At the age of 66, boxing legend “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler has died. The death of the legendary athlete was confirmed by his wife, Kay Guarrera, and his son, James.
According to James, Hagler passed away on Saturday after being rushed to a New Hampshire hospital. Marvin Hagler was taken to the ER after he complained of having trouble breathing and chest pains.
It has been alleged that Hagler’s death might be linked to the side effects he suffered after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
The former middleweight champion’s wife, Kay Guarrera, made the sad announcement on a Facebook page but did not reveal the cause of death.
She wrote: “I am sorry to make a very sad announcement. Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Social media was flooded with tributes for one of the greatest middleweights in boxing history.
Former professional boxer Thomas Hearns, who Hagler famously knocked out in a brutal boxing match in 1985, penned some moving words on Instagram to pay homage to his late and fierce rival.
He also mentioned the COVID-19 vaccination in his post that read: “Allow us to have our peace. Our love and respect to Marvin and his family, this is not an anti-vaccine campaign… it’s outrageous to have that in mind during the passing of a King, Legend, Father, Husband and so much more.”
Rapper R.A. the Rugged Man shared this tweet before Hagler’s death alluding to the COVID jab: “One of the greatest athletes of my lifetime Marvelous Marvin Hagler is in ICU fighting the after effects of taking the vaccine.”
The professional boxer battled the ring’s biggest names, including Vito Antuofermo, Alan Minter, and Sugar Ray Leonard.
Hagler, who once made this confession about boxing, “if they cut my bald head open, they will find one big boxing glove, that’s all I am. I live it,” was the undisputed middleweight champion of the world from 1980 to 1987.
Hagler’s career spanned over 14 years, and he fought 67 times. After he retired, Hagler had a fascinating movie career in Italy where he starred in Indio and Indio 2.
Hagler is survived by his wife and five children. While speculation and conspiracy theories are rampant on social media, no official cause of death was revealed.
The Biden administration is pushing for most Americans to get the vaccine before the beginning of summer.