|Date of Birth
||October 18, 1958
|Place of Birth
||Memphis, Tennessee U.S.A.
Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958, in Memphis, raised in Detroit), is an American 7-time world champion professional boxer. Hearns is considered among the great welterweights in boxing history.
Blessed with exceptional height for a welterweight (6'1"), a broad back, and unusually long arms, Hearns has been known for his destructive punching power. His promotional fight names are "Thomas Hit Man Hearns," and "The Motor City Cobra."
He is known best for his devastating right hand, and for carrying his left hand low — a stance he uses to lure foes into an exchange, as well as to maximize the speed and change the angle of his jab, a technique called the "flicker jab". He has scored many memorable knockouts in his career, and is widely considered as one of the greatest boxers of all time.