After the sad news of his passing, many Marvin Hagler fans are wondering what his net worth was. The former undisputed middleweight world champion died at the age of 66 on Saturday, March 14th 2021.
Born in Newark, New Jersey on May 23rd, 1954, Marvin Nathaniel Hagler was recognised as ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler due to his success in the boxing ring.
Marvin Hagler’s boxing career
Marvin Hagler’s interest in boxing was sparked when he was young. He trained at a gym owned by Pat and Goody Petronelli.
He started boxing professionally in the 1980’s. During the course of his career, the Southpaw had 62 wins, two draws and three losses.
Marvin was the middleweight champion of the world from 1980 to 1987. He dominated the middleweight boxing division throughout the 80’s and fought boxers such as Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran.
According to ESPN: Because he was “upset that television networks wouldn’t use his nickname, “Marvelous,” he changed his name legally in 1982 from Marvin Nathaniel Hagler to Marvelous Marvin Hagler“.
Marvin Hagler net worth
Given the fact that Marvin Hagler was a boxing champion of the world, it would be expected that he’d have a substantial net worth.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Marvin’s net worth was estimated at $40m at the time of his death in 2021.
Marvin’s boxing match against Sugar Ray Leonard in 1987 was, at the time, the most lucrative boxing match of all time as per Celebrity Net Worth.
Who was Marvin Hagler’s wife?
Marvin Hagler was married twice in his life. He and his first wife, Bertha Hagler, were married for 10 years from 1980 to 1990. Together they had five children – Charelle, Celeste, James, Marvin Jr, and Gentry.
In 2000, he married his second wife, Kay Guarrera. They were together until his death in 2021.
Kay and Marvin lived together in Milan, Italy. Many of Marvin’s fans and fellow boxing legends took to Twitter to celebrate his life on Twitter. Lennox Lewis Tweeted: “I’m simply stunned to hear the news of Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Not only was he a living legend, but I was proud to call him my friend. He was so full of life, energy and positivity in our conversations that you would never guess what a wrecking machine he was in the ring“.
Frank Bruno wrote: “RIP Legend is a word used 2 often but Marvin WAS a legend of boxing middleweight. For 6 years 1 of the longest reign as undisputed middleweight World champions 12 title defenses. Dad’s get your kids & aspiring boxers to see some of Marvin’s fights a True Legend“.
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