Thomas Hearns, Jr.
Tommy Hearns Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer of Virtual Fights Unlimited. He has a lifetime experience building and managing relationships within the professional boxing community. Mr. Hearns grew up in the boxing world. He began learning how to box at the age of nine by watching his father and other fighters at the gym. Later, he became the manager for Tommy Hearns Sr., where he gained first-hand experience in boxing management, promotion, and licensing. As a boxer and aficionado of gaming concepts, Mr. Hearns created the vision of VFU combining virtual reality with today’s artificial intelligence, holographic imagery, and the ability for a business such as the VFU to become a reality. As the leader of the organization he will be supervising the company’s AI Team, coordinating the professional boxers, their likeness and licenses. He will also oversee the marketing efforts of the enterprise, as well as the television channel, its contents and revenue models.
Michael J. Smith
My name is Michael J. Smith and I am an attorney in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. You can call me Mike. To tell you a little bit about myself, I was raised in southeast Michigan and attended Wayne State University for my undergrad, graduating with distinction as a criminal justice major. After playing baseball for Wayne, I moved to Georgia where I was a member of the Valdosta Red Sox, a minor league affiliate. While playing under the bright lights was thrilling, I wanted to establish a career for myself outside of sports. I moved back to my home state and went to law school at Michigan State University. Before earning my Juris Doctorate degree, I enjoyed being an editor for MSU’s Law Review and had some of my work published in it. Shortly after passing the bar exam, I was appointed Magistrate over Clinton Township, Harrison Township, and Mt. Clemens, becoming one of the youngest magistrate judges to ever serve in the State of Michigan. I’ve also been an Assistant Township Attorney and was a partner of a budding local firm. In the 90s I launched my own firm – Michael J. Smith & Associates, where I currently practice.
Thomas "Hitman" Hearns
Thomas “Hitman” Hearns also known as “The Motorcity Cobra” became the first boxer in history to win world titles in four divisions. He would also go on to become the first fighter in history to win five world titles in five different divisions. In 1980, Hearns carried his 28-0 record into a world title match against Mexico’s Pipino Cuevas and was victorious by TKO! Hearns was named Ring Magazine “fighter of the year” in 1980 and 1984. He is a seven time world Champion!
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Roberto Durán rose from poverty to become a famed professional boxer. Known for his versatile, yet technical punching power, he won world championships in four weight classes and earned the nickname Manos de Piedra (“Hands of Stone”). Durán is the second boxer (after Jack Johnson) to have competed over a span of five decades (1968-2001). Durán retired from boxing in 2002, and was elected to the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006 and 2007, respectively.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Leonard, byname of Ray Charles Leonard, (born May 17, 1956, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S.), American boxer, known for his agility and finesse, who won 36 of 40 professional matches and various titles. As an amateur, he took an Olympic gold medal in the light-welterweight class at the 1976 Games in Montreal.
Mike Tyson was the youngest boxer to win the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council, and International Boxing Federation titles. In 1988, Tyson became the lineal heavyweight champion after knocking out Michael Spinks in a 91-second bout. The boxer's career record includes 50 wins (including 44 KOs), six losses, and two no contests.