​October 29, 1987: Thomas Hearns Makes Boxing History

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Hearns became the 1st fighter in history to win world titles in 4 weight divisions when he defeated Juan Domingo Roldan by a 4th-round KO to win the vacant WBC Middleweight Championship.

Thomas Hearns is a retired professional boxer. Nicknamed the “Motor City Cobra” and more famously “The Hitman,” Hearns became the 1st boxer in history to win world titles in 4 divisions. 

He would also become the 1st fighter in history to win 5 world titles in 5 different divisions. 

Read more about Thomas Hearns’ history making fight at: Daily Black History Facts

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