By Dan Ambrose: Boxing great Thomas “Hitman” Hearns is saying Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) has a “good chance of beating IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) in their fight in less than 2 weeks from now on September 16 on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada.
By Gav Duthie: When I was first getting into boxing I went round to my high street HMV and bought all the boxing history videotapes I could. Youtube is great these days but it was guys like Bert Sugar, Harry Carpenter, Teddy Atlas etc that set the scene in these historic video/DVD pieces conveying how eras were shaped rather than just watching individual fights. I was in awe of one chronology in particular named ‘The Fabulous Four’ referencing the rivalries between Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns and Roberto Duran.
By Todd Creel: I recently found myself in Detroit, Michigan and was immediately drawn into the city’s boxing culture. Though the city itself is currently in rough shape, it seems to set the mood for the rough and relentless boxers created on it’s streets.
The popular Joe Louis’ legacy was in plain view all around in the form of statues, posters, and memorabilia. The Motor City has born numerous talented boxers over the decades, but the pugilist that was most eye catching to me was the first 4-time and first 5-time world champion, Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns.
Thomas Hearns, born October 18, 1958, was raised along with his eight brothers and sisters by a single mother in Grand Junction, Tennessee.
By Scott Gilfoid: Former world champion Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns is saying that all unbeaten heavyweight Dillian Whyte (16-0, 13 KOs) needs to do in order to beat the highly hyped Anthony Joshua (14-0, 14 KOs) next month is for him to just show up for their December 12th fight, because Whyte already has Joshua beaten due to his previous win over him from 2009. Whyte knocked Joshua down in that fight, and got the better of him throughout the fight with his powerful left hook. Hearns thinks that the loss bothers the 6’6” Joshua.
“Tommy says that all I’ve got to do to beat Anthony is show up – because I’ve got him mentally already,” Whyte said via the mirror.co.uk. “Thomas Hearns actually said that to me, that all I’ve got to do is show up and fight him. He said, ‘You’ve got him mentally, you’ve fought him and beaten him’.”