Joe Rogan, famous actor, comedian, karate champ, podcaster, and UFC commentator, can now add “artist” to his ever-growing list of talents after revealing the above drawing he made of “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler all the way back in 1983.
The former middleweight champ died last weekend at age 66.
“I drew this piece of Marvin Hagler way back in 1983 when I was 15,” Rogan wrote on social media. “I remember watching a TV profile on him where he was running on the beach in the dead of winter shadow boxing and screaming ‘WAR!’ They showed his maniacal dedication to training and fight preparation, and it had a massive influence on me. I would think of him when I was tired and was considering stopping. I would imagine what he would do and it would always fill me with energy.”
These days it’s DMT.
“When I heard he died yesterday I was stunned,” Rogan continued. “I was such a massive fan all my life, and every now and then I’ll go to YouTube and watch some of his classic fights. The other day I watched his victory over Mugabi, and it was every bit as epic as I remembered. They don’t make many human beings as incredible as Marvin Hagler. He was truly one of the greats. RIP.”
Hagler, who captured wins over the likes of Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran, just to name a few, retired from the “sweet science” after dropping a decision to “Sugar” Ray Leonard in April 1987, finishing with a record of 62-3 with 52 knockouts.
“Marvelous” was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.