Thomas Hearns

Thomas Hearns
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Hearns at Planet Hollywood, 2009
Statistics
Nickname(s)
  • The Hitman
  • Motor City Cobra
Weight(s)
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Reach78 in (198 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1958-10-18) October 18, 1958 (age 59)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights67
Wins61
Wins by KO48
Losses5
Draws1

Thomas "Tommy" Hearns (born October 18, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 2006. Nicknamed the "Motor City Cobra", and more famously "The Hitman", Hearns' tall and slender build allowed him to move up over fifty pounds in his career and become the first boxer in history to win world titles in four weight divisions: welterweight, light middleweight, middleweight, and light heavyweight. By later winning a super middleweight title, he also became the first to win world titles in five weight divisions.

Hearns was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1980 and 1984; the latter following his knockout of Roberto Durán. Hearns was known as a devastating puncher throughout his career, even at cruiserweight, despite having climbed up five weight classes. He is ranked number 18 on The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.[1] He currently ranks #18 in BoxRec ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time.[2] On June 10, 2012, Hearns was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.[3]

Early life

Born in Grand Junction, Tennessee on October 18, 1958, Hearns was the youngest of three children in his mother's first marriage. With her second marriage, six children joined the first three. On her own, Mrs. Hearns raised Tommy and his siblings in Grand Junction until Tommy was five years old; then the family moved to Detroit, Michigan. Hearns had an amateur record of 155–8. In 1977, he won the National Amateur Athletic Union Light Welterweight Championship, defeating Bobby Joe Young of Steubenville, Ohio, in the finals. He also won the 1977 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Championship.

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