Thomas Hearns Record & Stats

Thomas Hearns Record & Stats

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Thomas Hearns (The Hitman) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. on October 18, 1958. Hearns made his professional boxing debut at the age of 19 against Jerome Hill on November 25, 1977. He is a former 5-weight-class world champion. He is 64 years old, and will be turning 65 in 10 months and 13 days. Hearns is a Hall of Famer.

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Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
“The Hitman”
Oct 18, 1958
Nov 25, 1977
KO Pct
185 cm
198 cm
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13 cm
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      Thomas Hearns Record

      In a career spanning 28 years and 2 months, Thomas Hearns fought 67 times with 61 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on February 4, 2006, Hearns' record stood at 61-5-1 (48 KOs). In total, he fought 380 rounds of professional boxing in 67 bouts.

      Total Fights67
      KO Wins48
      Total Title Wins7
      Title Defenses8
      Title-Fight KO Wins9
      Losses via KO4
      67Feb 4, 200647Shannon LandbergWinTKO10
      66Jul 30, 200546John LongWinTKO9
      65Apr 8, 200041Uriah GrantLossRTD3
      64Apr 10, 199940Nate MillerWinUD
      63Nov 6, 199840Jay SnyderWinKO1
      62Jan 31, 199738Ed DaltonWinKO5
      61Nov 29, 199638Karl WillisWinKO5
      60Sep 26, 199536Earl ButlerWinUD
      59Mar 31, 199536Lenny LaPagliaWinTKO1
      58Feb 19, 199435Freddie DelgadoWinUD
      57Jan 29, 199435Dan WardWinTKO1
      56Nov 6, 199335Andrew MaynardWinTKO1
      55Mar 20, 199233 Iran Barkley LossSD
      54Jun 3, 199132 Virgil Hill WinUD
      53Apr 6, 199132Ken AtkinsWinTKO3
      52Feb 11, 199132Kemper MortonWinKO2
      51Apr 28, 199031Michael Olajide WinUD
      50Jun 12, 198930 Sugar Ray Leonard DrawSD
      49Nov 4, 198830James Kinchen WinMD
      48Jun 6, 198829 Iran Barkley LossTKO3
      47Oct 29, 198729Juan Roldán WinKO4
      46Mar 7, 198728Dennis Andries WinTKO10
      45Oct 17, 198627Doug DeWittWinUD
      44Jun 23, 198627Mark Medal WinTKO8
      43Mar 10, 198627James ShulerWinKO1
      42Apr 15, 198526 Marvelous Marvin Hagler LossTKO3
      41Sep 15, 198425Fred Hutchings WinTKO3
      40Jun 15, 198425 Roberto Durán WinTKO2
      39Feb 11, 198425Luigi Minchillo WinUD
      38Jul 10, 198324Murray SutherlandWinUD
      37Dec 3, 198224 Wilfred Benítez WinMD
      36Jul 25, 198223Jeff McCrackenWinTKO8
      35Feb 27, 198223 Marcos GeraldoWinKO1
      34Dec 11, 198123Ernie SingletaryWinUD
      33Sep 16, 198122 Sugar Ray Leonard LossTKO14
      32Jun 25, 198122Pablo Baez WinTKO4
      31Apr 25, 198122Randy Shields WinTKO12
      30Dec 6, 198022Luis Primera WinKO6
      29Aug 2, 198021 José Cuevas WinTKO2
      28May 3, 198021 Eddie GazoWinKO1
      27Mar 31, 198021Santiago ValdezWinTKO1
      26Mar 2, 198021Ángel EspadaWinTKO4
      25Feb 3, 198021Jim RichardsWinKO3
      24Nov 30, 197921Mike ColbertWinUD
      23Oct 18, 197921 Saensak MuangsurinWinTKO3
      22Sep 22, 197920José FigueroaWinKO3
      21Aug 23, 197920Inocencio De la RosaWinRTD2
      20Jun 28, 197920Bruce CurryWinKO3
      19May 20, 197920Harold WestonWinRTD6
      18Apr 3, 197920Alfonso HaymanWinUD
      17Mar 3, 197920Segundo MurilloWinTKO8
      16Jan 31, 197920Sammy RuckardWinTKO8
      15Jan 11, 197920Clyde GrayWinTKO10
      14Dec 9, 197820Rudy BarroWinKO4
      13Oct 26, 197820Pedro RojasWinTKO1
      12Sep 7, 197819Bruce FinchWinKO3
      11Aug 3, 197819Eddie MarcelleWinKO2
      10Jul 20, 197819Raul AguirreWinKO2
      9Jun 8, 197819Jimmy RothwellWinKO1
      8Mar 31, 197819Tyrone PhelpsWinTKO3
      7Mar 17, 197819Ray FieldsWinTKO2
      6Feb 17, 197819Billy GoodwinWinTKO2
      5Feb 10, 197819Robert AdamsWinTKO3
      4Jan 29, 197819Anthony HouseWinKO2
      3Dec 16, 197719Willie WrenWinTKO3
      2Dec 7, 197719Jerry StricklandWinKO3
      1Nov 25, 197719Jerome HillWinKO2

