Thomas Hearns (46-3, 38 KOs)

vs. Sugar Ray Leonard (35-1, 25 KOs)


June 12, 1989, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nev.

 This was the long-overdue rematch of their spectacular 1981 bout (a 14th-round TKO by Leonard, Hearns' first loss), one of the greatest welterweight fights of all time. Leonard suffered a detatched retina shortly after that one, and both fighters were in decline by the time they met again, eight years later. Nevertheless, this turned into a war between two proud legends -- this time as super middleweights -- with an outcome that remains controversial today.

 CLICK HERE to watch the original broadcast of Leonard-Hearns II from Caesar's Palace.