Thomas Hearns vs. Mark Medal

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Hearns throws a right at Medal

1986-06-23 : Thomas Hearns 154 lbs beat Mark Medal 154 lbs by TKO at 2:20 in round 8 of 12


  • The fight was shown on closed circuit television as part of a triple-header, which included Barry McGuigan vs. Steve Cruz and Roberto Duran vs. Robbie Sims.
  • Hearns was an 11 to 1 favorite.
  • Hearns made $900,000 and Medal got $75,000.
  • There was a crowd of 10,200.
  • Hearns sent Medal to one knee with a right-left combination in the first round. It was the only knockdown of the fight. Hearns shook Medal several more times in the succeeding rounds and displayed a vicious body attack. In the eighth round, referee Davey Pearl stopped the action so the ringside doctor could examine Medal, whose left eye was swollen shut. The doctor took a good look at Medal and instructed the referee to stop the fight.
  • This was Hearns' last fight at 154 lbs. Several months after the fight, Hearns vacated the WBC super welterweight title.