Tag: Thomas Hearns

A Super Fights Super-Fight – With Expectations at its Zenith, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Thomas Hearns Put Forth a War For the Ages, That Defined an Entire Generation

Written by Tré Berry III🖊️ | 09/16/2021

On this date 🗓️September 16th, 1981 – Forty years ago to the day…a super-fight was fought, and its action established itself as one of the greatest Welterweight Championship bouts in boxing history, as well as one of its greatest events. Both at the top of their game, brimmed with expectation, and both in their prime, Gold-Medalist, and Ring-Magazine/WBA Welterweight Champion of the World 👑🥇🇺🇸Sugar Ray Leonard (30-1-0, 21KO👊) and dangerous unbeaten WBC Champion 👑🇺🇸Thomas “Hitman” Hearns (32-0-0, 30KO👊) met for their pivotal unification bout for Undisputed World Champion, in a bout that was pivotal for their legacy. Continue reading “A Super Fights Super-Fight – With Expectations at its Zenith, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Thomas Hearns Put Forth a War For the Ages, That Defined an Entire Generation”

The Greatest Fight of All Time? – Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler Go to War in a Bout For the Ages

Written by Tré Berry III🖊️ | 09/25/2019

(Excerpt from Marvin Hagler Career Piece)

Iconic Undisputed Middleweight Champion 👑🇺🇸Marvelous Marvin Hagler (60-2-2, 50KO👊) had his eyes set on the defense record established by 🇦🇷Carlos Monzon (14), and Marvin was looking to make the 11th successful defense of his RING/WBA/WBC/IBF world titles…but to get there, he would have to run through another fellow legend in order to keep the ball rolling on his standing as king of the division.

There had been long tensions brewing between two of the most dominant pugilists in the sport of boxing in the 1980’s, and the pot began to boil as a blockbuster super-fight was agreed upon for a date on 🗓️April 15th, 1985 between Hagler, and ever-dangerous reigning RING/WBC Super-Welterweight World Champion 👑🇺🇸Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns (40-1-0, 34KO👊). They had something agreed upon 3 years prior, but had to call the fight off due to a hand injury that Tommy suffered, so they went their own ways. Continue reading “The Greatest Fight of All Time? – Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler Go to War in a Bout For the Ages”

Talking Legends:📽️ Wilfred Benitez

By Tré Berry III🖊️ | 09/09/2020

Some people are born with talent who are unable to harness it, and some have natural abilities that can be 🔑unlocked through repetition and hard work. There are also those who classify as prodigies, whose talent overrides the natural progression that one is supposed to take in harnessing those skills, which enables everything to come easy for them. That there describes 👑🇺🇸🇵🇷Wilfred “El Radar” Benitez (53-8-1, 31KO👊) to a “T”. He was as natural a talent that boxing has ever seen, with nearly unrivaled defensive capabilities. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Wilfred Benitez”

Simply Put, the Greatest Single Round in Boxing History

By Tré Berry III🖊️| 04/15/2020

That was round 1 of 👑🇺🇸Marvelous Marvin Hagler (60-2-2, 51KO👊) and 🇺🇸Thomas “Hitman” Hearns (40-1-0, 35KO👊) legendary 🗓️April 15th, 1984 clash 36 years to the day. Hagler would go on to defend his ♛RING-MAGAZINE, WBA, WBC & IBF Middleweight Titles in an 💣explosive finish by knocking Hearns out, putting him away for good Continue reading “Simply Put, the Greatest Single Round in Boxing History”

Talking Legends:📽️ Tommy Hearns

The ‘Motor City’ Cobra…or the ‘Hitman’, whichever you knew him by most, ♛🇺🇸Thomas Hearns (61-5-1, 48KO) was one of the most uniquely devastating talents that the boxing landscape has ever seen in its long history. Hearns was a tall fighter, with skinny legs, a wide back and a long reach, which automatically made him a difficult boxer for anyone to deal with just off of the physical dimensions alone. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️ Tommy Hearns”