In 1981, Hearns fought Sugar Ray Leonard in a bout dubbed The Showdown. In this legendary fight, Hearns suffered his first professional defeat when Leonard stopped him in the 14th round. In the 13th round, Leonard, behind on points on all 3 judges scorecards, needed a knockout to win.He came on strong and put Hearns through the ropes at the end of the round. Hearns was dazed, totally out of gas and received a count but was saved by the bell. Leonard, with his left eye shut and time running out, resumed his attack in the 14th.
Hearns started the round boxing and moving, but after staggering Hearns with an overhand right, Leonard pinned Hearns against the ropes. After another combination to the body and head, referee Davey Pearl stopped the fight. There would be no rematch until 1989. This time for the WBC Super Middleweight title. This was Hearnss sixth Superfight, a fight which much of the public believed Hearns won, flooring Leonard in both the 3rd and 11th rounds.However, the judges scored the fight a controversial draw. Leonard later admitted that Hearns had beat him and that he was gifted the draw, stating the fighters were 1-1 in his book. Here is an Everlast boxing glove which has been signed by Hearns & Leonard. The glove was personally signed by both boxers at signing sessions carried out and attended by Allstarsignings.
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The Allstarsignings certificate will state the date of the signing and as well as incorporating photo proof of the signing and the company address. Allstarsignings is a Manchester based sports memorabilia company. Established in 2000 we specialise in high quality hand signed autographed items. All items come directly from private signings and supplied with a speedy, reliable service. All of our autographs are individually hand signed by the stars comes with our Certificate of Authenticity incorporating photo proof.Allstarsignings have carried out hundreds of signing sessions with many stars including Pele, Eric Cantona, Kenny Dalglish, Jonny Wilkinson, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Ryan Giggs, George Best, Sugar Ray Leonard, Anthony Joshua and many many more. Huge range of signed products available. Allstarsignings is owned and run by sports fanatics and was born from our own enthusiasm for collecting autographs. All Star Signings, the number one source for signed memorabilia and autographs! All Star Signings is a Manchester based sports memorabilia company. We have carried out private and public autograph signings with many sports stars covering football, boxing, rugby, motorsport and film. The item "THOMAS HITMAN HEARNS & SUGAR RAY LEONARD DUAL SIGNED EVERLAST BOXING GLOVE PROOF" is in sale since Thursday, December 9, 2010. This item is in the category "Sports Memorabilia\Boxing Memorabilia\Autographs". The seller is "*allstarsignings*" and is located in Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.