Former professional boxer, Thomas Hearns has said the death of Marvin Hagler at the age of 66, may not be unconnected with the Covid-19 vaccine administered on him recently.
According to the Guardian, Hearns, known as ‘The Hitman’ during his fighting days, disclosed this on Saturday, via social media.
The retired fighter, who noted that Hagler was ‘fighting for his life in the ICU”, said Hagler was in a critical condition due to the ‘after-effects of the vaccine’.
In a statement issued when Hagler was in hospital, Hearns said he feels “he’ll be just fine, but we could use the positive energy and prayer for his full recovery”.
Unfortunately however, things didn’t turn out as planned, and Hagler passed away a short time later.
Hearns’ disclosure rakes up serious doubts about the safety of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Reports in Europe of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine bringing out blood clots in three patients has already caused an uproar as countries have suspended using the UK-based jab.
Conspiracy theories have gone viral on social media to the effect that efforts will have to be taken to ensure those taking the vaccine are safe.
Hagler, who legally changed his name to Marvelous in 1982, had a fight record of 62-3-2 and an undisputed Champion for the middleweight division until his reign came to a controversial end in 1987 with a loss to Sugar Ray Leonard.
Wife of Hagler, Kay posted on the Marvelous Marvin Hagler Fan Club page on Facebook, saying:
“I am sorry to make a very sad announcement. Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time,”
During Haglers’ carreer, he was regarded as one of boxing’s great champions and best pound-for-pound fighters, he was knocked down just once in 67 professional fights, while he won 52 of his bouts by way of knockouts. A member of the World and International Boxing Halls of Fame, Hagler was twice named fighter of the year by The Ring magazine
Fight promoter Frank Warren posted on Twitter:
“Rest in peace Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Boxing lost an all-time great today,”
One of the highlights of Hagler’s 14-year career was not for a single fight but one round, the first in his 1985 fight with Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns that became known as “The War”.
For the first three minutes of brutal violence, the two unleashed a lot of severe punches on each other. Hagler went on to win the fight when it was stopped in the third round, the bout was instantly hailed as a boxing classic.
Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya tweeted:
“Saddened to hear about the death of Marvelous Marvin Hagler. One of the greatest to ever step in the ring! #RIPMarvelous,”
Top Rank chairperson, Bob Arum stated Hagler was among the greatest fighters his firm ever promoted.
“He was a man of honour and a man of his word, and he performed in the ring with unparalleled determination. He was a true athlete and a true man. I will miss him greatly.”
A renowned ring announcer, Michael Buffer tweeted he was “crushed” by the news.
One time world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis tweeted:
“This one hits so hard also because he was the one I emulated in my own training camps after when I saw how seriously he took his training camps. The world is one great man less today.”