Ronald Hearns

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Ronald Hearns
Statistics
Real name Ronald Hearns
Nickname(s) The Chosen One
Weight(s) Light middleweight
Nationality American United States
Born (1978-12-27) 27 December 1978 (age 38)
Southfield, Michigan, United States
Stance orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 29
Wins 26
Wins by KO 20
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 0

Ronald Hearns (born 19 March 1978 in Detroit, Michigan, United States) is an American professional boxer and the son of Thomas "Hitman" Hearns.

Hearns fights at both the light middleweight and middleweight divisions.[1]

Background[edit]

Hearns began boxing as a teenager at Kronk and Butzel Gym’s in Detroit. However, his father, a former world champion had him barred from the gyms in order that he would concentrate on his education.[2]

Hearns attended American University where he graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. During his time at AU he played for the university basketball team, the Eagles.[2]

Following this his father became supportive of his boxing and Hearns Jr. gained a record of 10-0 (10 KO) during his brief amateur career and won the 2004 National Middleweight Championship Title.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Hearns turned professional in April 2004 at the Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan. In his debut Hearns defeated unbeaten novice Alex Black with a first round knockout.[1] On March 28, 2009, in a televised bout, he was knocked out by Harry Joe Yorgey his first professional loss. He faced middleweight champion Felix Sturm February 19, 2011 and lost by KO in the 7th round.

Professional boxing record[edit]

26 Wins (20 knockouts, 6 decisions), 3 Losses, 0 Draws, 0 No Contests[3]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 26–3 Cuba Erislandy Lara - TKO (10) 2012-04-20 Nevada MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 26–2 Germany Felix Sturm TKO 7 (12), 0:48 2011-02-19 Germany Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany WBA Super World Middleweight World title on the line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boxrec. "Ronald Hearns". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 15 October 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "Career". Official Ronald Hearns Website. Retrieved 15 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Ronald Hearns Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

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