The walls of Skybokx 109 feature a collection of classic photos and rare memorabilia celebrating the history and character of Boston sports. Each of these photos and artifacts tell a unique story.
Here’s our most recent installment “If These Walls Could Talk” series – Marvelous Marvin Hagler
Marvelous Marvin Hagler (born Marvin Nathaniel Hagler; May 23, 1954 – March 13, 2021) was an American professional boxer and film actor. He competed in boxing from 1973 to 1987 and reigned as the undisputed champion of the middleweight division from 1980 to 1987, making twelve successful title defenses, all but one by knockout. Hagler also holds the highest knockout percentage of all undisputed middleweight champions at 78 percent.
His undisputed middleweight championship reign of six years and seven months is the second-longest active reign of the last century. He holds the record for the sixth longest reign as champion in middleweight history. Nicknamed “Marvelous” and annoyed that network announcers often did not refer to him as such, Hagler legally changed his name to “Marvelous Marvin Hagler” in 1982.
A native of Newark, NJ, his family moved to Brockton, Massachusetts when Marvin was 11.