Roberto Durán
Nickname: "Manos de Piedra" (or "Hands of Stone")

Roberto Durán

Legend
Born Jun 16, 1951
Age 63
Height 5'7"
Reach 66″
Head Trainers Ray Arcel
Stance Orthodox
Style brawler / swarmer
Division Lightweight
Years Active 1968-84; 1986-89; 1991-2001
Record 103 16 0
NC 0
KOs 70
KO% 58%

  Origin  

Panama City, Panama

  Profile  

  Strengths  

Ferociousness
Aggression
Durability
Relentnessness
Overall Intensity 

  Facts  

Duran held world titles at four different weights - lightweight (1972-79), welterweight (1980), junior middleweight (1983-84) and middleweight (1989).

Durán is the only man in boxing history to win fights in 5 separate decades. He registered wins in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s.

At 37, At 37, Durán claimed the WBC Middleweight title by defeating Iran Barkley in Ring Magazine's 1989 "Fight of the Year"

Fought at the age of 50

Had a record of 72-1 going into his rematch with Leonard

Named The Ring Magazine Comeback Fighter of the Year in for 1983 and 1989.

Named "The Greatest Lightweight of the 20th Century" by The Associated Press in 1999.

Was known for astounding weight gains between fights

Had a small role as one of Rocky Balboa's sparring partners in Rocky II (1978) 

  Major World Titles  

WBC Middleweight
1989-90

WBA Lt Middleweight
1983-84

WBC Welterweight
1980

WBC Lightweight
1978-79

WBA Lightweight
1972-79

  Significant Wins  

UD 10 Jorge Castro - 1997
SD 12 Iran Barkley - 1989
TKO 8 Davey Moore - 1983
TKO 4 Pipino Cuevas - 1983
UD 15 Sugar Ray Leonard - 1980
UD 10 Carlos Palomino - 1979
TKO 14 Esteban De Jesus - 1978
KO 14 Ray Lampkin - 1975
KO 11 Esteban De Jesus - 1974
TKO 13 Ken Buchanan- 1972 

  Significant Loses  

UD 12 Hector Camacho - 1996
UD 12 Sugar Ray Leonard - 1989
TKO 2 Thomas Hearns - 1984
UD 15 Marvin Hagler - 1983
UD 15 Wilfred Benitez - 1982
TKO 8 Sugar Ray Leonard - 1980
UD 12 Esteban De Jesus - 1972

  Website  

Image source: Jim Accordino
 

  Fighter Video  

Roberto Duran vs. Sugar Ray Leonard 1 (Highlights)

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