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Old 05-31-2012, 09:29 PM   #76
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Since this thread's about schoolin' a young fan about Duran, would anyone be adverse if I re-posted a story about him?
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I motion that JG can post whatever he wants, whenever he wants, or however he wants...
Is that boiler-plate on the Missouri constitution, d?
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Shudder to think how much you've got in Duran memorabilia.
The ultimate 10oz fight worn glove from the 70's when he fought in the states.

You can see the inspectors initials

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I see he is generally regarded more or less as the best fighter of the 70's. I honestly don't know a whole lot about him, and it's shameful . My excuse is he was before my time.

Anyway..

When was his 'prime' generally considered to be?

Top 10 wins of his career? I see thanks to boxrec that he did in fact lose to Hearns and Hagler both. Was this because he was past prime/above his optimal weight?

Also, anything else I should know? Thanks in advance!
This incident should tellya everything ya wanna know about Duran, B814:

When Duran was training to fight Carlos Palomino at Madison Square Garden, he worked out at Howard Albert's gym, an old factory loft in the Garment Center.

It was summertime, and sweltering. Every Latino worker in the area-- and their families -- watched their hero train at lunchtime.

The gym was a steam room -- jammed cheek-to-jowl with the adoring. They pressed so close Duran barely had room for floor exercises. When he was done, he jumped in the ring to shadow box.

Spanning what looked like a crowded subway car, you could see chests swell faces beaming with pride. Plump mothers holding babies in their arms stood at the ring apron, while their little ones looked up saucer-eyed at this God.

In the midst of this outpouring of love, somebody in the back -- unbelievably! -- kept shouting at Duran in Spanish: "PIPINO CUEVAS WILL KILL YOU!

Duran paid him no mind and continued to shadow box. But the heckler was relentless: "PIPINO CUEVAS WILL KILL YOU! "PIPINO CUEVAS WILL KILL YOU!

Finally, Duran fixed him with a glare, stretched as far over the ropes as he could -- just above the glowing faces of mothers and toddlers -- and yanked down his trunks, grabbed his nuts and roared in Spanish: "PIPINO CUEVAS CAN SUCK MY ****!
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Hey Hands, where (generally) are you in S. Phoenix? I used to live there, just off 85th and Belleview, near the Motorola plant in south Scottsdale.
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Hey Hands, where (generally) are you in S. Phoenix? I used to live there, just off 85th and Belleview, near the Motorola plant in south Scottsdale.
Oh, that's a great area. I grew up around 24th and Indian School.

Right now around 24th St and Broadway. Fairly rough side of the city although nobody bothers you if you mind your own. Got laid up with my mexican chick and haven't moved back.
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Oh, that's a great area. I grew up around 24th and Indian School.

Right now around 24th St and Broadway. Fairly rough side of the city although nobody bothers you if you mind your own. Got laid up with my mexican chick and haven't moved back.
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Sal, I know your post on the last page was sarcastic and it's not wrong by any stretch, I was laughing because of the particular poster you quoted. Gems such as these:

On Duran / Mayweather:

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Not at all better. Greater atm yes but not as skilled and definitely would be beaten to pulps by Mayweather.
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Many analysts such as Doug Fischer/Dan Rafael have Floyd's win over Corrales one of the best wins in boxing history.

Better than Ray Leonard's win over Benitez or Hagler, same magnitude as Duran's win over Leonard.
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Many analysts Max Kellerman, Doug Fischer, Dan Rafael have Mayweather winning against Duran at any weight and I don't blame them for it.

Too intelligent in the ring, defence too good, too much technicality and ring generalship

Duran would "no mas" in this fight.
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Sal, I know your post on the last page was sarcastic and it's not wrong by any stretch, I was laughing because of the particular poster you quoted. Gems such as these:

On Duran / Mayweather:









Those are just painful. It does seem that a certain number of posters in the General Forum will discredit an obviously superior old-time fighter (if one can call Duran "old-time") in favor of a current fighter simply because they are young themselves, and don't want to be naggingly told that "things were better in my day."
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I'm 25 and cast as biased for 'old time' fighters. I feel that that general skill level has really decreased even from what there was in the 1980s and early 90s. Ironically, I actually like Floyd too as a fighter.
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Deserves a mention, never trained, needed a poo
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Deserves a mention, didnt train, needed a poo
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