FROM THE ARCHIVE: Nowhere safe


NOWHERE SAFE: The look on Segundo Murillo’s face seems to represent what must have gone through the minds of many of Tommy Hearns’ early welterweight opponents: “How the hell is this guy hitting me over here when just a second ago he was way over there?” At 6-foot-1 with a 78-inch reach, the Hitman was definitely not your typical 147-pounder. This fight took place in Detroit on March 3, 1979, and was Hearns’ 17th pro bout. He ended his career 50 fights later in 2006, with a record of 65-5-1 (48 KOs) and the distinction of all-time great.

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