1984-09-15 Thomas Hearns w rsc 3 (12) Fred Hutchings, Civic Centre, Saginaw, Michigan, USA - WBC

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1984-09-15 Thomas Hearns w rsc 3 (12) Fred Hutchings, Civic Centre, Saginaw, Michigan, USA - WBC. Referee: Arthur Mercante. Standing 6’2”, an inch taller than the champion, Hutchings (153¾) gave it his best shot but was simply outgunned by a man at the top of the tree. Coming out with the left jab, looking to find a way inside, Hutchings merely got nailed by countering left hooks and solid rights as Hearns (154) got into gear and had been dropped twice before the first round was over. Although Hutchings made a fair fist of it in the second, despite being hurt, it was already clear that he wasn’t going to be around much longer and when Hearns started to throw punches from both hands without respite the referee stepped in with four seconds of the session remaining. In no fit state to continue, Hutchings was damaged inside the mouth and had swellings and cuts around both eyes.