      Thomas Hearns Stats

      Thomas Hearns is 185 cm tall (6' 0.83") with a reach of 198 cm (6' 5.95"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 13 cm (5.12"). Hearns has a 77.6% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Thomas Hearns was active from from 1977 to 2006. He started boxing professionally at 19 years of age; Hearns debuted against Jerome Hill on November 25, 1977, and defeated Hill via 2nd round KO.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 21 on August 2, 1980 after 28 professional fights against José Cuevas for the welterweight WBA title. Hearns defeated Cuevas via 2nd round TKO to become the new welterweight champion of the world.

      Hearns was a world champion in five different weight classes. His notable victories include wins over Saensak Muangsurin, José Cuevas, Roberto Durán, Virgil Hill, Eddie Gazo, Wilfred Benítez, and Marcos Geraldo. For a complete list of Hearns' best performances refer to Thomas Hearns' best fights.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Shannon Landberg on February 4, 2006. Hearns won the fight via 10th round TKO. It's been 16 years, 10 months, and 1 day since this fight.

      Hearns was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2012.

      Career Highlights

      These five fights are the highlight of of Thomas Hearns' boxing career.

      • Thomas Hearns vs. Saensak Muangsurin

        The first remarkable big fight in Thomas Hearns' career. A 21-year old Hearns with a record of 22-0 faced Saensak Muangsurin on October 18, 1979. Muangsurin was 29 years old with a record of 13-3. Hearns deafeated Muangsurin via 3rd round TKO.

      • Thomas Hearns vs. José Cuevas

        A 21-year old Thomas Hearns with a record of 28-0 faced José Cuevas, who was 22 years old with a record of 27-6. Hearns deafeated Cuevas via 2nd round TKO to win the WBA welterweight title.

      • Thomas Hearns vs. Wilfred Benítez

        A 24-year old Thomas Hearns with a record of 35-1 faced Wilfred Benítez, who was 24 years old with a record of 44-1-1. Hearns deafeated Benítez via 15 round majority decision to win the WBC and vacant Ring Magazine super-welterweight titles.

      • Thomas Hearns vs. Roberto Durán

        A 25-year old Thomas Hearns with a record of 38-1 faced Roberto Durán, who was 32 years old with a record of 77-5 in a super-welterweight title defense fight. Hearns deafeated Durán via 2nd round TKO to retain the WBC and Ring Magazine super-welterweight titles.

      • Thomas Hearns vs. Virgil Hill

        A 32-year old Thomas Hearns with a record of 49-3-1 faced Virgil Hill, who was 27 years old with a record of 30-0. Hearns deafeated Hill via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBA light-heavyweight title. He handed Hill the first loss of his career, and put an end to Hill's 30-fight win streak.


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