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'''Trainer and Manager''': [[Emanuel Steward]]
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*'''Trainer & Manager:''' [[Emanuel Steward]]<br>
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*Elder brother of [[Billy Hearns]]<br>
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*Father of [[Ronald Hearns]]
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*'''[[:Category:Thomas Hearns Gallery|Thomas Hearns Gallery]]
  
== Amateur Achievements ==
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==Amateur Achievements==
*Amateur record: 155-8
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*Amateur record: 155-8. Reports vary on his number of wins by stoppage. They include 7, 11, and 12.
*1977 National AAU light welterweight champion, decisioning [[Bobby Joe Young]] of Steubenville, OH, in the final.
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*1977 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion, outpointing [[Bobby Joe Young]] in the final.
*1977 National Golden Gloves light welterweight champion
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*1977 National Amateur Athletic Union Light Welterweight Champion, outpointing [[Bobby Joe Young]] in the final.
  
== Awards and Recognition ==
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==Professional Achievements==
Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] in 1980 and 1984.
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*The first boxer to win world titles in four weight divisions and also the first boxer to win world titles in five weight divisions:
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**[[USBA]] Welterweight Champion (March 2, 1980) KO 4 [[Angel Espada]]
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**[[WBA]] Welterweight Champion (August 2, 1980) KO 2 [[Pipino Cuevas]]
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**[[WBC]] Super Welterweight Champion (December 3, 1982) W 15 [[Wilfred Benitez]]
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**[[NABF]] Middleweight Champion (March 10, 1986) KO 1 [[James Shuler]]
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**WBC Light Heavyweight Champion (March 7, 1987) KO 10 [[Dennis Andries]]
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**WBC Middleweight Champion (October 29, 1987) KO 4 [[Juan Domingo Roldan]]
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**[[NABF]] Super Middleweight Champion (November 4, 1988) W 12 [[James Kinchen]]
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**[[WBO]] Super Middleweight Champion (November 4, 1988) W 12 [[James Kinchen]]
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**NABF Cruiserweight Champion (January 29, 1994) KO 1 [[Dan Ward]]
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**[[WBU]] Cruiserweight Champion (March 31, 1995) KO 1 [[Lenny LaPaglia]]
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**[[IBO]] Cruiserweight Champion (April 10, 1999) W 12 [[Nate Miller]]
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==Awards and Recognition==
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*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year]] in 1980 and 1984.
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*Named [[Boxing Writers Association of America]] [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year|Fighter of the Year]] in 1980 and 1984. 
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*Named [[Division-By-Division - The Greatest Fighters of All-Time|The Greatest Junior Middleweight of All-Time]] by [[Ring Magazine|The Ring magazine]] in 1994.
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*2012: [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] Inductee
  
 
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before=[[Robert Daniels]]<br>Vacated|
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title=[[IBO Cruiserweight Champion]]|
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[[Category:World Light Heavyweight Champions|Hearns, Thomas]]
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[[Category:World Super Middleweight Champions|Hearns, Thomas]]
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[[Category:African American Boxers]]
[[Category:World Light Middleweight Champions|Hearns, Thomas]]
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[[Category:Detroit Golden Gloves Champions]]
[[Category:World Welterweight Champions|Hearns, Thomas]]
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[[Category:National Golden Gloves Champions]]
[[Category:American World Champions|Hearns, Thomas]]
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[[Category:United States Amateur Champions]]
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[[Category:World Middleweight Champions]]
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[[Category:World Super Middleweight Champions]]
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[[Category:World Light Heavyweight Champions]]
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[[Category:Five Division World Champions]]
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[[Category:American World Champions]]
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[[Category:NABF Middleweight Champions]]
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[[Category:NABF Super Middleweight Champions]]
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[[Category:NABF Cruiserweight Champions]]
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[[Category:Hearns Family]]
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[[Category:IBHOF Members]]

Revision as of 18:38, 11 November 2012

Hearnstitles.jpg
Class of 2012
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio: [1]

Name: Thomas Hearns
Alias: Hitman/Motor City Cobra
Born: 1958-10-18
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 1″   /   185cm
Reach: 78″   /   198cm
Boxing Record: click

Amateur Achievements

  • Amateur record: 155-8. Reports vary on his number of wins by stoppage. They include 7, 11, and 12.
  • 1977 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion, outpointing Bobby Joe Young in the final.
  • 1977 National Amateur Athletic Union Light Welterweight Champion, outpointing Bobby Joe Young in the final.

Professional Achievements

  • The first boxer to win world titles in four weight divisions and also the first boxer to win world titles in five weight divisions:

Awards and Recognition


Preceded by:
Pipino Cuevas
WBA Welterweight Champion
1980 Aug 2 – 1981 Sep 16
Succeeded by:
Sugar Ray Leonard
Preceded by:
Wilfred Benitez
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
1982 Dec 3 – 1986
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Duane Thomas
Preceded by:
Dennis Andries
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
1987 Mar 7 – 1987 Nov 27
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Donny Lalonde
Preceded by:
Sugar Ray Leonard
Retired
WBC Middleweight Champion
1987 Oct 29 – 1988 Jun 6
Succeeded by:
Iran Barkley
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
WBO Super Middleweight Champion
1988 Nov 4 – 1990 Apr 28
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Chris Eubank
Preceded by:
Virgil Hill
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
1991 Jun 3 – 1992 Mar 20
Succeeded by:
Iran Barkley