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About the Author

Brian Hughes is a renowned boxing coach who has known Thomas Hearns since his teens. He is the author of numerous bestselling boxing and sports biographies. Damian Hughes, is founder of the consultancy www.liquidthinker.com and the author of several books on success and leadership.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Milo Books (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903854903
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903854907
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #741,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Damian and Brian Hughes delivered a solid in depth look at the boxing career and life of Thomas Hearns. Some of the elaborate detail of Thomas' more notable matches put me right there as if i were at ringside. I agree with the evaluation these authors give of Hearns career. During his hay days in the 1980's he was one of boxing' s best though never the best. The Hit Man will always be remembered as one of the best fighters to ever put on a pair of gloves. Though he may not crack some people's top tens he was still great nonetheless as you will learn if you read this biography.
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So well written and comprehensive regarding Hearns' entire body of work as a professional and as a person. I could not stop reading. I am not an avid reader, but I have always been a Thomas Hearns fan. Now I am a Damian and Brian Hughes fan as well.
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Hitman Hearns was my fighter in the Boxing ring back in the 80's. when he got robbed against Sugar Ray Leonard I was hot about that. that fight against Haggler was three rounds of some of the greatest fighting i have ever seen. this book covers him really well and also it balances out everything. the Hit Man was the truth in the ring
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As Mr. Peltz points out, the book is Not without factual errors in it. They do exist.

But they were not so grave with which to spoil the book for me.

The issue Russell Peltz has with the aforementioned bout with Alfonso Hayman, IMO is easily explained, even though, the writers still made some obvious flubs.

In essense, they combined two bouts. The Alfonso Hayman bout on April 3rd, whihc was indeed televised by Prism and the Harold Weston bout that was on May 20th, which WAS televised by CBS. This is an example of an honest, but unfortunate mistake of mixing up fights and dates.

I can understand Mr. Peltz personal stake in being annoyed by this error, but this should not be an example of why anyone should or would steer clear of this book. The Good far outweighs the bad.

Along with George Kimball's Four Kings, I think the Hughes' provided boxing fans with an excellent companion to sit next to Kimball's book on anyone's boxing book shelf.

Definitely recommend this to Boxing fans and specifically Tommy Hearns fans.

Cost and content, I think it is well worth the purchase.

Hawk
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I think this book tells the truth about Hearn's career. It was like reliving the big fights of his. This book even taught me a few things that I didn't know about Tommy, so I'm even more impressed by him now. I've been a fan since day one!

Michael Simmons
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This book covers Tommy Hearns career from his early days right through to his retirement from the ring. It focuses mainly on the boxing part of his life and doesn't spend much time on family and loves away from the ring. However, it gave me a better insight in to the career of a fighter that I followed throughout my youth and it provided me with a good read. I'd recommend it for anyone who enjoyed watching Tommy in the ring.
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