Roberto Duran Speaker Profile
Panamanian Professional Boxer
Roberto Duran Biography
Roberto Duran was born June 16, 1951 and is a retiredprofessional boxer from Panama, widely regarded as one of the greatest boxersof all time. A versatile brawler in the ring, he was nicknamed "Manos dePiedra" (or "Hands of Stone") during his career.
In 2002, he was chosen by The Ring to be the 5th greatestfighter of the last 80 years. Bert Sugar rates him as the 8th greatest fighterof all-time and many consider him the greatest lightweight of alltime. He held world titles at four differentweights-lightweight (1972-79), welterweight (1980), junior middleweight(1983-84) and middleweight (1989). He was the second boxer to have fought aspan of five decades.
He finally retired in January 2002 at age 50 (havingpreviously retired in 1998) following a bad car crash in October 2001, with aprofessional record of 119 fights, 103 wins with 70 KOs. Up until the secondRay Leonard fight, he was trained by legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel.
DurÃ¡n is one of the only men in boxing history to win fightsin 5 separate decades. He registered wins in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s andthe 2000s. Putting him in the company of such boxers as Jack Johnson who hadwins in the 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s.
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