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Old 10-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #40
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Default Re: Fighters that flourished in the face of adversity . . . . . . .

Originally Posted by ELECTRIC GURU View Post
Yeah he was even in trouble at one point v Dennis Andries. Tommy knew his punch resistance was poor but he loved nothing more to get in the trenches and go for broke with opponents. Even in the Leonard 2 fight, Hearns was badly shaken in the 5th and 12th but he still fought through it. If he had Haglers chin he could have been the greatest of all time.

Tommy took risks he didn't have to, but he was an entertainer

He deserved the decision in the Leonard rematch, but he had to take a serious beating especially in the 12th to survive.

If he had Hagler's chin, he would have been unstoppable! Imagine if Hearns was undefeated with wins over Leonard, Hagler, Benitez, Duran, Hill
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