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IRS auction goes well for Hearns

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DETROIT (AP)

Thomas "Hitman'' Hearns says an auction to help him pay off a $448,000 tax debt went well.

The 51-year-old Hearns told The Associated Press he didn't yet know how much Saturday's auction raised. He said it "went well'' and people were "very kind'' to come out for the event billed as the "Battle of His Life.''

The event at the Auction Block featured a 1957 Chevy, three boats, a three-wheeled motorcycle and boxing memorabilia. Obie Moore, owner of the Auction Block, said the IRS was on hand and will get the money.

Hearns held WBA, WBC, WBU and IBO titles ranging between 1980 and 1999. His three-round loss to Marvin Hagler for the middleweight title in 1985 is generally considered one of the best bouts in boxing history.

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