Marvin Hagler’s Grandson To Make Massachusetts Boxing Debut

The grandson of Marvin Hagler is having his first fight in Massachusetts.

James Hagler Jr (2-1, 1 KO) will be fighting less than 20 miles from where his grandfather fought out of. His opponent is yet to be announced, but he’ll be back in action on May 7.

“We’re committed to giving local fighters to fight near home and we have three familiar fighters to fans who have attended Vertex shows, as well as three top amateurs making their pro debuts on ‘Mayhem at Moseley’s.’ James Perella is a Vertex favorite and he’s a rising star,” Vertex promoter Dave Clark said.

Hagler, of Atlanta, will be in a four-round super middleweight bout.

The 31-year-old started off his career with two wins including a knockout victory against Michael Widmer in his pro boxing debut and a unanimous decision win against Clarance Brown.

In his last outing, he was disqualified for excessive holding against Juston Stills.

But Hagler is looking to get back into the winning column, especially in the Bay State where his grandfather, Marvin, fought 35 times as a pro including world middleweight title defense wins against Tony Sibson, Vito Antuerofermo and Fulgencio Obelmejias.

“It’s an honor to fight in the same state as my ‘Papa’ fought out of,” James said. “I just want to make sure I destruct and destroy in Hagler fashion.”

The event will be headlined by James Perella who will face Edgar Torress in an eight-round bout.

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