Boxing legend Marvin Hagler is coming to Scotland to pay homage to fellow ring great Ken Buchanan.
Marvellous Marvin – beaten only three times in 67 fights – will lead fundraisers in Edinburgh and Glasgow next month as part of the drive for a statue to former world lightweight champion Buchanan.
Hagler, 65, made 12 defences of his middleweight crown before retiring after his controversial defeat by Sugar Ray Leonard in 1987.
Prior to that he had tamed both “Hands of Stone” Roberto Duran – Buchanan’s conqueror – and Thomas “Hitman” Hearns.
He knocked out Alan Minter at Wembley to take the Englishman’s title in 1980 but left surrounded by police after death threats from fans.
Hagler will attend two black-tie dinners, at Edinburgh’s Hilton Grosvenor on Friday, September 27, and Glasgow’s Marriot Hotel two days later.
Guests will include Buchanan, fellow lightweight legend Jim Watt and former world champions John H Stacey and Richie Woodhall.