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1991-06-03 Thomas Hearns w pts 12 Virgil Hill, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Mills Lane. Scorecards: 116-112, 115-113, 115-113. In a battle of left jabs, the champion was outscored by Hearns (174), who took the honours and showed that he still had plenty left in the tank. Hill (173) was always in the fight, occasionally slamming in big punches of his own, but despite coming on strong in the latter rounds he lacked the power required to stop Hearns in his tracks. Marked around both eyes at the finish, Hill gave it his best shot but was unable to stop Hearns from becoming a five-weight champion.
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1991-06-03 [[Thomas Hearns]] w pts 12 [[Virgil Hill]], Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Mills Lane. Scorecards: 116-112, 115-113, 115-113. In a battle of left jabs, the champion was outscored by Hearns (174), who took the honours and showed that he still had plenty left in the tank. Hill (173) was always in the fight, occasionally slamming in big punches of his own, but despite coming on strong in the latter rounds he lacked the power required to stop Hearns in his tracks. Marked around both eyes at the finish, Hill gave it his best shot but was unable to stop Hearns from becoming a five-weight champion.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:53, 29 January 2012

1991-06-03 Thomas Hearns w pts 12 Virgil Hill, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBA. Referee: Mills Lane. Scorecards: 116-112, 115-113, 115-113. In a battle of left jabs, the champion was outscored by Hearns (174), who took the honours and showed that he still had plenty left in the tank. Hill (173) was always in the fight, occasionally slamming in big punches of his own, but despite coming on strong in the latter rounds he lacked the power required to stop Hearns in his tracks. Marked around both eyes at the finish, Hill gave it his best shot but was unable to stop Hearns from becoming a five-weight champion.