Hit Man: The Thomas Hearns Story

Overview

Thomas Hearns is one of the greatest fighters of all time. From his explosion onto the pro boxing scene with seventeen straight knockouts, he struck fear into opponents and awe into spectators. He featured in some of the most thrilling bouts ever and became the first champion to win six titles at different weights. He will forever be known by his chilling nickname: Hit Man.

Growing up in the urban wasteland of inner-city Detroit, Hearns learned to defend himself at the notorious...

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Overview

Thomas Hearns is one of the greatest fighters of all time. From his explosion onto the pro boxing scene with seventeen straight knockouts, he struck fear into opponents and awe into spectators. He featured in some of the most thrilling bouts ever and became the first champion to win six titles at different weights. He will forever be known by his chilling nickname: Hit Man.

Growing up in the urban wasteland of inner-city Detroit, Hearns learned to defend himself at the notorious Kronk gym. There he came under the tutelage of master trainer Emanuel Steward, who turned him into the deadliest puncher in the game. From his destruction of Pipino Cuevas to his now-legendary fights with fellow greats Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran, Hearns carved out a reputation for skill, courage, and stunning power. His epic 1985 challenge against middleweight champion Marvin Hagler, billed as "The War," has gone down as the most exciting three rounds in boxing history.

Defeats only seemed to make Hearns stronger, and he achieved the extraordinary feat of winning titles in every weight category, from welterweight to cruiserweight. Lately he has devoted his energies to his promotions company, Hearns Entertainment, yet he still toys with the idea of winning "one more belt." Hit Man delves inside this complex, charismatic character to present a compelling portrait of a modern sports legend.

Brian Hughes is a boxing trainer and the author of numerous boxing biographies. His son, Damian Hughes, is a leadership consultant. Both live in Manchester, England.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903854907
  • Publisher: Milo Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 977,196
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Hughes is a renowned boxing coach who has known Thomas Hearns since his teens. He is the author of numerous bestselling boxing and sports biographies. Damian Hughes, is founder of the consultancy www.liquidthinker.com and the author of several books on success and leadership.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Jackie Kallen 7

Introduction 9

1 The Defining Moment 13

2 Detroit 18

3 The Kronk 25

4 The Motor City Cobra 36

5 The Conman 52

6 Champion 62

7 Showdown in the Desert 73

8 Comeback 91

9 The Boy Wonder 104

10 The Hit Man Unleashed 114

11 War 131

12 Back in the Mix 141

13 The Hammer 157

14 The Blade and the Heat 166

15 Leonard, Part Two 177

16 General Hearns 186

17 The Light-Heavies 200

18 Promo Man 213

19 Twilight 218

20 The Legacy 226

Fight Record 235

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