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Thomas Hearns Record

Total Fights67
Title Wins7
Title Defenses8
Title-Fight KOs9
KO Wins48
KO Losses4
Thomas Hearns Record & Stats
Thomas Hearns' Record
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      What is Thomas Hearns' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 28 years and two months, Thomas Hearns fought 67 times with 61 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw.

      Hearns retired from professional boxing with a record of 61-5-1, which included seven world-title wins and eight successful title defense fights at three weight classes — welterweight, super-welterweight, and super-middleweight. He had a 71.6% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 48 of his total 67 fights being knockout wins, nine of which were in title fights. Hearns suffered four knockout losses in his career, three of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 10th round TKO victory over Shannon Landberg on February 4, 2006.

      Some of Hearns' best fights and notable victories include wins over four Hall-of-Famers (Virgil Hill, Roberto Durán, Wilfred Benítez, and José Cuevas), Saensak Muangsurin, Eddie Gazo, and Marcos Geraldo.

      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, 199233Iran BarkleyLoss *SD
      54Jun 3, 199132Virgil HillWin *UD
      53Apr 6, 199132Ken AtkinsWinTKO3
      52Feb 11, 199132Kemper MortonWinKO2
      51Apr 28, 199031Michael OlajideWin *UD
      50Jun 12, 198930Sugar Ray LeonardDraw *SD
      49Nov 4, 198830James KinchenWin *MD
      48Jun 6, 198829Iran BarkleyLoss *TKO3
      47Oct 29, 198729Juan RoldánWin *KO4
      46Mar 7, 198728Dennis AndriesWin *TKO10
      45Oct 17, 198627Doug DeWittWinUD
      44Jun 23, 198627Mark MedalWin *TKO8
      43Mar 10, 198627James ShulerWinKO1
      42Apr 15, 198526Marvelous Marvin HaglerLoss *TKO3
      41Sep 15, 198425Fred HutchingsWin *TKO3
      40Jun 15, 198425Roberto DuránWin *TKO2
      39Feb 11, 198425Luigi MinchilloWin *UD
      38Jul 10, 198324Murray SutherlandWinUD
      37Dec 3, 198224Wilfred BenítezWin *MD
      36Jul 25, 198223Jeff McCrackenWinTKO8
      35Feb 27, 198223Marcos GeraldoWinKO1
      34Dec 11, 198123Ernie SingletaryWinUD
      33Sep 16, 198122Sugar Ray LeonardLoss *TKO14
      32Jun 25, 198122Pablo BaezWin *TKO4
      31Apr 25, 198122Randy ShieldsWin *TKO12
      30Dec 6, 198022Luis PrimeraWin *KO6
      29Aug 2, 198021José CuevasWin *TKO2
      28May 3, 198021Eddie GazoWinKO1
      27Mar 31, 198021Santiago ValdezWinTKO1
      26Mar 2, 198021Ángel EspadaWinTKO4
      25Feb 3, 198021Jim RichardsWinKO3
      24Nov 30, 197921Mike ColbertWinUD
      23Oct 18, 197921Saensak 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

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Thomas Hearns (The Hitman) is a 65-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. on October 18, 1958. He is a former five-weight-class world champion. Hearns was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2012. His professional boxing career spanned more than 28 years — from 1977 to 2006.

      Hearns made his professional boxing debut against Jerome Hill at the age of 19 on November 25, 1977, defeating Hill via 2nd round KO. He went on to win 31 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 29 wins via stoppage.

      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. He defeated Cuevas via 2nd round TKO to become the welterweight champion of the world.

      Hearns has won seven world titles at five weight classes. For all the details about Hearns' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Hearns had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career.

      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 18 years, 3 months, and 17 days since this fight.


      Hearns had a total of 19 world-title fights, which includes winning seven world titles and nine successful title defenses. He won 14 of these fights, lost four, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Thomas Hearns fought for world titles in nine fights and won six of these fights, three of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won seven belts across five weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 3, 1991Virgil HillLight-heavyweightWBAUD
      Nov 4, 1988James KinchenSuper-middleweightWBOMD
      Oct 29, 1987Juan RoldánMiddleweightWBC*KO
      Mar 7, 1987Dennis AndriesLight-heavyweightWBCTKO
      Dec 3, 1982Wilfred BenítezSuper-welterweightWBC, The Ring*MD
      Aug 2, 1980José CuevasWelterweightWBATKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Thomas Hearns had 12 world-title defense fights across five weight classes — welterweight (x4), super-welterweight (x4), middleweight, super-middleweight (x2), and light-heavyweight. He won nine of them and lost three times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Apr 28, 1990Michael OlajideSuper-middleweightWBOUD
      Jun 12, 1989Sugar Ray LeonardSuper-middleweightWBOSD (draw)
      Jun 23, 1986Mark MedalSuper-welterweightWBC, The RingTKO
      Sep 15, 1984Fred HutchingsSuper-welterweightWBC, The RingTKO
      Jun 15, 1984Roberto DuránSuper-welterweightWBC, The RingTKO
      Feb 11, 1984Luigi MinchilloSuper-welterweightWBC, The RingUD
      Jun 25, 1981Pablo BaezWelterweightWBATKO
      Apr 25, 1981Randy ShieldsWelterweightWBATKO
      Dec 6, 1980Luis PrimeraWelterweightWBAKO

      Title Losses

      Thomas Hearns lost three world-title defense fights, and lost a total of three titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Mar 20, 1992Iran BarkleyLight-heavyweightWBASD
      Jun 6, 1988Iran BarkleyMiddleweightWBCTKO
      Sep 16, 1981Sugar Ray LeonardWelterweightWBATKO


      Hearns fought a total of 67 times during his professional career, which includes 19 world-title fights at five weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • October 18, 1979: Thomas Hearns puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Saensak Muangsurin via 3rd round TKO.

      • May 3, 1980: Thomas Hearns beats Eddie Gazo via 1st round KO.

      • August 2, 1980: Hearns wins his first world title by defeating José Cuevas via 2nd round TKO. He is now the WBA welterweight world champion.

      • February 27, 1982: Thomas Hearns beats Marcos Geraldo via 1st round KO.

      • December 3, 1982: Hearns wins the WBC and The Ring super-welterweight titles from Wilfred Benítez, by beating Benítez via 15 round majority decision.

      • June 15, 1984: Hearns wins the super-welterweight title from Roberto Durán, by beating Durán via 2nd round TKO.

      • June 3, 1991: Hearns wins the WBA light-heavyweight title from Virgil Hill, by beating Hill via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • April 10, 1999: Thomas Hearns beats Nate Miller via 12th round unanimous decision.


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