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Legends Part 1 of 4

If you attended the Aug. 10 boxing card at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, you may have seen one of the greatest Puerto Rican fighters of all-time, Wilfredo Gomez, who was there. More ring legends are on their way to the Sands on Thursday evening, Sept. 26: Thomas Hearns, Earnie Shavers, Gerry Cooney and Larry Holmes will be ringside. This may be your chance to meet and greet. Continue reading

Iran “The Blade” Barkley Speaks: 25-Years After His Stunning Upset KO Of Thomas Hearns

barkley464 (1)Just over 25-years ago, Iran “The Blade” Barkley, he of the mean streets of The Bronx, met Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, he of the equally tough neighbourhoods of Detroit – and a sensational middleweight title fight was witnessed.

Hearns, by 1988 already a living legend, has just made history by becoming the first ever four-time “world” champion in boxing (welterweight, light-middle, light-heavy and then middleweight). Barkley, who had been handily out-pointed by the talented Sumbu Kalambay in his only other world title challenge, was a pretty big underdog entering the ring at The Las Vegas Hilton that summer’s evening. Still, sage boxing people knew Barkley was as tough as he was dangerous. To the shock of millions, Barkley showed just how tough and dangerous he was, after taking a most ferocious beating at the hands of the champion. Continue reading

Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns: “Floyd Mayweather Jr. would have a lot of problems with a prime Hitman”

By Joseph Herron: Whenever anyone strikes up a passionate mythical debate between fighters facing off from different eras, one match-up always enters the conversation: “How would Floyd Mayweather Jr. at Welterweight fair against the 147 pound version of the six division world champion, Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, circa 1981?”

Earlier this week on “The Pugilist KOrner” radio show, the Hall of Fame fighter shared his thoughts on the hypothetical prime for prime pairing.

“You know how I fought. And if a man couldn’t deal with that, then I would just have to say goodnight to him,” professed the legendary “Hitman” Tommy Hearns. “That was my thing; to put everybody to sleep. It didn’t matter who I faced, it was almost a guarantee that I would put them to sleep.”
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Tonight on “the Pugilist KOrner”: Thomas Hearns, Jimmy Paul, Ronald Hearns, Ronnie Shields, Anthony Barnes, and Javan “Sugar” Hill

Blog Talk Radio’s “The Pugilist KOrner” is proud to present a special “Emanuel Steward Tribute”, featuring Boxing Legends and Future Stars from the Kronk Gym in Detroit, Michigan, including Hall of Fame Boxing Legend Thomas “The Hit-Man” Hearns, International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight Champion Jimmy “The Ringmaster” Paul, and “The Chosen One” Ronald Hearns!!

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“Hearns Returns” on October 12th to Taylor, Michigan

The entire boxing community is cordially invited to witness a very special event, celebrating the history and future of the sweet science.

George Kaltsas and Hitman Entertainment present “Hearns Returns – The Duel down the River” – an eight bout spectacular, featuring the best young talent in boxing from the legendary Kronk Gym in Detroit, Michigan

The exclusive celebration will honor six division World Champions, who was recently inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York for leaving his indelible mark on the sport of boxing and giving fight fans around the world a lifetime of breathtaking memories in the ring!

The All-Time Great fighter set the standard for Kronk Gym excellence, and the eight canvas warriors representing the renowned facility will display their talents in what is sure to be an exciting evening of prizefighting.

Headlining the event will be WBA Middleweight title challenger Ronald “The Chosen One” Hearns (26-3, 20 KOs) in an eight round special attraction. The talented boxer/puncher will begin his campaign toward an eventual Championship opportunity in one of the most exciting divisions in all of boxing. Continue reading