Name: Thomas Hearns
Alias: Hitman/Motor City Cobra
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height: 6′ 1″ / 185cm
Reach: 78″ / 198cm
Boxing Record: click
- Trainer & Manager: Emanuel Steward
- Elder brother of Billy Hearns
- Father of Ronald Hearns
- Thomas Hearns Gallery
- Amateur record: 155-8. Reports vary on the number of wins by stoppage. They include 7, 11, and 12.
- 1976 National Golden Gloves Tournament (lightweight). Results:
- 1976 National Amateur Athletic Union Tournament (lightweight). Results:
- Defeated Howard Jones on points.
- Lost to Howard Davis Jr. on points.
- 1977 National Golden Gloves Champion (light welterweight). Results:
- 1977 National Amateur Athletic Union Champion (light welterweight). Results:
- Defeated Andre Curry on points.
- Defeated Bobby Joe Young on points.
Hearns was voted Fighter of the Tournament.
- Has a record of 15-4-1 (9 KOs) in World Title fights.
- Has a record of 13-5-1 (8 KOs) against former world titleists.
- Won against Bruce Curry, Saensak Muangsurin, Angel Espada, Eddie Gazo, Pipino Cuevas, Wilfred Benitez, Murray Sutherland, Roberto Duran, Mark Medal, Doug DeWitt, Dennis Andries, Virgil Hill, Nate Miller.
- Lost against Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Iran Barkley (twice), Uriah Grant.
- Drew with Sugar Ray Leonard.
- Defeated Pipino Cuevas by a second-round TKO to win the WBA Welterweight Championship on August 2, 1980.
- Lost the WBA Welterweight Championship to WBC Welterweight Champion Sugar Ray Leonard by a fourteenth-round TKO in a unification fight on September 16, 1981.
The Ring Magazine "Fight of the Year" for 1981.
- Defeated Wilfred Benitez by a fifteen-round majority decision to win the WBC Super Welterweight Championship on December 3, 1982.
- Defeated Roberto Duran by a second-round KO to successfully defend the WBC Super Welterweight Championship on June 15, 1984.
- Lost to Undisputed World Middleweight Champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler by a third-round TKO on April 15, 1985.
The Ring Magazine "Fight of the Year" and "Round of the Year" (round one) for 1985.
- Defeated Dennis Andries by a tenth-round TKO to win the WBC Light Heavyweight Championship on March 7, 1987.
- Defeated Juan Domingo Roldan by a fourth-round KO to win the vacant WBC Middleweight Championship on October 29, 1987.
Hearns became the first fighter in history to win world titles in four weight divisions.
- Lost the WBC Middleweight Championship to Iran Barkley by a third-round TKO on June 6, 1988.
The Ring Magazine "Upset of the Year" for 1988.
- Defeated James Kinchen by a twelve-round majority decision to win the inaugural WBO Super Middleweight Championship on November 4, 1988.
Hearns became the first fighter in history to win world titles in five weight divisions.
- Fought a twelve-round draw with WBC Super Middleweight Champion Sugar Ray Leonard on June 12, 1989.
- Defeated Virgil Hill by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship on June 3, 1991.
- Lost the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship to Iran Barkley by a twelve-round split decision on March 20, 1992.
Minor & Regional Titles
- USBA Welterweight Championship (March 2, 1980) TKO 4 Angel Espada
- NABF Middleweight Championship (March 10, 1986) KO 1 James Shuler
- NABF Super Middleweight Championship (November 4, 1988) W 12 James Kinchen
- NABF Cruiserweight Championship (January 29, 1994) TKO 1 Dan Ward
- WBU Cruiserweight Championship (March 31, 1995) TKO 1 Lenny LaPaglia
- IBO Cruiserweight Championship (April 10, 1999) W 12 Nate Miller
Awards and Recognition
- Named The Ring Magazine "Fighter of the Year" for 1980 and 1984.
- Named the Boxing Writers Association of America "Fighter of the Year" for 1980 and 1984.
- Named the greatest junior middleweight of all-time by The Ring Magazine in 1994.
- Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2012.
| WBA Welterweight Champion
1980 Aug 2 – 1981 Sep 16
Sugar Ray Leonard
| WBC Light Middleweight Champion
1982 Dec 3 – 1986
| WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
1987 Mar 7 – 1987 Nov 27
Sugar Ray Leonard
| WBC Middleweight Champion
1987 Oct 29 – 1988 Jun 6
| WBO Super Middleweight Champion
1988 Nov 4 – 1990 Apr 28
| WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
1991 Jun 3 – 1992 Mar 20