Iran Barkley (24-4, 12 KOs)
vs. Thomas Hearns (45-2, 38 KOs)
June 6, 1988, Las Vegas Hilton
Thomas "The Hit Man" Hearns came into this fight as a solid favorite to retain the WBC middleweight crown he had won eight months earlier by stopping the great Juan Roldan in four rounds. Barkley had won twice since his 1987 loss to Sumbu Kalambay for the WBA's belt, and was motivated to do better in his second world title shot. This one was short and electrifying.
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