On This Date 4/6/1987

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Fighting for the first time in three years, Sugar Ray Leonard wins a split decision over Marvelous Marvin Hagler to claim the WBC Middleweight title. The fight at Cesar’s Palace in Las Vegas was close as two judges split 115-113 decisions for each fighter, while JoJo Guerra had it 118-110 in favor of Sugar Ray Leonard, swinging the decision in his favor.