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Old 12-05-2012, 12:05 PM   #35
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Default Re: Is Roberto Duran a top-10 All Time Great?

depends on who u have in your top ten.

the way i see it, he gained experience at 135 but none of those challengers were anything big. everyone from Lampkin to Fernandez. In fact, Bizarro was about the worst challenger I've ever seen fight for a title.

His opposition improved once he moved up but unfortunately he slowed with age & added weight. Too erratic at higher weights but I ca see he slowed like everyone else.

happened to Ali. happened to Hagler. Happened to Liston. Happened to DLH. Happened to Camacho. happened to Hearns. Happened to Roy Jones

Personally I didnt like him at 154 which is too much weight for him to carry. the hagler fight did wonders for his reputation and made him look like a superman. but then came crashing don in his next fight, an almost too easy KO loss to Hitman
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