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16/09/1981 Leonard knocks out Hearns to unify middleweight title

Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns fought in September 1981 at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada to unify the world welterweight championship in a scheduled fifteen-rounder. They fought before a live crowd of 23,618 and a worldwide TV audience of some 300 million. After hurting Hearns with a right, Leonard exploded with a combination of punches and sent Hearns through the ropes.