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[[File:Hearnstitles.jpg|left|300px|thumb|Thomas "Hitman" Hearns]]
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[[Image:Ibhof-logo.jpg|thumb|right|Class of 2012<br>Modern Category<br>Hall of Fame bio:
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'''Trainer & Manager:''' [[Emanuel Steward]]<br>
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*'''Trainer & Manager:''' [[Emanuel Steward]]<br>
* '''[[:Category:Thomas Hearns Gallery|Thomas Hearns Gallery]]
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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]]
Elder brother of [[Billy Hearns]]<br>
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Father of [[Ronald Hearns]]
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==Amateur Achievements==
 
==Amateur Achievements==
*Amateur record: 155-8, only 7 stoppages.
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*'''Amateur record:''' 155-8. Reports vary on the number of wins by stoppage. They include 7, 11, and 12.
*1977 National AAU Light Welterweight Champion, outpointing [[Bobby Joe Young]] of Steubenville, OH, in the final.
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*1976 National [[Golden Gloves]] Tournament (lightweight). Results:
*1977 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion
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**Defeated [[Pat Jefferson]] on points.
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**Lost to [[Aaron Pryor]] on points.
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*1976 National Amateur Athletic Union Tournament (lightweight). Results:
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**Defeated Howard Jones on points.
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**Lost to [[Howard Davis Jr.]] on points.
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*1977 National Golden Gloves Champion (light welterweight). Results:
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**Defeated Curtis Hockenberry on points.
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**Defeated [[Ronnie Shields]] on points.
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**Defeated [[Bobby Joe Young]] on points.
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*1977 National Amateur Athletic Union Champion (light welterweight). Results:
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**Defeated Andre Curry on points.
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**Defeated Bobby Joe Young on points.<br>Hearns was voted Fighter of the Tournament.
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==Professional Career==
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*Defeated [[Pipino Cuevas]] by a second-round TKO to win the [[WBA]] Welterweight Championship on August 2, 1980.
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*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.<br>[[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|"Fight of the Year"]] for 1981.
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*Defeated [[Wilfred Benitez]] by a fifteen-round majority decision to win the WBC Super Welterweight Championship on December 3, 1982.
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*Defeated [[Roberto Duran]] by a second-round KO to successfully defend the WBC Super Welterweight Championship on June 15, 1984.
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*Lost to Undisputed World Middleweight Champion [[Marvin Hagler|Marvelous Marvin Hagler]] by a third-round TKO on April 15, 1985.<br>The Ring Magazine "Fight of the Year" and [[Ring Magazine Round of the Year|"Round of the Year" (round one)]] for 1985.
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*Defeated [[Dennis Andries]] by a tenth-round TKO to win the WBC Light Heavyweight Championship on March 7, 1987.
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*Defeated [[Juan Domingo Roldan]] by a fourth-round KO to win the vacant WBC Middleweight Championship on October 29, 1987.<br>Hearns became the first fighter in history to win world titles in four weight divisions.
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*Lost the WBC Middleweight Championship to [[Iran Barkley]] by a third-round TKO on June 6, 1988.<br>The Ring Magazine [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year|"Upset of the Year"]] for 1988.
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*Defeated [[James Kinchen]] by a twelve-round majority decision to win the inaugural [[WBO]] Super Middleweight Championship on November 4, 1988.<br>Hearns became the first fighter in history to win world titles in five weight divisions.
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*Fought a twelve-round draw with WBC Super Middleweight Champion Sugar Ray Leonard on June 12, 1989.
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*Defeated [[Virgil Hill]] by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship on June 3, 1991.
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*Lost the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship to Iran Barkley by a twelve-round split decision on March 20, 1992.
  
==Professional Achievements==
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'''Minor & Regional Titles'''
*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 Championship (March 2, 1980) TKO 4 [[Angel Espada]]
**[[WBA]] Welterweight Champion (August 2, 1980) KO 2 [[Pipino Cuevas]]
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*[[NABF]] Middleweight Championship (March 10, 1986) KO 1 [[James Shuler]]
**[[WBC]] Super Welterweight Champion (December 3, 1982) W 15 [[Wilfred Benitez]]
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*[[NABF]] Super Middleweight Championship (November 4, 1988) W 12 [[James Kinchen]]
**WBC Light Heavyweight Champion (March 7, 1987) KO 10 [[Dennis Andries]]
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*NABF Cruiserweight Championship (January 29, 1994) TKO 1 [[Dan Ward]]  
**WBC Middleweight Champion (October 29, 1987) KO 4 [[Juan Domingo Roldan]]
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*[[WBU]] Cruiserweight Championship (March 31, 1995) TKO 1 [[Lenny LaPaglia]]
**[[WBO]] Super Middleweight Champion (November 4, 1988) W 12 [[James Kinchen]]
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*[[IBO]] Cruiserweight Championship (April 10, 1999) W 12 [[Nate Miller]]
  
 
==Awards and Recognition==
 
==Awards and Recognition==
*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|''The Ring'' Fighter of the Year]] in 1980 and 1984.
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*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|The Ring Magazine "Fighter of the Year"]] for 1980 and 1984.
*Named [[Division-By-Division - The Greatest Fighters of All-Time|The Greatest Junior Middleweight of All-Time]] by ''[[Ring Magazine|The Ring]]'' in 1994.
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*Named the [[Boxing Writers Association of America]] [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year|"Fighter of the Year"]] for 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 The Ring Magazine in 1994.
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*Inducted into the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2012.
  
 
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[[Category:IBHOF Members]]

Revision as of 17:45, 4 May 2013

Thomas "Hitman" Hearns
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 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:
  • 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.

Professional Career

  • 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

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