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From what I understand... he is not retired... and he is still boxing! He hasn't won a World Championship ever since he lost on of his Light-Heavyweight Crowns to Iran "The Blade" Barkley in 1992... he is in his late 40s... and showing no signs of retiring! I don't know what weight division he is in... so what's up with him? Does he still get any attention? Does he still fight in the big leagues? Is he in Championship contention at all whatsoever? What is he doing? What do you think he should do? One more thing... Thomas Hearns is a LEGEND!!!:thumbsup:
 

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White Tyson said:
From what I understand... he is not retired... and he is still boxing! He hasn't won a World Championship ever since he lost on of his Light-Heavyweight Crowns to Iran "The Blade" Barkley in 1992... he is in his late 40s... and showing no signs of retiring! I don't know what weight division he is in... so what's up with him? Does he still get any attention? Does he still fight in the big leagues? Is he in Championship contention at all whatsoever? What is he doing? What do you think he should do? One more thing... Thomas Hearns is a LEGEND!!!:thumbsup:
Hearns should retire, he isn't sounding so good, he is not a contender anyomre, and he isn't the hitter he used to be.
 

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Hearns should retire, he isn't sounding so good, he is not a contender anyomre, and he isn't the hitter he used to be.
I always thought he was better than Sugar Ray Leonard! Not as good an athlete or as quick! Just better!
 

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I always thought he was better than Sugar Ray Leonard! Not as good an athlete or as quick! Just better!

Hearns hit harder, other than that Leonard was better.
 

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i think now its more for the love of the sport than anything else with hearns, he fights guy's mostly off the club circuit, i dont see why he hould retire if he still enjoys to box, its not like he's being ko every time he get's in the ring or he's taking punishment.
 

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White Tyson said:
From what I understand... he is not retired... and he is still boxing! He hasn't won a World Championship ever since he lost on of his Light-Heavyweight Crowns to Iran "The Blade" Barkley in 1992... he is in his late 40s... and showing no signs of retiring! I don't know what weight division he is in... so what's up with him? Does he still get any attention? Does he still fight in the big leagues? Is he in Championship contention at all whatsoever? What is he doing? What do you think he should do? One more thing... Thomas Hearns is a LEGEND!!!:thumbsup:
Hearns may think he has something left, but IMO, he should consider retiring before he gets hurt physically. He has an expressive record... winning six world titles, and was known to be one of the most ferocious punchers. And, without a doubt, he will be inducted into the IBHOF.
 

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no a fighter should make his own mind up when his time is through, as ive said he's fighting on the club circuit not the world stage where he is to good for these guy's. as a fighter myself i would never say when another should hang them up and find it fcucking rediculous when somebody who aint even been in a ring say's a fighters time is up.
 

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no a fighter should make his own mind up when his time is through, as ive said he's fighting on the club circuit not the world stage where he is to good for these guy's. as a fighter myself i would never say when another should hang them up and find it fcucking rediculous when somebody who aint even been in a ring say's a fighters time is up.
Hi Tommy,

I know that there is a suggested "Father Time" setup for boxers, but that's not written in stone that you must retire. But, do you feel it's safe for fighters near 50 years of age to enter the ring with some of the younger fighters in their division?
 

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Lisa said:
Hi Tommy,

I know that there is a suggested "Father Time" setup for boxers, but that's not written in stone that you must retire. But, do you feel it's safe for fighters near 50 years of age to enter the ring with some of the younger fighters in their division?
hi lisa.

i dont see why not if there still competitve and pass a mandatory medical that all fighters have to take, if a fighter still has the will and heart to get it on nearing 50 they should be left to if there being pummled in the ring we have doctors at ringside a fef in the middle and hopfully good guy's in the corner who will stop the fight.
 

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tommygunn said:
hi lisa.

i dont see why not if there still competitve and pass a mandatory medical that all fighters have to take, if a fighter still has the will and heart to get it on nearing 50 they should be left to if there being pummled in the ring we have doctors at ringside a fef in the middle and hopfully good guy's in the corner who will stop the fight.
Your point of view is well taken.

Whether it's love for the money or the sport, the fighter should use his/her better judgment on when it's time to call it quits, regardless of the fact they are still passing their physical.

Surely, fighters are made aware by their physician(s) that there is a strong possibility of them suffering from a cognitive decline and affected speech as they age because of a long-term history of fighting with blows taken to the head.
 

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when you look at the great willie pep who fought obout 250 bouts untill well into his 40's living a full and normal life untill the age of 84 you can see both points of view. obviously you dont want to see a fighter hurt but look at bernhard hopkins he'll be 43 come his next fight and he looks like he can go on for another 43.
 

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tommygunn said:
when you look at the great willie pep who fought obout 250 bouts untill well into his 40's living a full and normal life untill the age of 84 you can see both points of view. obviously you dont want to see a fighter hurt but look at bernhard hopkins he'll be 43 come his next fight and he looks like he can go on for another 43.
That's true, and we have Holyfield whose not ready to call it quits.
 
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