Thomas Hearns vs. Uriah Grant

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2000-04-08 : Thomas Hearns 191 lbs lost to Uriah Grant 188 lbs by RTD at 3:00 in round 2 of 12

  • Location: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Referee: Dale Grable

Notes

  • Crawford Ashley was originally scheduled to Hearns' opponent, but Ashley pulled out of the fight after he tore a rotator cuff.
  • Billed as "Goodbye to a Legend," it was announced that this would be Hearns' last fight.
  • Hearns, at 191 lbs, was fighting at the heaviest weight of his career.
  • Late in the second round, Hearns sprained his right ankle and was unable to answer the bell for the third round.
  • "I don't want to go out this way," Hearns said. "But if I have to, I can live with it. You have to take the bitter with the sweet."
  • Hearns did not fight again for 5 years. He made a comeback in 2005, won two fights by knockout, then retired for good.