a fighter in the fifties, was the only female to defeat Barbara Buttrick. HAGEN was a tall, beautiful blond-haired woman. She was
very graceful in her movements when she boxed in the ring.
Some interesting tidbits on Hagan (from
The Police Gazette-June 1950), Hagen had appeared on the Steve Allen
Show in November 1956. The show is viewable at the Museum of
TV and Radio in NYC http://www.mtr.org.
According to Barry N., who sent in this information and had viewed
the tape, said
that the tape was "Pretty Wild." and that Hagen appeared with
Phyllis Kugler, and they were billed as "Champion Women
Boxers". The whole thing was played very tongue in
cheek. First they both come out in evening dresses
(Hagan is gorgeous!).
Then they made them change into their boxing
duds on stage, behind a screen! All the while Allen continued to
interview them , coyly shielding his eyes with one hand. After they came out, Hagan sparred a little with Allen, who
quickly gave up, then with Kugler. Hagan announced that she and Kugler
were having a title match." (A special thanks to Barry for sending in
Permission granted, all credit and property of photos are from Amazons in Action
magazine, article: eight-part series, Lady is a Boxer, Copyrightę1979, Swish
Publications LTD, 47 Great Guildford St. London SE1
WBAN received some fight info in April 2010,
from a relative of Pat Emerick, a female boxer who fought Hagen in 1949.
They stated the following: The boxing match was held
November of 1949 in Council Bluff, Iowa. Mom won this fight and the
Ladies Championship In the 3rd round by a TKO. Miss Hagen couldn't come
out in the 4th round.The only thing she has left of her boxing career is
the Golden Glove that was on top of her Championship Trophy. The rest
was destroyed by fire that was accidently set by children playing with