View Full Version : One for the aged

02-05-2006, 04:25 PM
At the age of 47, Thomas Hearns has lost much of his speed and power. His self-confidence is still intact, though.

Saturday, Hearns needed 10 rounds to stop 40-year-old journeyman Shannon Landberg, but he wasn't going to give himself a poor grade.
"On a scale from 1 to 10, I would probably give myself a 7 or an 8," he said. "I can't give myself a perfect 10, because when I had him in trouble, I let him off the hook. That's not me."
In 1981, Hearns beat Ernie Singletary in the Bahamas, then watched as Muhammad Ali stumbled through a career-ending decision loss to Trevor Berbick in the main event.


Nappy Roots
02-05-2006, 04:43 PM

thats a damn shame.

02-05-2006, 04:52 PM
I think that these types of matches really hurt the sport. There should be a limitation on age when it comes to boxing.

02-06-2006, 11:10 AM
The problem with these old guys is they beat down a couple of cupcakes on a "comeback trail" and get a false thought in their mind that they can still hang with the elite. Hopefully Hearns never makes it to another fight of signifigance because he's done and needs to take his money, enjoy it, and stop beating up his kid!