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Boxing legend ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler dies aged 66

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Former undisputed middleweight world champion Marvin Hagler has died aged 66, his wife confirmed on Saturday.

The American, nicknamed ‘Marvelous’, dominated the division from 1980 through to 1987 and was named Boxing Illustrated’s 1980s Fighter of the Decade before being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.

Hagler vowed never to fight again after a judges decision went against in his bout with Sugar Ray Leonard in 1987, with the latter coming out on top in a controversial 12-round split to claim the WBC middleweight title.

The New Jersey-born fighter’s son, James, told TMZ earlier on Saturday that his father had been taken to hospital after experiencing difficulty breathing and he passed away around four hours later at his New Hampshire home.

‘I am sorry to make a very sad announcement,’ Hagler’s wife, Kay Guarrera, told his supporters on a Facebook page.

‘Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. ‘Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.’ Hagler’s wife, Kay, confirmed the news on Saturday.

Hagler was involved in 67 fights across his career, winning 62 of them (52 by knockout), drawing two and losing just three.

His epic showdown with Thomas Hearns, despite only lasting three rounds, is considered by boxing fans to be one of the greatest and most brutal fights in history.

The pair would go on to have a friendship for life and Hearns, now 62, paid tribute to the man who beat him back in 1985 and slammed those linking his death with the coronavirus vaccine.

‘Allow us to have our peace. Our love and respect to Marvin and his family, this is not an anti vaccine campaign,’ Hearns wrote on Instagram. ‘It’s outrageous to have that in mid during the passing of a King, Legend, Father, Husband and so much more. ‘The Marvelous one Marvin Hagler #BoxersArePeopleToo’

Tributes from around the world of boxing poured in for Hagler following the announcement of his death, with Frank Warren, Oscar De La Hoya, Bob Arum and Teddy Atlas among those to pen heartfelt messages on social media.

‘Rest In Peace Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Boxing lost an all time great today,’ Warren wrote.

De La Hoya said: ‘Saddened to hear about the death of Marvelous Marvin Hagler. One of the greatest to ever step in the ring! #RIPMarvelous’

 

 

 

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VIDEO: Bullets rent air as hoodlums attempt to overrun police station in Orlu

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Despite the build-up of security in states in the South East, hoodlums whom the federal government claim to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its security outfit – the Eastern Security Network (ESN) – seem to be more endearing.

 

In this video monitored by, the hoodlums stormed a police station in Orlu, one of the biggest towns in South east Nigeria, engaging the officers on duty in a gun duel.

 

The gunmen, however, were subjected to the super gunpower of the security operatives after reinforcement was sent in from the.

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Breaking: What God told me about Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu – Primate Ayodele

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The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has revealed what God told him about the Yoruba Fighter Freedom, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

The cleric said that God revealed to him that Nigeria will break up, but not through Nnamdi Kanu or Sunday Igboho.

The cleric said some powerful forces like the spirit of Nigeria’s nationalist; Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa would lead to Nigeria’s peaceful break-up, Daily Post reports.

He warned that if Nigerians fail to appease Tafa-Balewa’s spirit and these other powerful forces, the country will break up peacefully.

Primate Ayodele, however, urged the government not to ignore the cries of IPOB and those agitating for the Oduduwa Republic because that would also lead to the country’s disintegration.

According to Ayodele: “The spirit of Igbo is no more in Nigeria, and since their spirit is no more in Nigeria, the country will break peacefully.

“Some people like Tafa Balewa were killed, the spirit of Tafawa Balewa is fighting, why will we not appease his spirit? Instead, we say Nigeria should be in unity; we can’t be in peace or unity again.

“Nigeria will just be facing one problem to another. There will always be problems and that is the fact.

“We need to realize that Nigeria needs many prayers to survive this situation and for sustainability. The moment we ignore God, then the country will collapse.

“It’s not this IPOB, Oduduwa, that will break Nigeria. There is a powerful force that will break the country if we don’t appease it.

“If we don’t do what is necessary, Nigeria will break. Many people don’t want it, but when you go to the divine realm, do you know what is going on there? Many people have died as a result of injustice in Nigeria, so what is going to happen is that Nigeria will break peacefully without fighting or making noise.

“IPOB are making points, the people of Oduduwa Republic are also making points, and if the government neglects these, it will happen suddenly.”

“Nnamdi Kanu is not the person who will actualize this, not that he will die, but the thing will happen in a surprising way.

“Everybody will keep quiet, but some forces will stand to be fighting it, saying no. Two things are involved: either Nigeria is restructured, which we know will not favour many people or break up. It’s either we go back to true federalism, or we break up; any of these issues is going to be better for the country, so said by God not by man.

“Another thing is that only God can stop Nigeria from breaking up; the pathfinders of this country are tired of our co-existence.

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📺VIDEO: How Pastor Adeboye’s Son Truly Died – Medical Officer

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A nurse based in the United Kingdom has alleged that undetected medical conditions must have led to the death of the son of Pastor E.A Adeboye of the RCCG family.

 

Recall that Pastor Dare Adeboye recently passed away in his sleep in Akwa Ibom where he was based with his family. He was 42 and had three kids.

 

The UK nurse and vlogger named Summer Aku alleged that his demise might have been caused by a disease of the heart. According to her, regular exercises and medical check-ups are needed for adults whose activities have remained limited due to age.

 

There are indications that Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) might have resulted in the demise of Pastor Dare. Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) is a sudden unexpected death of adolescents and adults, mainly during sleep. One relatively common type is known as Brugada syndrome.

 

Meanwhile, these are just mere speculations are the family hasn’t provided many details about the death of their son. It is not clear that an autopsy will be conducted and made public.

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