Thomas Hearns vs. Roberto Duran

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1984-06-15 : Roberto Duran 154 lbs lost to Thomas Hearns 153¼ lbs by TKO in round 2 of 12


  • Shelly Saltman, Walter Alvarez, and Golden Circle Productions promoted the fight.
  • The fight was scheduled to take place in the Bahamas, but was moved to Las Vegas because of a shortage of available hotel rooms.
  • Both fighters were guaranteed $1.85 million.
  • Duran was stripped of the WBA junior middleweight title for fighting Hearns and not Mike McCallum, the mandatory challenger.
  • The fight was shown on closed circuit television in over 200 locations and on pay-per-view in up to 2.1 million homes.
  • Hearns was a 2 to 1 favorite.
  • There was a crowd of 14,824 at Caesars Palace.
  • Hearns dropped Duran twice in the first round. At the end of the round, a confused Duran went to a neutral corner and one of his handlers had to go get him. After nailing Duran with a devastating right to the jaw in the second round, Hearns stepped back and Duran fell face first to the canvas. The fight was over.