Thomas Hearns vs. Pablo Baez

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1981-06-25 : Thomas Hearns 147 lbs beat Pablo Baez 144¾ lbs by TKO at 2:10 in round 4 of 15


  • Baez entered the fight ranked 9th by the WBA.
  • The referee stopped the fight while Baez was being punished on the ropes.
  • Hearns earned $525,000 for the fight, while Baez received $75,000.
  • On the same card, Sugar Ray Leonard stopped Ayub Kalule to win the WBA Junior Middleweight Championship.
  • The card was shown live on closed-circuit television and was rebroadcast by NBC Sportsworld on July 5.

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