Hearns asserted Hagler’s passing was connected to the Covid immunization saying early Saturday that his opponent was ‘battling for his life in the ICU.’
Hearns added that Hagler was hospitalized because of the ‘delayed consequences of the antibody.’ In a last articulation, Hearns said he accepted ‘he’ll be okay, however we could utilize the positive energy and Prayer for his full recuperation.’ Sadly, Hagler took a break later.
Hagler, who was widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time, died on Saturday in New Hampshire, according to a Facebook post from his wife, Kay.
Up until about 5 years ago, Hagler lived primarily in Italy.
Hagler (62-3-2, 52 knockouts) won the WBA and WBC middleweight titles from Alan Minter via third-round technical knockout on Sept. 27, 1980, and claimed the inaugural IBF crown with a fourth-round win over Wilford Scypion on May 27, 1983. He made 12 successful title defenses and fought seven times in Las Vegas.
His third-round knockout victory over Tommy Hearns on April 15, 1985, at Caesars Palace is one of the most memorable fights in boxing history. As is his split-decision loss April 6, 1987, at Caesars Palace to Sugar Ray Leonard, reports RJ.