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Thomas Hearns boxer

Thomas Hearns image
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1977-11-25
Born 1958-10-18
Nationality USA
Residence Detroit, Michigan, USA
bouts
67
won
61
lost
5
draw
1
bouts
67
won
61
lost
5
draw
1
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1977-11-25
Born 1958-10-18
Nationality USA
Residence Detroit, Michigan, USA

Hearns was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1980 and 1984; the latter following his knockout of Roberto Durán. Hearns was known as a devastating puncher throughout his career, even at cruiserweight, despite having climbed up five weight classes. He is ranked number 18 on The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. He currently ranks #18 in BoxRec ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time. On June 10, 2012, Hearns was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.Hearns was born in Grand Junction, Tennessee on October 18, 1958, the youngest of three children in his mother's first marriage. With her second marriage, six children joined the first three. On her own, Mrs. Hearns raised Tommy and his siblings in Grand Junction until Tommy was five years old; then the family moved to Detroit, Michigan. Hearns had an amateur record of 155–8. In 1977, he won the National Amateur Athletic Union Light Welterweight Championship, defeating Bobby Joe Young of Steubenville, Ohio, in the finals. He also won the 1977 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Championship.

Hearns was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1980 and 1984; the latter following his knockout of Roberto Durán. Hearns was known as a devastating puncher throughout his career, even at cruiserweight, despite having climbed up five weight classes. He is ranked number 18 on The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. He currently ranks #18 in BoxRec ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time. On June 10, 2012, Hearns was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.Hearns was born in Grand Junction, Tennessee on October 18, 1958, the youngest of three children in his mother's first marriage. With her second marriage, six children joined the first three. On her own, Mrs. Hearns raised Tommy and his siblings in Grand Junction until Tommy was five years old; then the family moved to Detroit, Michigan. Hearns had an amateur record of 155–8. In 1977, he won the National Amateur Athletic Union Light Welterweight Championship, defeating Bobby Joe Young of Steubenville, Ohio, in the finals. He also won the 1977 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Championship.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Feb. 4, 2006 Shannon Landberg WWWWW The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
July 30, 2005 John Long WWWWLL Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
April 8, 2000 Uriah Grant LWWLLW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit LOSS
Corner retirement
April 10, 1999 Nate Miller WWWWLL M.E.N. Arena, Manchester vacant International Boxing Organization World Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 6, 1998 Jay Snyder LWLLLL Joe Louis Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1997 Ed Dalton WWWWLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
Nov. 29, 1996 Karl Willis LLLLW Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke WIN
KO
Sept. 26, 1995 Earl Butler WLLDDL The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Unanimous decision
March 31, 1995 Lenny LaPaglia WLWWWL Joe Louis Arena, Detroit vacant World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 19, 1994 Freddie Delgado WLWWWL Coliseum, Charlotte NABF Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 29, 1994 Dan Ward WWWWLL MGM Grand, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 6, 1993 Andrew Maynard WLWLWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
March 20, 1992 Iran Barkley LLLWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
June 3, 1991 Virgil Hill WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 6, 1991 Ken Atkins WLWWWW Aloha Stadium, Honolulu WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1991 Kemper Morton WLWWLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
April 28, 1990 Michael Olajide WWLWWL Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Organisation World Super Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 12, 1989 Ray Leonard WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Middleweight

World Boxing Organisation World Super Middleweight

DRAW
Points
Nov. 4, 1988 James Kinchen WWWWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas NABF Super Middleweight

vacant World Boxing Organisation World Super Middleweight

WIN
Majority decision
June 6, 1988 Iran Barkley WWWLWW Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 1987 Juan Domingo Roldan WWWWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
KO
March 7, 1987 Dennis Andries WWDWWW Cobo Hall, Detroit World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 17, 1986 Doug DeWitt WDLWWL Cobo Arena, Detroit NABF Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 23, 1986 Mark Medal WWWWLW Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 10, 1986 James Shuler WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas NABF Middleweight

WIN
KO
April 15, 1985 Marvin Hagler WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 15, 1984 Fred Hutchings WWWWWW Civic Center, Saginaw World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 15, 1984 Roberto Duran LLWWWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1984 Luigi Minchillo WWWWWW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 10, 1983 Murray Sutherland WWLDWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 3, 1982 Wilfred Benitez WWWWWW Superdome, New Orleans World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Majority decision
July 25, 1982 Jeff McCracken WWWWWW Cobo Hall, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 27, 1982 Marcos Geraldo WLLWWW The Aladdin, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Dec. 11, 1981 Ernie Singletary WWWWLL Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, Nassau WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 16, 1981 Ray Leonard WWLWWW Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
June 25, 1981 Pablo Baez DLWLWD Astrodome, Houston World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 25, 1981 Randy Shields LWWWWW Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1980 Luis Primera WWWWWW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
Aug. 2, 1980 Pipino Cuevas WWWWWW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit World Boxing Association World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 3, 1980 Eddie Gazo LWWWWW Cobo Hall, Detroit WIN
KO
March 31, 1980 Santiago Valdez WWWLLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
March 2, 1980 Angel Espada LWWWWL Joe Louis Arena, Detroit vacant USBA Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 3, 1980 Fighting Jim WWWLWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Nov. 30, 1979 Mike Colbert WLWDWW Superdome, New Orleans WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 18, 1979 Saensak Muangsurin WWWWLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 22, 1979 Jose Figueroa WLLLLL Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Aug. 23, 1979 Inocencio De la Rosa LWWWWW Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Corner retirement
June 28, 1979 Bruce Curry WLLWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
May 20, 1979 Harold Weston WWLWWL Dunes Hotel & Country Club, Crown Jewel Room, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
April 3, 1979 Alfonso Hayman WLLLWW Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
March 3, 1979 Segundo Murillo WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1979 Sammy Rookard WLLWLL Civic Center, Saginaw WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 11, 1979 Clyde Gray WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1978 Rudy Barro WLWWWW Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
Oct. 26, 1978 Pedro Rojas WWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 7, 1978 Bruce Finch WLWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
Aug. 3, 1978 Eddie Marcelle WWWWLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
July 20, 1978 Raul Aguirre WLWLWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
June 8, 1978 Jimmy Rothwell WWWWWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
March 31, 1978 Tyrone Phelps LLLLLL Saginaw WIN
Technical knockout
March 17, 1978 Ray Fields WLLLLL Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1978 Billy Goodwin LLWLLL Civic Center, Saginaw WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 10, 1978 Robert Adams WLWLWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1978 Anthony House WWLWLL Hyatt Regency Hotel, Knoxville WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1977 Willie Wren WWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1977 Jerry Strickland LLLLLL Hillcrest Country Club, Mount Clemens WIN
KO
Nov. 25, 1977 Jerome Hill Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO