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Thomas Hearns

Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 2006. Nicknamed "Motor City Cobra", and more famously "The Hitman", Hearns' tall, slender build and his arms and Oversized shoulders allowed him to gain over fifty pounds in his career and become the first boxer in history to win world titles in five weight divisions: Welterweight, Light Middleweight, Middleweight, Super Middleweight, and Light Heavyweight. Hearns was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1980 and 1984; the latter after his knockout of Roberto Durán. Hearns was known as a devastating puncher throughout his career, including at cruiserweight, despite having moved up five weight classes. He is ranked 18th on The Ring's list of the 100 Greatest Punchers of All Time.

He is currently ranked 78th in the BoxRec ranking of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers of all time.

On June 10, 2012, Hearns was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.


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