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Old 11-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #55
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Default Re: How highly do you rank Roberto Duran as a welterweight?

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Originally Posted by HOUDINI View Post
At lt weight he was the greatest in my lifetime. KO punch in either fist, super quick, fight non stop 15 rounds without issue, constantly feinting, great body puncher, tremendous will to win and killer instinct. Arcel his trainer said Duran was the closest thing he ever saw to Jack Dempsey. At welter his punches had less pop and he was a bit less a physical presence in the ring. I rate him top 2-3 at lt weight and top 10 at welter.
Well, if you go by the standards of the ESB historical revisionists, that would make Duran pretty much an overrated shit fighter.
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