‘F*** You Doing?’ – Mike Tyson Taunts Tommy Hearns for Crying After His First Fight With “Sugar” Ray Leonard

Published 04/04/2021, 1:20 PM EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 25: Mike Tyson speaks onstage during the “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truthts” panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour – Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


The former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson continues to make waves in the boxing world even after his retirement, and fans continue to track his every activity. Moreover, ‘Iron’ Mike keeps himself supremely active on his social handles and even puts out entertaining episodes on his own podcast channel. Recently on his Hotboxin podcast, Tyson brought in some bigwigs of boxing like ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns, and Shane Mosley.

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During the podcast, Leonard unveiled an astonishing anecdote about what Tommy Hearns said to him after their first fight in 1981.

“He also walked up to me and he was crying. He said, ‘Ray, you know what you are the best'” said ‘Sugar.’

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Tyson then interrupted the chat and asked Hearns, “F**kin crying for this little man? F**k you doing?”

‘Sugar’ and Hearns battled each other out twice in the retro boxing era. In their first contest, Leonard ended Hearns’ undefeated boxing stint by finishing him in round 14. The duo engaged in a sheer tussle with each other and in the podcast, ‘Sugar’ even admitted that this was one of his toughest fights.

After this loss, a heartbroken ‘Hitman’ approached Ray Leonard and adjudged him as the best.

However, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ laughed over this anecdote and questioned Hearns on why did he cry over this loss. Furthermore, the entire studio shared a laugh on the same subsequently.

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What happened between ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns in their rematch?

After their first contest in 1981, the pair touched gloves with each other yet again in 1989. This time, a polished Tommy Hearns presented his best self in the ring and went toe to toe against ‘Sugar.’

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The rematch between the two ended in a split decision draw as both the boxers gave in their best shot.

Despite the results, the duo never hampered their relationship. Their sublime bond continues even today and looking back at their fights, they’re only proud.

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Boxers like Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns graced the ring and made the sport even more compelling. They are true ambassadors of the sport and have left a prolific legacy behind.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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