Thomas Hearns is a renowned former American boxer who was in his career from the year 1977 to the year 2006. While on his career, he was nicknamed as ‘Motor City Cobra’ as well as ‘The Hitman’ among other nicknames. He is mainly known for being the first boxer to win different world titles on four weight division which include Light Heavyweight, Middleweight, Welterweight and also winning the super middleweight. Here are the complete details about the career, biography, and the net worth of Thomas Hearns in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Thomas Hearns was born on 18th October in the year 1959 in Grand Junction, Tennessee. He had two siblings in which he was the youngest. In addition to this, he also has six siblings from his mother’s second marriage. He was raised by his mother together with his siblings till when Hearns was at the age of five years old in which they moved to Michigan. The parents later separated while he was at the age of seven years.
He got much of the interest in boxing through viewing several matches in television while he was at the age of 8 years old. He then commenced practicing while he was at the age of 10 years in Detroit’s Kronk Gym under Emanuel Steward in which he also joined the Amateur boxer in 1967.
Thomas Hearns is married to Renee Hearns who they have been living together. However, he has kept his personal life secretly in which less is known of their relationship.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Thomas Hearns commenced his professional boxing career in the year 1977. He failed to get much recognition from the public despite winning streak of 17 fights by knockout. However, he got his breakthrough in 1980 after he defeated Jose “Pipino” Cuevas on two rounds after which he then earned the World Boxing Association welterweight title. He then lost in 1981 to Sugar Ray Leonard hence losing the unified welterweight. He kept the hard work over and over again to redeem himself.
Following his hard work, he became the first boxer to win the world titles on four division together with later being the first boxer to win five world titles on five division which as a result, led him to be nicknamed “Motor City Cobra” and “Hitman.” The titles he earned include; Junior Middleweight title of the World Boxing Council in 1982, both WBC middleweight titles and WBC Light heavyweight in 1987 and in 1988 won the Super middleweight title of the World Boxing Organization on 12 rounds. Later he won the cruiserweight title in 1990 of the International Boxing Organization, Light Heavyweight title of WBA in 1991 as well as World Boxing Union cruiserweight title in 1995. He then retired in 2000 after suffering an ankle injury that led him to lose against Uriah Grant.
Net Worth & Earnings
Thomas Hearns has an estimated net worth of $100 thousand. This is from the fortunes he made through his career in which he got much of his earnings from the different titles he won. His boxing career was his main source of income which has highly contributed to his net worth.
Following the determination and hard work in his career, Thomas Hearns has had much success all through his career in which he enjoyed much success even after experiencing some failures in his career. He always had a comeback after he put more effort.