Virgil Hill vs. Thomas Hearns

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1991-06-03 : Virgil Hill 173 lbs lost to Thomas Hearns 174 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

  • Unofficial Detroit Free Press Scorecard: 117-112 Hearns
  • World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight Title (11th defense by Hill)


  • Hill was a 2 to 1 favorite.
  • Hearns earned $4.25 million and Hill got $1.5 million.
  • The fight was shown live on pay-per-view and closed circuit television.
  • There was a crowd of more than 14,000.
  • Hearns and his long-time manager and trainer, Emanuel Steward, parted ways because Steward thought Hearns should retire. Alex Sherer, a former assistant trainer at the Kronk Gym, trained Hearns for the fight against Hill.