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Hagler's wife insists he did NOT die of a reaction to Covid vaccine

Marvellous Marvin Hagler’s wife Kay insists he did NOT die of a reaction to the Covid vaccine and says the speculation that he did is hurtful

  • Marvin Hagler’s wife Kay insisted the 66-year-old did not die from covid vaccine 
  • The former boxing champion’s partner took to Facebook to respond to claims 
  • Tommy Hearns – who lost to Hagler – suggested the vaccine was cause of death
  • Boxing legend Mike Tyson led the tributes following his passing on Saturday 

Marvin Hagler’s wife Kay has insisted that the late Boxing champion did not die from a reaction to the covid-19 vaccine.

The sport was in mourning on Saturday night after the shock death of one its all-time greats, Marvin Hagler, at just 66 – with reports suggesting he suffered side effects from the vaccination. 

Before Hagler’s death, Tommy Hearns – who was knocked out by Hagler during their famous bout in 1985 – had told followers online that the star was suffering from ‘the after effects of the vaccine’.

Undisputed boxing champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler passed away at the age of 66

His wife, Kay (right), took to Facebook to shoot down claims he passed from a covid-19 vaccine

But no official cause of death has yet been announced, and his family have said he died of ‘natural causes’, with no mention of a Covid vaccine being to blame.

In a lengthy Facebook post, Kay Hagler responded to the claims: ‘I would like to speak with my heart to all of you. I apologize if my English is not written correctly but I hope everyone understands me in this difficult moment.

‘After 31 years the love of my life is gone and my life without him no longer makes sense, but I can feel him next to me even now and he’s telling me not to give up and be strong for him.

‘Thank you for your love, he loved people so much, he loved you all he was happy when he read your comments he was a special person the most beautiful person I had ever met in all my life .

Thomas Hearns (right) who was knocked out by Hagler in one of the most entertaining fights of all time in 1985, called him former opponent ‘a real true warrior’

‘I was the only person close to him until the last minute , and I am the only person that know how things went not even his family know all the details and I do NOT accept to read some stupid comment without knowing really what happen. For sure wasn’t the vaccine that caused his death . My baby left in peace with his usually smile and now is not the time to talk nonsense .

‘Marvin hated funerals and therefore there will be no funerals or church celebrations he wants to be remembered with a happy smile but I would be happy if each of you can light a candle for him.

‘However there is something special that I will do because it was his wishes and you will be informed at the right time by me I just need time. Thank you all for your love, Kay G. Hagler.’ 

Mike Tyson led the tributes following the news over the weekend, describing the boxing icon ‘one of the best warriors in the sport’. 

Mike Tyson (right) has paid tribute to the late Marvin Hagler who passed away on the weekend

Iron Mike tweeted on Sunday: ‘Marvin Hagler was one of the best warriors in the sport. Condolences to his family. He will be missed.’ 

Hagler was boxing’s middleweight champion between 1980 and 1987, with the 12 defences of his title earning him the third-longest unified championship reign in boxing history. 

The American was also named as Fighter of the Decade in the 1980s and was also inducted into boxing’s Hall of Fame in 1993. 

Hagler’s boxing record saw him win 62 out of his 67 fights, including 52 from knockout. He retired from boxing after losing the middleweight title to Sugar Ray Leonard in 1993 via a split points decision. 




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