The Leonard/Hearns Saga (1989)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Sports  |   Run Time - 45 min.  |  
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Two of the most memorable boxing matches of the 1980s are replayed in this Caesar's Palace release The Leonard/Hearns Saga. The first of the epic battles took place on September 16, 1981. Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns went head to head for 14 rounds that night. In the end, Leonard showed his true grit by overcoming a match disadvantage to knock down Hearns in the 13th round. His last-minute rebound makes for exciting television and bragging rights. The next time the two pair up, it is June 12, 1989. The meeting of the gloves was dubbed "The War." Much to Hearns' chagrin, Leonard was declared Super Middleweight Champion after defeating his opponent in 12 rounds. Boxing fans consider this rivalry one of the greatest.

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boxing, contest, fight, rival, sports