This fight would start before they even got in the ring. with verbal insults that started when Ray Leonard heard Tommy wanted to fight him.
Ray would tell Tommy I'm gonna hit you eight times before one even know the first one hit you.
the fight would take place on September 16th 1981 after a year of back and forth they finally met in the ring.
the first round would start slow as both fighters were trying to figure each other out. however at the end of the first round Leonard would put his hand on Tommy's face as he put it to say '' I got you sucker'' Hearns didn't like that after the bell rang Tommy hit Leonard with a right hook.
at that moment you remembered all the trash talk and so did they.
as the second round began so too did Tommy hitting Ray with a package of straight rights and multiple hooks. Tommy was trying to knock ray out, the fight would continue that way until the 6th round when ray landed a huge counter punch and wobbled Tommy. suddenly Ray was the stalker and he was trying to knock Tommy out.
Tommy looked all but done, until the 8th round when he came out boxing swiftly moving around the ring and beating Ray to the punch.
then before the 12th round with Angelo Dundee screaming at him telling him ''your blowing it kid your blowing it'' Ray came out on a mission to get this fight stopped. he almost did as he dropped Hearns in the tangled in the ropes in the 14th. again Tommy fell into the ropes and then round ended.
the fight would end in the 15th after ray landed a huge right hook that sent Tommy into the ropes all Ray had to do was stay on him and keep punching. he did and the fight was stopped, ray was the true welterweight champion.