Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns was the first man to win titles in four different weight classes. That was more than 20 years ago. He's now in debt to the IRS, and his possessions are being auctioned to pay the bill.
Deadspin, in a whale of a downer post, found a number of lots whose prosaic nature speak to Hearns' destitution and the tragedy of his situation. One of them was a GameCube. Looking through the auction listing, there are several more Hearns-owned video game items, including, for some reason, three different PS2s.
The auction is this Saturday, at The Auction Block, 12660 Greenfield Rd., Detroit, Mich., in case you're in the neighborhood and looking to bid on an old Xbox with an unusual and unfortunate history.
The 10 Saddest Items In Thomas "Hitman" Hearns's Police Auction [Deadspin]
True Driving Mad Catz Controller, compatible with PlayStation, PS2 and PS3.
PS2 slimline model "with power cable." Don't worry, it has an A/V cable too.
Standard-case PS2 with one controller.
GameCube with three controllers. Dunno if it has the other cables. Appears to be a game in the box but I can't see what.
Original Xbox with GameStop replacement controller.
Here's the big-value lot: A PS2 slim, controller, all the cables, two memory units, Jampack Vol. 13 and Enter the Matrix, plus carrying case.
PlayStation 3 and two controllers. Looks like it's the 60GB US launch model. Can't tell if those are DualShocks.