…..there was no “ducking and dodging” like Mayweather, Jr. and Pacquiao. 

The HBO crew covers the impending fight between Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvelous Marvin Hagler from A to Z…..and give great insight to the upcoming fight….as it is especially cool to hear Leonard’s perspective as a boxing analyst rather than as a middleweight contender…..as any and all boxing fans will find this video well worth the watch.  

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