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Thomas Hearns

Boxer Thomas Hearns
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Profession: Boxer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: The first boxer to win world titles in 5 different weight divisions.

Born: October 18, 1958
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Age: 62 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 1977-11-25 Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
  • 1982-12-03 After losing his world welterweight boxing titles to Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns wins WBC Super Welterweight crown in a majority points decision over Wilfred Benitez at Superdome, New Orleans
  • 1984-06-15 American boxer Thomas Hearns retains WBC light middleweight title with 2 round KO of Roberto Durán of Panama at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas; marks first time in his illustrious career Durán knocked out
  • 1987-10-29 Thomas Hearns wins unprecedented 4th different weight boxing title
  • 1991-06-03 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light heavyweight title

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