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WILLIE MONROE, 1948-2019

A tribute to ‘The Worm’, the Philly fighter who defeated Marvin Hagler
FAMILIAR FOES: Monroe takes it to Hagler, whom he fought on three occasions

‘HE HAS BLINDING SPEED OF BOTH HAND AND FOOT, AND HE DOESN’T STING, HE BANGS’

SHOULD you go to YouTube and type in ‘Willie Monroe vs Marvin Hagler’ you will find footage of their last two fights, that conclude with Monroe on his back, but not the first, which finished with his arms in the air. It seems somewhat cruel that when Monroe outscored the future middleweight king in March 1976, a snowstorm prevented the film crew from getting to the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

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