Mason to Make Ring Return
Boxing returns to the Grand Victoria Casino here Saturday, November 27th when Detroit ring legend Tommy “Hitman” Hearns and his Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward bring Hearn’s son, a young, undefeated middleweight prospect named Ronald Hearns to fight a six round special attraction.
The 25 year old Hearns is 4-0 with 2 knockouts in his short professional career after just 10 amateur fights.
“Ronald started late because his education came first,” said Emanuel Steward. “But this kid is a real prospect in his own right, he can really fight.” Hearns will box a six round bout.
Tommy told the Las Vegas Review Journal that his son was not permitted to box at first. “I wanted him to do his own thing, become his own man and to get an education,” said Hearns. “It was important to me for him to become the best person he could be and not just what I was.”
Cincinnati heavyweight Richard “Hard Face” Mason will return to the ring after a three year layoff and face veteran Antonio Colbert in another six round bout. Mason has not fought since February of 2000 when he lost a close decision to current WBO heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster in Madison Square Garden.
“I never retired,” claimed Mason. “I just got married and was busy raising children. I always wanted to fight again and this is a great opportunity to get back in action.”
Promoter Ron Kern said there would be four additional bouts on the card.
Tickets are priced at $40 Ringside, $25 general admission and are on sale at the Grand Victoria Casino or from Larry Mullins at 859-441-8833. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. and the first bell is at 8:00 P.M.