It’s time for a “next generation” of boxing champions.
Marvin Hagler Jr., son of the multiple World Champion, is set to step into the ring as he makes his Celebrity Boxing debut on October 10.
Hagler will fight “Philadelphia’s own” Billy Link at the Marple Sports Arena in Broomall.
The event is called Celebrity Boxing 12: The Next Generation, and Hagler is brimming with enthusiasm-and impatience.
“Seems like forever since we announced this,” Hagler said. “But it’s getting closer and I’m very excited.”
Hagler’s father became a figure known worldwide for his thundering fists and toughness. But the “next generation” is happy to write his own story.
“I’m very focused and I’m going to win this fight. I’ve been training hard,” Hagler Jr. said. “I’m not over-confident, but it’s a fact that I will win on October 10.”
The match with Link is a precursor to what Hagler really wants-a bout with fellow “next generation” Celebrity Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard Jr., expected to take place in February.
But for now, the attention is squarely on Billy Link and the match on October 10.
“Got to take care of business,” Hagler said. “Can’t look ahead.”
Concordville Nissan and Subaru in nearby Glen Mills are sponsoring the event.
For ticket information, contact Center Stage Tickets at 800-677-8499, or Marple Sports Arena at 610-338-0111.
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