Originally Posted by MAG1965
I don't think Duran was that little. If you see him with Hagler in 1983, he is not this little lightweight with a big middleweight. I remember reading that Hagler and Duran did a soft drink commercial in 1982 or 1983, and someone noticed how they were not too different in size, which is how it came about that Duran could maybe fight Hagler. And Duran later after he retired looks like he got up to 250 or 260, although now it looks like he is down to 180 or so. You could not see a guy like Floyd weighing 250 or 260 like Duran does. Even Hearns now looks like he weighs about 210 or so.
Hagler was about an inch taller, but Duran's height, reach, chest and waist at lightweight were practically identical to Julio Cesar Chavez's at lightweight. I have no idea why you can't accept that. Duran was not natural at 154. He was fat. it doesn't matter that he fought at 154 as early as 1978. All that proves is that he was overweight.