Thomas Hearns vs. Luigi Minchillo

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1984-02-11 : Thomas Hearns 153¾ lbs beat Luigi Minchillo 153 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


  • This was Hearns' first defense of the title he won from Wilfred Benitez fourteen months earlier. He had fought just once since winning the title (outpointing Murray Sutherland in a non-title fight in July 1983) because of his oft-injured right hand.
  • The fight took place before a crowd of 18,453.
  • Hearns suffered a slight cut above his right eye in the second round.
  • Minchillo was cut above his right eye in the seventh round, and both eyes were nearly swollen shut at the end of the fight.
  • There were no knockdowns in the fight.