Originally Posted by Sonny's jab
Those were after the Benitez fight.
My point is that many still believed in Duran as they did later vs Moore and Barkley. Such was the legend of Roberto. It's perfectly understandable that Duo could think Duran was going to hammer Benitez based on Duran's ability to get up for the big one, Benitez's suspect chin and the fact that Duran had taken very little wear and tear physically, which is the exact reason (someone that mattered believed in him) he was thrown a lifeline later on in his career and guided to the Moore fight. Benitez was no big puncher either and i am sure there were a lot of guys thought he was going to get overwhelmed.