Thomas Hearns vs. James Shuler

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1986-03-10 : Thomas Hearns 160 lbs beat James Shuler 160 lbs by KO at 1:13 in round 1 of 12


  • The fight was on the undercard of Marvin Hagler vs. John Mugabi.
  • Shuler was the NABF middleweight champion and the #1 ranked WBC contender.
  • Hearns knocked Shuler out cold with a right cross to the chin.
  • Hearns was guaranteed $1 million. Promoter Bob Arum promised Hearns an extra $500,000 if he could finish Shuler in six rounds or less.
  • Shuler died in a motorcycle wreck ten days after the fight.

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