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Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Tommy “Hitman” Hearns
"The War"

April 15, 1985

There was once a time when the best fought the best. For most fight fans old enough to remember, this era was embodied by the epic rivalry of the Fabulous Four: Tommy Hearns, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard. Each member of this quartet of heroes would face each of the others in a series of legendary battles across many years and at many weights. Of those eight fights, Hagler-Hearns is remembered by most boxing fans as the crown jewel and is considered by many to be the greatest fight in boxing history. 

There are no tricks here. There is no story of revenge or loss. What takes place here is two titans of the ring laying their lives on the line: Tommy Hearns, the unstoppable force, meeting the immovable Marvin Hagler. Only seconds into the fight, Hearns broke his hand on Hagler’s iron jaw. He did not stop punching.

One tries, but gifs can’t possibly express the electricity of their war. Click the link and watch.

Tags: boxing Tommy Hearns Marvin Hagler martial arts sports history gif April 15 1985
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    Greatest fight of all time! Well one of em haha
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    occasionally i remember this exists and is one of the greatest damned thing I’ve ever seen i’m not into boxing at all...
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    La mejor pelea y más corta que vi en mi vida. De lo mejor de la década de los 80.
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    Marvelous Marvin!
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