Hagler, Marvelous Marvin
Marvelous Marvin Hagler (Marvin Nathaniel Hagler)
Actor (Newark, USA, 5.23.1954)
Marvelous Marvin Hagler is an American former professional boxer who reigned as the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987. He made twelve defenses of the undisputed title and today holds the highest knockout percentage of all undisputed middleweight champions, at 78%. At six years and seven months, his reign as undisputed middleweight champion is the second longest of the last century, behind only Tony Zale, who reigned during World War II. Hagler is an inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Before and after his boxing career he appeared in commercials. After retiring in 1987, he moved to Milan, Italy and took part as lead or co-lead to four action movies, three of which directed by veteran Antonio Margheriti aka Anthony M. Dawson. In Rambo-like movies Indio and Indio 2, he played Sergeant Iron, a Marines officer part of bad guys later allied to indigenous tribes in Brazil to save Amazonian forests.
In the Italian version of Indio 2, Hagler was dubbed by Mario Cordova. In Potenza virtuale (Virtual Weapon), an Italian-American co-production never released commercially in Italy, by Francesco Pannofino. In 2009, he was the narrator of the documentary Il cinema sul ring by Simone Del Vecchio, produced by SkyCinema.
Indio (Antonio Margheriti [Anthony M. Dawson], 1989, ff, act), Indio 2. La rivolta (Antonio Margheriti [Anthony M. Dawson], 1991, ff, act), Notti di paura (Maurizio Bonuglia, 1991, ff, act), Potenza virtuale (Antonio Margheriti [Anthony M. Dawson], 1997, ff, act), Il cinema sul ring (Simone Del Vecchio, 2009, doc, act)
Frame taken from:
Potenza virtuale. Dir. Antonio Margheriti [Anthony M. Dawson]. Trans Cine Production, Paloma Production, 1997.
Contributors: Leonardo De Franceschi, with Isabella Fabrizi
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