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BAM on Boxing Legends Part 1 of 4 If you attended the Aug. 10 boxing card at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, you may have seen one of the greatest Puerto Rican fighters of all-time, Wilfredo Gomez, who was there. More ring legends are on their way to the Sands on Thursday evening, Sept. 26: Thomas Hearns, Earnie Shavers, Gerry Cooney and Larry Holmes will be ringside. This may be your chance to meet and greet. Let’s talk about Hearns, one of my favorites! Hearns, known as the Detroit Hitman, was the first boxer in history to win world titles in four weight classes, then the first to do it in five different weight classes. Hearns started with iconic trainer Emmanuel Steward in 1977 in Detroit’s soon-to-be legendary Kronk gym, one of boxing’s most historic gyms, which was in operation from 1920 to 2006. Steward was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997. Hearns was one of the 41 world champions that Steward guided. Steward took Hearns (155-8 amateur record) and transformed him into a heavy-hitting pro who retired with a record of 61-5-1, 48K0s. Hearns was known for his classic fights with Sugar Ray Leonard and […] http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?i=ru7T75xGKR8:4r3w9Yqn3jQ:D7DqB2pKExk http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=qj6IDK7rITs




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