View Full Version : Hearns rematches that should have been


80schamps
04-20-2005, 01:15 AM
Hagler and Hearns April 15th 1985 fight was the greatest 3 rounder ever.And one year later,March of 86,both fought on the same card,Hagler struggling with an 11th round stopage on John the beast Mugabi,And Hearns scoring a strong 1st round ko on James Shuler.But lets say Hagler and Hearns fought each other on that night,keep in mind that Emanual Steward commented that Hearns had peaked in the Shuler fight,and his legs were obviously stronger than in the first Hagler fight,and also Hearns is now a more filled out middleweight.Who would have prevailed? Also a Leonard Hearns rematch in 84 when hearns was so dominating :boxing: and Leonard had not retired. Who would have prevailed in this one also.

Rockin'
04-20-2005, 01:27 AM
Hearns may have beaten Leonard in '84, but that is questionable. The only rematch that I believe that Hearns would have certainly won would be against Iran Barkley. I really dont know how Barkley was still standing after Hearns was laying those bombs on him. And then that left hook, I couldnt believe it when it happened and still find it somewhat unbelievable today.........Rockin' :boxing:

M26
04-20-2005, 04:59 AM
Hagler and Hearns April 15th 1985 fight was the greatest 3 rounder ever.And one year later,March of 86,both fought on the same card,Hagler struggling with an 11th round stopage on John the beast Mugabi,And Hearns scoring a strong 1st round ko on James Shuler.But lets say Hagler and Hearns fought each other on that night,keep in mind that Emanual Steward commented that Hearns had peaked in the Shuler fight,and his legs were obviously stronger than in the first Hagler fight,and also Hearns is now a more filled out middleweight.Who would have prevailed? Also a Leonard Hearns rematch in 84 when hearns was so dominating :boxing: and Leonard had not retired. Who would have prevailed in this one also.

Hagler would still be too much for Hearns to handle in 1986. The reason is simple, he would turn it into a slugfest. And you can not survive slugging it out with Hagler. Hearns could match Haglers skill and power, but not his chin. This would be his downfall.

I believe Leonard would defeat Hearns in 84.

80schamps
04-20-2005, 04:37 PM
Hagler would still be too much for Hearns to handle in 1986. The reason is simple, he would turn it into a slugfest. And you can not survive slugging it out with Hagler. Hearns could match Haglers skill and power, but not his chin. This would be his downfall.

I believe Leonard would defeat Hearns in 84.
Possibly,but then again,I see Hearns boxing hagler from the get go,and remember it took many of Haglers punches to wear down Hearns and eventually knock him out.I see Hearns not being there as often to be hit as in the first fight.If anything ,I would think the fight would go longer with there being a knockout by either of the two men,with Hearns having no broken hand this time..

kapersky
04-20-2005, 07:46 PM
Possibly,but then again,I see Hearns boxing hagler from the get go,and remember it took many of Haglers punches to wear down Hearns and eventually knock him out.I see Hearns not being there as often to be hit as in the first fight.If anything ,I would think the fight would go longer with there being a knockout by either of the two men,with Hearns having no broken hand this time..

did he really broke his hand in the first fight?, or it was an excus? :cool:. however it was the greatest 3round fight ever

80schamps
04-21-2005, 12:40 AM
No,It was confirmed.When HBO ran the special back in 85 [I still have it]they had talked about it,and when the break happened.Hearns sat there with the bandage on his hand and was talking about how long the docter told him to keep it on,and the gradual strengthing of it,after the bandage was off.But with the way Hagler was coming at him though, who knows.

kapersky
04-21-2005, 08:21 AM
No,It was confirmed.When HBO ran the special back in 85 [I still have it]they had talked about it,and when the break happened.Hearns sat there with the bandage on his hand and was talking about how long the docter told him to keep it on,and the gradual strengthing of it,after the bandage was off.But with the way Hagler was coming at him though, who knows.

ok, what a heart he got. how can he still punch with a broken hand then?. in the third round it looks like he was quiting.

marvdave
04-21-2005, 09:41 AM
Hearns may have beaten Leonard in '84, but that is questionable. The only rematch that I believe that Hearns would have certainly won would be against Iran Barkley. I really dont know how Barkley was still standing after Hearns was laying those bombs on him. And then that left hook, I couldnt believe it when it happened and still find it somewhat unbelievable today.........Rockin' :boxing:

I think Hearns never beats Hagler. Hagler is too strong (mind and chin)
Leonard is debateable

As far as Barkley, Hearns did fight and lose a rematch with The Blade. It was a decision, but Hearns took a beating. It was at Light Heavyweight I believe.

The_One77
04-22-2005, 05:23 PM
i've never actually seen there second match, how the hell did hearns lose again?
He pratically trashed him the first time until barkley unloosed a lucky punch to hearns chin.
That was one heck of a suprise!

dansweeney
04-22-2005, 05:29 PM
i've never actually seen there second match, how the hell did hearns lose again?
He pratically trashed him the first time until barkley unloosed a lucky punch to hearns chin.
That was one heck of a suprise!


hearns was done by 1992 when they rematched, he wasnt the same fighter at that point. hearns would have kayoed leonard in 84, i also believe hearns would have stopped hagler in a rematch, hagler was on the way down after that fight

OliverNo1
04-23-2005, 03:55 PM
Hearns would have beaten SRL in any rematch at any weight upto 86-87.

Unfortunately the same cant be said of Hagler - His granite jaw would have always given him the edge.

80schamps
04-24-2005, 12:24 AM
I think all the matches would have been debateable,all could have gone either way,Hearns scores sensational knockouts or Hagler and Leonard could do the same,more so Hagler.