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Thomas Hearns

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Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 2006. Nicknamed the "Motor City Cobra", and more famously "The Hitman", Hearns's tall, slender build and oversized arms and shoulders allowed him to move up over fifty pounds in his career and become the first boxer in history to win world titles in five weight divisions: welterweight, light middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight. Hearns was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1980 and 1984; the latter following his knockout of Roberto Durán. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Hearns has received more than 3,336,623 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Thomas Hearns is the 88th most popular boxer (down from 81st in 2019), the 6,774th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,414th in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Boxer.

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Among boxers, Thomas Hearns ranks 88 out of 326Before him are Carlo Orlandi, Fernando Atzori, István Énekes, Aureliano Bolognesi, Santiago Lovell, and Pete Rademacher. After him are Sandro Lopopolo, James J. Jeffries, Arturo Gatti, Frankie Genaro, Andrew Golota, and Jean Despeaux.

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Among people born in 1958, Thomas Hearns ranks 225Before him are James Wilby, Chibly Langlois, Helen Fielding, Joseba Sarrionandia, Bebe Neuwirth, and Dmitry Kozak. After him are Alannah Myles, Grigory Rodchenkov, Radu Mihăileanu, Adrian Rawlins, Mircea Geoană, and Andreas Wenzel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Hearns ranks 6,774 out of 18,182Before him are Rex Cawley (1940), Chuck Mangione (1940), Elizabeth Berkley (1972), Mickey Marcus (1901), Billy Barty (1924), and Chuck McCann (1934). After him are Jessica Capshaw (1976), Jackson Showalter (1860), Trey Parker (1969), Daniel Quillen (1940), Leo Kadanoff (1937), and Charles Reisner (1887).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Thomas Hearns ranks 44Before him are Michael Spinks (1956), Carmen Basilio (1927), Samuel Berger (1884), Jimmy Ellis (1940), Tony Zale (1913), and Pete Rademacher (1928). After him are James J. Jeffries (1875), Frankie Genaro (1901), Riddick Bowe (1967), Bernard Hopkins (1965), Deontay Wilder (1985), and James Smith (1953).