8. Thomas Hearns

Afforded the opportunity of greatness by the rivals he got to fight, Hearns never shirked a challenge.

Tall with enormous reach, Tommy had thunderous power in both hands. Forged in the heat of Detroit’s Kronk Gym, he helped make the name of that intimidating production line.

His unforgettable tear-up with Marvin Hagler in 1985 remains has three of the greatest rounds in boxing history, and he had two showdowns with Sugar Ray Leonard while also destroying Roberto Duran in two rounds.

He claimed world titles at numerous weights and his warrior spirit saw him involved in some tremendous fights. Though he fought on past his best, Hearns’ legacy is solid gold.

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