1984-06-15 Thomas Hearns w rsc 2 (12) Roberto Duran, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1984-06-15 Thomas Hearns w rsc 2 (12) Roberto Duran, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Having finally recognised that his right hand would stand up under duress, the much taller champion marched into Duran (154), using his left lead as a pathfinder, and before the end of the opening round had smashed the latter down with a right to the jaw. Having made it to his feet, Duran, cut over the left eye, was soon in trouble again and was put down by a short left prior to being saved by the bell. Although he looked to have recovered during the interval it could be quickly seen that Duran was still dazed, and Hearns (153¼) took full advantage of the situation when blasting in punches to the head from both hands. With Hearns in full flow, it was no surprise that after a big right to the chin had dropped the Panamanian like a log the referee did not even bother to count, calling it off on the 1.07 mark.

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