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Hearns not delaying bout for legal resolution

Updated: January 13, 2006, 5:55 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Thomas Hearns has faced a lot of obstacles in nearly 30 years as a professional boxer, but none like this: fighting while facing a charge that he struck his own child.

Hearns, who was arrested New Year's Day and is accused of hitting his 13-year-old son during an argument, will meet Shannon Landberg in a Feb. 4 bout at the Palace.

"I've had distractions before, including when my father died while I was training for a fight in 1989," Hearns said Friday. "But ...

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