By Mark Vester
Former five-division champion Thomas Hearns (61-5, 48KOs), age 50, wants to have one more fight. Lately he's been helping the career of son, junior middleweight prospect Ronald Hearns, but wants to have one more go in the ring. He's trying to convince his close friend and former trainer Emanuel Steward to be in his corner. Hearns has not fought since 2006.
"The more I think about it, the more I want to fight. It's always on my mind. Manny knows how I feel about boxing -- to have one final bout. I want to do it. I will do it. I think people will support me, and I know what I'm capable of. I've had plenty of calls from Europe to come over there and fight," Hearns told the Detroit Free Press .
Steward is not willing to support a Hearns return. He never wants to see Hearns in the ring again. Steward's position won't stop him from making a comeback.
"If Manny doesn't agree with me, I'll go around and make it happen myself. It's got to happen to complete my career ... have one final title fight. I respect what Manny thinks, but I have my thoughts. Everyone has a right to make a decision when he or she is finished. When God gives you a blessing, you have to use it through. God has this plan. It's all in the plan," Hearns said.
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