The American Boxing Association expands in the Southeast Division

James, Hagler, son of Marvelous Marvin Hagler, has taken steps to expand the American Boxing Association in the Southeast Division by opening a new franchise in Atlanta, Georgia.

Soon fighters from all over the southeast region will be able to come to Atlanta to compete to find out once and for all who is the greatest boxer in America.  

 

I've Been around Boxing all my life and even had an amateur background Boxed on team Holyfield 3x regionals champ's Team Holyfield 3x time Georgia State Games champ ABF champ. My goal is to be the best Boxing Promoter there is.         - James Hagler

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Marvin Hagler Jr

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Sugar Ray Leonard Jr

The 30 year anniversary since Their 2 Fathers Sugar Ray and Hagler fought to the day THE LEGACY CONTINUES. Also Richard Steele will be the Ref for this fight THE SAME REF That was Ref of the Fathers Fight 30 years ago. No word yet if either father will be there but when Sugar Ray's son was asked " Will anyone be in your corner the night of the fight" He responded " I can't give all my secrets away" so we shall see.

Dates and time TBA soon we are still in the middle of negotiations

Latest in the Legacy Slated to make his Pro Boxing Debut in 2017

Grandson of Marvelous Marvin Hagler

James Hagler Jr. "The Savage" will be fighting at 178 in the Georgia Amateur USA Boxing State Golden Gloves Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia March 24th to 26th.           

Venue is TBA.

The Hagler Legacy

Marvin Hagler was one of the greatest boxers of the 1970s and '80s, holding the middleweight title for seven years.

Establishing himself early on as an intimidating opponent, 

Hagler began boxing under the tutelage of Goody and Pat Petronelli, winning 57 amateur fights before taking the 165-pound division at the 1973 Amateur Athletic Union nationals.  The 19-year-old southpaw was voted the tournament's outstanding boxer and took his 75-inch reach and strong chin into the professional ring that same year.

 

Hagler gained the reputation of having one of the toughest chins in the sport. Finally becoming the middleweight champion in 1980, after 50 bouts, Hagler held the title for the next six years, until he was defeated by Sugar Ray Leonard in a split decision that is still disputed to this day.

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