When boxing fans hear the last name Hearns, they immediately think of Thomas "The Hitman". A former six division champion, and one of the best known fighters of all time that just happened to also be a part of some of the most memorable fights in history. Thomas's son Ronald, also a world class fighter, is looking to get out of his father's shadow and make his own history.
Born and raised in Michigan, boxing was in his blood. However, Ronald's career got off to a late start because that's how his father wanted it. Ronald is now making up for lost time and proving that he one day will be a champion.
Ronald currently holds a perfect record of 21-0 with 17 knockout victories. His next fight takes place in Miami, Oklahoma on March 28th, and will be featured on Showtime World Championship Boxing. Harry Joe Yorgey, also undefeated, will be the next hurdle for the motivated Hearns.
When your father is an icon in the sport, there is no doubt it will be tough to get out of his shadow and make his own mark on "the sweet science." Ronald Hearns has all the tools in the world to do just that. The former guard on American University's basketball team is a truly superior athlete. Getting a late start in one of the most grueling sports in the world is one thing, but to be perfect in 21 fights is another.
Hearns has very solid hand speed and excellent footwork. The attribute that makes him the most dangerous is his ring smarts. "The Chosen One" is a very cerebral fighter and uses that to know what his opponent is thinking before it happens. The frustration sets in and Hearns attacks and goes for the kill. The mental aspect of the fight game is what will separate Ronald on his path to the title in the 154 pound weight division.
Ronald Hearns has fought at a few different weight classes, but thinks his home is at 154. Hearns is a very disciplined 30, which means getting to the weight shouldn't be a concern. Being 6 foot 3 inches, Hearns will normally be bigger than his opponent. Having a great reach and speed is a great combination to have, and Hearns makes it work to perfection.
Ronald Hearns, a true family man, knows what it takes to be the best. He is more focused than ever, and looks for all of his hard work to pay off on March 28th.
The talent of Hearns is catching the eye of many observers in the world of boxing, and it's not because of who his father is. Ronald has been featured on Showtime World Championship Boxing several times, and recently agreed to a boxing t-shirt, clothing and apparel deal with Cleveland, Ohio based Pound 4 Pound Apparel (www.pound4poundapparel.com).
Boxing has gotten off to a great start in 2009, and Ronald Hearns will look to keep that momentum going this Saturday. And in the very near future, if he has anything to say about it, there's a good chance that when boxing fans hear the last name Hearns, they will have a couple options to think about.
Visit http://www.pound4poundapparel.com/ for more information on Ronald Hearns new line of boxing t-shirts, clothing and apparel.
Pound 4 Pound Apparel, a Cleveland, Ohio based designer and distributor of officially licensed boxing t-shirts, clothing and apparel has signed Ronald 'The Chosen One' Hearns to a licensing agreement.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) March 27, 2009 -- Pound 4 Pound Apparel, a Cleveland, Ohio based company specializing in the design and distribution of officially licensed boxing t-shirts, clothing and apparel announced today it has signed Ronald Hearns to a licensing agreement. Pound 4 Pound Apparel works hand in hand with boxers to create complete lines of boxing t-shirts, clothing and apparel designed specifically to each boxer's unique style, brand and message.
Hearns, currently ranked 7th in the world in the junior middleweight division by the WBC, has compiled a professional record of 21-0 with 17 knockouts over his five year professional career. A Detroit, Michigan native, Hearns is the son of former six-division champion, Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns.
Hearns is scheduled to fight fellow undefeated junior middleweight contender Harry Joe Yorgey on Saturday, March 28 at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. The fight will be aired live on Showtime at 11:00 p.m.
According to Scott Swerbinsky, Vice President of Sales, "We are extremely happy to have Ronald as a part of our team. He is a skilled, athletic fighter inside the ring, and a great man, husband and father outside of it. We believe in his message of faith, hard work and devotion, and are proud to have him represent Pound 4 Pound Apparel."
For more information on the complete line of officially licensed Ronald Hearns boxing t-shirts, clothing and apparel, visit http://www.pound4poundapparel.com/.
For more information about Ronald Hearns, you can visit his official website at http://www.ronaldhearns.com/.
To learn more about Ronald's upcoming fight with Harry Joe Yorgey, or to order Showtime, visit http://www.sho.com/.
Pound 4 Pound Apparel is owned by Benchmarked Services, LLC, located in Bay Village, Ohio.