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1990-04-28 [[Thomas Hearns]] w pts 12 [[Michael Olajide]], Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino,  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBO. Referee: Tony Orlando. Scorecards: 119-107, 120-107, 119-110. Despite picking his shots well, the champion was no longer the great fighter of the recent past and had Olajide (166½) gone looking for him the result could well have been different. Prior to the ninth, Hearns (168) had done the better work and was ahead in an absorbing if not exciting contest, but in that session he finally had Olajide over from a whistling right to the jaw. Olajide was up at ‘six’, but after Hearns put everything into a finish he exhausted himself and spent the remainder of the contest on the defensive to make sure of the win. Olajide, who had a point deducted in the fourth for going low, would never again have a better chance to become champion and retired just one fight later. Hearns relinquished his WBO version of the title in April 1991 to concentrate on his WBA light-heavyweight challenge against Virgil Hill
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1990-04-28 [[Thomas Hearns]] w pts 12 [[Michael Olajide]], Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino,  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBO. Referee: Tony Orlando. Scorecards: 119-107, 120-107, 119-110. Despite picking his shots well, the champion was no longer the great fighter of the recent past and had Olajide (166½) gone looking for him the result could well have been different. Prior to the ninth, Hearns (168) had done the better work and was ahead in an absorbing if not exciting contest, but in that session he finally had Olajide over from a whistling right to the jaw. Olajide was up at ‘six’, but after Hearns put everything into a finish he exhausted himself and spent the remainder of the contest on the defensive to make sure of the win. Olajide, who had a point deducted in the fourth for going low, would never again have a better chance to become champion and retired just one fight later.  
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Hearns relinquished his WBO version of the title in April 1991 to concentrate on his WBA light heavyweight challenge against [[Virgil Hill]], which was followed by [[Michael Watson]] and [[Chris Eubank]] being matched to decide the vacancy.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:53, 20 September 2012

1990-04-28 Thomas Hearns w pts 12 Michael Olajide, Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBO. Referee: Tony Orlando. Scorecards: 119-107, 120-107, 119-110. Despite picking his shots well, the champion was no longer the great fighter of the recent past and had Olajide (166½) gone looking for him the result could well have been different. Prior to the ninth, Hearns (168) had done the better work and was ahead in an absorbing if not exciting contest, but in that session he finally had Olajide over from a whistling right to the jaw. Olajide was up at ‘six’, but after Hearns put everything into a finish he exhausted himself and spent the remainder of the contest on the defensive to make sure of the win. Olajide, who had a point deducted in the fourth for going low, would never again have a better chance to become champion and retired just one fight later.

Hearns relinquished his WBO version of the title in April 1991 to concentrate on his WBA light heavyweight challenge against Virgil Hill, which was followed by Michael Watson and Chris Eubank being matched to decide the vacancy.