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Boxing's Hagler-Hearns revisited?

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I will never forget “The War” between boxers “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler and Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns fought on April 15, 1985. I watched it at a closed-circuit big screen TV location.

The bell rang and Hearns unleashed holy hell on Hagler. He threw the kitchen sink at him and opened a vicious cut on Hagler’s forehead that rained blood down his face. The two gladiators abandoned any pretense of “boxing” and stood in the ring unleashing devastating blows at each other. Hagler was rocked by the “Hit Man’s” solid shots.

While Hearns retreated in near exhaustion to his corner, Marvin Hagler — covered with blood — stood in the center of the ring and glared at him until Hearns slumped to his stool.

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