Thomas Hearns survived a fourth-round knockdown and a tentative effort Friday night to keep his career alive with a majority 12-round super middleweight decision over James "The Heat" Kinchen.

Hearns won Kinchen's North American Boxing Federation title and was awarded the new World Boxing Organization's 168-pound title. With the WBO title, Hearns claims championships in five divisions over his career.upi 11-04-88 09:28 pps