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Thomas Hearns vs Fred Hutchings

Thomas Hearns vs Fred Hutchings

Date: 15th September 1984

Venue: Civic Center, Saginaw, Michigan

Title: WBC World Super-welterweight Title

Promoter: Fight Night Inc


Thomas Hearns
( 39 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 154 lbs

Fred Hutchings
( 27 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 153 3/4 lbs

The WBC World Super-welterweight Title was defended by Thomas Hearns for the third time on 15th September 1984 at the Civic Center in Saginaw, Michigan. The promoter of the fight was Fight Night Inc. and the referee was Arthur Mercante. Fred Hutchings, from Stockton, California, had a record of 27-1-0, while Hearns, from Detroit, Michigan, had a record of 39-1-0 going into this fight. Hutchings was ranked third by the WBC and weighed in at 154lbs, while Hearns weighed in at 153¼lbs.

Hearns dominated the fight from the start, dropping Hutchings twice in the first round with a flurry of punches. Despite his attempts to recover, Hutchings was unable to withstand Hearns’s relentless attack in the following rounds. Late in the third round, the referee stopped the fight as Hutchings was reeling helplessly from a barrage of punches, and Hearns was declared the winner by TKO.

This fight was a significant moment in Hearns’s career, as it marked his third successful defence of his WBC World Super-welterweight Title and solidified his position as one of the top fighters in the world. Hearns reportedly made about $400,000 for this fight, a substantial sum at the time.

The fight between Hearns and Hutchings was a highly anticipated event and lived up to expectations, with Hearns showing his superiority in the ring. His quick and powerful punches, combined with his impressive defence, made him a formidable opponent for any fighter.

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