This is an extraordinary story of how a poor boy from a
single-parent family in the urban wastelands of Detroit became a
boxing superstar . From his life changing meeting with trainer
Emanuel Steward at the Kronk gym, through his blistering early
career to his prodigious later feats, Hit Man is the definitive
story of one of the biggest names in boxing.
Thomas Hearns was the most exciting boxer of modern times.
Winner of eight world titles at six different weights, he competed
in four decades and was twice Ring magazine's Fighter of the Year.
He is recognised as one of the greatest punchers of all time, and
took part in some of the most memorable contests ever. His rivalry
with Sugar Ray Leonard, his destruction of Roberto Duran and his
epic war with Marvin Hagler will go down in sporting folklore, and
he is known worldwide by his instantly memorable nickname: the Hit