earns began the second looking to work behind his jab. Because his deadly right was out of commission, "The Hit Man" tried to replicate some of his stealthier moves from fights against Sugar Ray Leonard and Wilfred Benitez. From time to time he feinted with the right and unleashed a left hook, but Hagler shook off the shots and attacked—sometimes from a southpaw stance, sometimes from orthodox.
Although Hearns landed his share of blows, including a crushing left hook late, Hagler, still bleeding freely, was pushing him back and battering the body as often as possible.
Again, Hagler finished strong during the closing seconds, bludgeoning Hearns against the ropes. At the end of the round, Hearns grinned at Hagler before wobbling back to his corner.