|Hagler Tames The Beast
March 10, 1986
Hagler KO’s Mugabi in Round 11
Mugabi had won all 26 of his professional fights by knockout.
Hagler had made eleven successful title defenses, winning ten by knockout.
The fight was originally scheduled for November 14, 1985, but it was postponed after Hagler suffered a back injury and a broken nose. His nose was broken by a headbutt while sparring with Zack Hewitt.
Hagler made $2.5 million, plus a percentage of the revenue. Mugabi got $750,000.
The fight was shown at 500 closed-circuit locations in the U.S. and Canada and was available to 3½ million homes on pay-per-view.
Showtime had delayed rights. It was the first boxing card aired on Showtime.
Hagler was a 3 to 1 favorite.
Mugabi gave Hagler a tough fight and almost closed his right eye.
Hagler hurt Mugabi in the sixth round and came close to finishing the challenger.
Hagler put Mugabi down for the count in the eleventh round.
After the fight, both fighters were urinating blood and were hospitalized.
This was Hagler’s last victory.
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