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Thomas Hearns is a retired American boxer, nicknamed the “Motor City Cobra” and more famously “Hitman.” Hearns became the first boxer in history to win world titles in four divisions. He would also become the first fighter in history to win five world titles in five different divisions. He is best known for his fights with Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran.

He won six world titles in five weight classes during his pro career, defeating future boxing hall of famers such as Pipino Cuevas, Wilfred Benítez, Virgil Hill and Roberto Durán. Hearns started his career by knocking out his first 17 opponents. In 1980, Hearns carried his 28-0 record into a world title match against Mexico’s Pipino Cuevas. Hearns ended Cuevas’s 4-year reign by beating him by TKO in the second round.

In 1981, Hearns the WBA champion, with a 32-0 record (30 KOs), fought WBC champion Sugar Ray Leonard (30-1) to unify the World welterweight championship in a bout dubbed “The Showdown.” Hearns and Leonard banked a combined 17 million dollars for the fight, making it the largest purse in sports history.

During his time as super welterweight champion, Hearns also ventured into the middleweight division, losing a legendary battle to undisputed champion Marvin Hagler in 1985. Billed “The Fight”, (later known as The War), this Superbout is commonly known as the three greatest rounds in history. The legendary battle elevated both fighters to superstar status.

After losing "The Fight," Hearns quickly made amends by dispatching undefeated rising star James “Black Gold” Shuler with a devastating first round knockout in 1986.

Hearns had to wait until 1989 for a rematch with Sugar Ray Leonard, this time for Leonard’s WBC super middleweight title. This was Hearns’s sixth Superfight, a fight which much of the public believed Hearns won, flooring Leonard in both the 3rd and 11th rounds. However, the judges scored the fight a controversial draw. Leonard later admitted that Hearns had beat him and that he was gifted the draw, stating the fighters were 1-1 in his book.

1991 would see one last great performance by the aging Hitman as he challenged the undefeated WBA light heavyweight champion Virgil Hill. Hearns outboxed the champion and added a sixth world title to his illustrious career.

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Thomas Hearns is a retired American boxer, nicknamed the “Motor City Cobra” and more famously “Hitman.” Hearns became the first boxer in history to win world titles in four divisions. He would also become the first fighter in history to win five world titles in five different divisions. He is best known for his fights with Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran.

He won six world titles in five weight classes during his pro career, defeating future boxing hall of famers such as Pipino Cuevas, Wilfred Benítez, Virgil Hill and Roberto Durán. Hearns started his career by knocking out his first 17 opponents. In 1980, Hearns carried his 28-0 record into a world title match against Mexico’s Pipino Cuevas. Hearns ended Cuevas’s 4-year reign by beating him by TKO in the second round.

In 1981, Hearns the WBA champion, with a 32-0 record (30 KOs), fought WBC champion Sugar Ray Leonard (30-1) to unify the World welterweight championship in a bout dubbed “The Showdown.” Hearns and Leonard banked a combined 17 million dollars for the fight, making it the largest purse in sports history.

During his time as super welterweight champion, Hearns also ventured into the middleweight division, losing a legendary battle to undisputed champion Marvin Hagler in 1985. Billed “The Fight”, (later known as The War), this Superbout is commonly known as the three greatest rounds in history. The legendary battle elevated both fighters to superstar status.

After losing "The Fight," Hearns quickly made amends by dispatching undefeated rising star James “Black Gold” Shuler with a devastating first round knockout in 1986.

Hearns had to wait until 1989 for a rematch with Sugar Ray Leonard, this time for Leonard’s WBC super middleweight title. This was Hearns’s sixth Superfight, a fight which much of the public believed Hearns won, flooring Leonard in both the 3rd and 11th rounds. However, the judges scored the fight a controversial draw. Leonard later admitted that Hearns had beat him and that he was gifted the draw, stating the fighters were 1-1 in his book.

1991 would see one last great performance by the aging Hitman as he challenged the undefeated WBA light heavyweight champion Virgil Hill. Hearns outboxed the champion and added a sixth world title to his illustrious career.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns?

    Booking fees for Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns for your event is available upon request. Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike Tyson, Manny Pacquiao, Micky Ward, George Foreman and Sergio Garcia. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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