Training for the Hearns / Hagler Championship Fight
At Caesars Palace Hotel in
Las Vegas on 15 April 1985, a Championship Middleweight Title
took place - Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns. This was
the most exciting and intense 3 rounds in the history of boxing.
Indeed, it was a legendary match that will be remembered forever.
"Getting ready for this particular
fight was very important for me. I knew that I had to be prepared.
I was training very hard to be 110% in shape.
For 2 1/2 months I was focused on my opponent. Goody and I started
the training in Provincetown Mass, then moved it to Palm Springs to
adjust Nevada climate and then 8 day's before the fight we moved
to Las Vegas for the final tune up."
Some Things to Remember:
"To stay Champion, you have to always fight like the
Challenger! When you
are an athelete you can't Smoke, Drink, or be involved
the Night Life until you step in the ring, all the way to the
end of your career. You have to be determined, and understand
want. Do you want become Champion of the world? Do you want
to STAY Champion a long time? Then this what you have to do - train
but...make sure you don't over train!"
(All photos © 2003 Angie Carlino)