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Description : Here we have a rare vintage onsite poster from the Las Vegas Hilton from the night on that Thomas "Hitman" hearns made boxing history when he became the first boxer to ever win 4 world titles spanning 4 weight divisions on the 29th October 1987.

Thomas Hearns survives scare to halt Juan Domingo Roldan in glitzy Las Vegas, “Hitman” Thomas Hearns made boxing history by becoming the first man in the sport to win world titles in four different weight classes. Hearns met Argentine slugger Juan Domingo Roldan at The Las Vegas Hilton and the prize was the vacant WBC middleweight crown. Hearns, 44-2 and Roldan, 65-3-2 were fighting for the title that had been vacated when Sugar Ray Leonard had retired (for the time being) after shocking Marvelous Marvin Hagler 6 months earlier. Hearns was 29 years old at the time of the October 29 clash with Roldan, a year older.

HEARNS was a significant betting favourite going into the fight with Roldan and he almost won in a blur – decking his rival twice in the opening round with his famous right hand and putting Roldan down again with a left in the second. Roldan showed real heart to hang in there and then return fire, taking Tommy’s bombs and then coming back with a hard left hand of his own in the fourth round. The punch tagged Hearns’ somewhat shaky chin, causing the Detroit legend’s legs to briefly wobble. The 4th round was all action. Hearns grabbed and held as the crisis passed and then closed the show in spectacular fashion with a huge right hand that left Roldan flat on his face.

After the history-making victory, Hearns – who had now won world titles at welterweight, light-middleweight, middleweight and light-heavyweight – was congratulated in the ring by Hagler who had been co-commentating on the terrific action. “Take real good care of my belt until I come back, if I come back,” a smiling Hagler told a beaming Hearns. “That’s another of my wishes, Marvin,” Tommy told Hagler, in trying to set up a return of their incredible 1985 war.

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Condition : Excellent/minor edge wear/framed 4 display purposes only!
Size : 28.5in x 22.25in
Price : £125.00
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