Boxing great Marvin Hagler passed away at the age of 66-years-old, and his cause of death is currently a mystery.

Just before Marvin Hagler’s Passing, Tommy Hearns, who was one of his boxing rivals, posted on Instagram to say that Hagler had just taken the COVID-19 vaccine and he was hospitalized due to the effects.

A real true warrior Pray for the king and his family.. he’s in ICU fighting the after effects of the vaccine! He’ll be just fine but we could use the positive energy and Prayer for his Full Recovery!

Boxing journalist Michelle Phelps tweeted out Tommy’s message. One fan said it is “shameful” to use Marvin Hagler’s death as an antivaxxer agenda. Michelle Phelps replied to this comment by clarifying: “I’m not pushing anything. It’s what Tommy said was the cause. So if Tommy has said it was a heart attack, would you be mad even if it wasn’t fully confirmed? I’m simply posting what his friend posted as the cause.”


It was never revealed what vaccine Tommy Hearns was talking about, but some fans are not happy at all. Hearns’ post also never said that Hagler passed away. Fans still saw the message as a means to push a damaging antivaxxer agenda.

As of this writing, the famous boxer’s death is not confirmed to be related to COVDI-19 at all. He was experiencing chest pains and went to the hospital. Hours later, his family was told that he passed.

Our thoughts are with everyone involved in this sad situation.

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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