THOMAS HEARNS became the “Hit Man” once again as he crushed Roberto Duran in the second of their scheduled 12-rounder to retain his WBC light-middleweight title in Las Vegas.
The stunningly impressive victory by Hearns sets up a big fight with Marvin Hagler, the middleweight champion. “He knows we’re coming,” Hearns said. “I can see him now, shaking like a leaf.”
The devastating hitting of Hearns as he floored Duran twice in round one and then dropped him face-first with a big right in round two showed he has not lost his punching power.