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This Day August 23, 1977 Marvin Hagler KOs Willie Monroe

Marvin Hagler KOs Willie Monroe This Day August 23, 1977

Marvin Hagler one step closer to the middleweight crown

 

 

 

 

 

Marvin Hagler 159 lbs

Willie Monroe 160 lbs

TKO at 1:46 in round 2 of 10

Location: Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Referee: Tommy Reid

Attendance: 8,169

Southpaw Marvelous Marvin Hagler turned orthodox in the second round and staggered Willie “The Worm” Monroe with a leaping left hook.

Monroe quickly clinched. After the referee separated the fighters, Hagler dropped Monroe in a neutral corner with a right cross to the chin.

When Monroe attempted to regain his feet, he staggered around the ring and the referee stopped the fight.

 

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